Was supposed to run a half today. But, I haven’t ran in about a month. Physically and mentally there was no way I could do this today. 

Last year I was also injured for this race.  However, I was midway through marathon training and had many miles on my feet. So, I pushed it through 6 painful miles before pulling out at the medical tent. 

I knew I didn’t have it in me this year. So epic cheering once again it was. 

I got there super early this morning & started chalking up the trails with names & motivation.

I swear I get more from the runners than i give them. I get so many smiles. Giggles,  and thank you’s. It really is the best.  Many runners told me they look forward to seeing me every year. Awwww.

I saw everyone at mile 5 & then again at mile 23 (9 for the half) . Saw two friends, including mrdragoo ,  pace their husbands to their first half. Badass women. 

I even jumped in & ran about a mile total when I tried to give some final miles support to two friends who were feeling the burn as they neared the finish.  Hard for me to complain about my pain to them, amirite? 

I have such a blast doing this. It never gets old.

Was supposed to run a half today. But, I haven’t ran in about a month. Physically and mentally there was no way I could do this today.

Last year I was also injured for this race. However, I was midway through marathon training and had many miles on my feet. So, I pushed it through 6 painful miles before pulling out at the medical tent.

I knew I didn’t have it in me this year. So epic cheering once again it was.

I got there super early this morning & started chalking up the trails with names & motivation.

I swear I get more from the runners than i give them. I get so many smiles. Giggles, and thank you’s. It really is the best. Many runners told me they look forward to seeing me every year. Awwww.

I saw everyone at mile 5 & then again at mile 23 (9 for the half) . Saw two friends, including mrdragoo , pace their husbands to their first half. Badass women.

I even jumped in & ran about a mile total when I tried to give some final miles support to two friends who were feeling the burn as they neared the finish. Hard for me to complain about my pain to them, amirite?

I have such a blast doing this. It never gets old.

Tags: do epic shit

themostinspirationalquotes:

The Most Inspirational Quotes
themostinspirationalquotes:

The Most Inspirational Quotes

I had SOOO much fun volunteering at Fox Valley Marathon / 20 / Half Marathon today.  Packet pick up was great.  I was checking in mostly  marathon runners.  1st timers had a “1st” marked on their packet.  I tended to chat with these people a little more.  ”This is your first?”  ”Are you excited” Pretty much all of them said they were nervous.   I SO recognize the look of fear on their faces.  I was them once.  I gave them the ultimate reassurance: “If *I* can do it, anybody can.  Trust me on this.”  Then I made them promise to high five me at mile 23.   

Then off to hand out medals at the Kids Marathon.  This was THE BEST.  Putting medals around their necks made me smile until my cheeks hurt.  .  It started to pour just before the start.  Some of the kids and their parents jumped under the volunteers tent to stay dry.  A father and his  daughter with Down’s Syndrome stood next to me while it rained.  She was a bit worried about the rain.  I tried my best to tell her that she would be fine.  Thankfully, it cleared up for the start.  However, within a minute it started to rain again… and through the finish.  This girl finished near the end of the participants.  I saw her coming in for the finish and I was cheering her in.  She crossed the finish line and ran into my arms, where I gave her a super hug, congratulated her, and put the medal around her neck.  Come on now…. THIS.

(Source: steveinaspeedo)

I miss Devin Hester in blue and orange.  He sure was fun to watch.  Still is. 

ellasdeli:

So what’s the etiquette on waiting for dinner if a kid is in the ER?  It’s already 7:00 pm and three of us are hungry.

I don’t think the rest of us should be denied pizza because someone might’ve broken his arm during soccer try outs.   Is that wrong of me?

My dad once dropped a running chainsaw on my mom’s face.  For realz!  (blade side UP thank god) Broke her nose.  At the ER he was worried about the speed of the exam.  He wanted to make it to our weekly Saturday night family dinner. 

Yes, we went to dinner straight from the ER. 

(Source: buttermakerlives)

It may, or may not, have been 10 months since I cleaned out the back of my car.

It may, or may not, have been 10 months since I cleaned out the back of my car.

Passed the audit!!!!

Tags: as you were

Drinking rum before 9 am doesn’t make you a drunk.  It makes you a pirate.  Arg, matey!  

Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day! 

A. You can ONLY answer Yes or No.
B. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages you and asks.

Copy and repost, delete my answers, then type in your answers. mrdragoo ,  mar-kicksass , mom-in-mammoth , davidsgoals , iamrunner


Been arrested? NO
Kissed someone you didn’t like? Yes
Slept in until 5 PM? Yes
Ran a red light? YES
Been suspended from school? No 
Experienced love at first sight? Yes
Totaled your car in an accident? NO
Been fired from a job? NO
Fired somebody? YES

Sang karaoke? YES

Pointed a gun at someone? No
Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t? YES
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? YES
Kissed in the rain? YES
Had a close brush with death? YES
Seen someone die? YES
Played spin-the-bottle? YES
Smoked a cigar? YES
Sat on a rooftop? YES
Smuggled something into another country? Yes
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? Yes
Broken a bone? NO
Skipped school? YES
Eaten a bug? YES
Sleepwalked? No
Walked a moonlit beach? YES
Rode [on] a motorcycle? YES
Dumped someone? YES
Lied to avoid a ticket? YES
Ridden in a helicopter? NO
Shaved your head? NO
Made your boyfriend/girlfriend cry? No
Eaten snake? No
Marched/Protested? NO
Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? YES
Puked on amusement ride? NO
Seriously & intentionally boycotted something? YES
Been in a band? NO
Been on TV? YES
Shot a gun? NO
Skinny-dipped? YES
Gave someone stitches? No
Ridden a surfboard? NO
Drank straight from a liquor bottle? YES
Had surgery? YES
Streaked? YES
Taken by ambulance to hospital? NO
Fainted? NO
Peed behind a bush? YES
Donated Blood? YES
Grabbed an electric fence? Yes
Eaten alligator meat? No
Killed an animal when not hunting? No
Peed your pants in public? YES
Snuck into a movie without paying? YES
Written graffiti? No
Still love someone you shouldn’t? Yes
Been in handcuffs? No
Believe in love? YES
Sleep on a certain side of the bed? No

soulproprietorship:

D sent this to me today.
Now you can all tell why I like her so much. :)

soulproprietorship:

D sent this to me today.

Now you can all tell why I like her so much. :)

You know what’s super awesome? When the company auditor makes a surprise visit when you’re in charge.

Super super awesome.

Tags: shoot me now

steen-to-be-a-marathoner:

wiserstrongerbetter:

I laughed way too hard at this….

Oh boy.. This is far too accurate

steen-to-be-a-marathoner:

wiserstrongerbetter:

I laughed way too hard at this….

Oh boy.. This is far too accurate

(via laurenrunsfurther)