Thursday, October 16, 2008

Gotta Run

That seems to be my motto of late... Can't blog now, gotta run to a meeting at work. Can't chat on the phone, gotta run out to buy stuff for the Halloween costume I'm making. Can't watch all of the debates, gotta run over to have dinner with Mr. Wonderful.

On top of all these scenarios, I actually have to run.

Sunday I'm doing the Nike Women's Half Marathon in San Francisco. It'll be my second half this year, which I'm just translating into "In 2008 I ran an entire marathon"...part of it just happened to be in May and the other part happened to be in October.

Truth be told, the main reason I'm looking forward to running it is that it'll mean I'm done with it. Amidst all the other running I'm doing in my life right now, training for a race has just about made me want to run screaming from the track and not look back until I hit Vegas. And maybe when I got there, I'd trade in my Asics for some go-go boots and take a job as a platform dancer at 54 in the MGM Grand. Or I could become a cockail-serving pirate's wench at Treasure Island.

This is what my fantasies have come to...

I'll be so relieved to be done. And I may just eat an entire wheel of cheese in celebration. Then sit in the same chair for four days straight.

9 comments:

laura said...

good luck to you! i've heard that is a fun race...complete with Tiffany necklace at the end. and...have fun in San Francisco!!

Amy Turpin said...

I'm impressed. I've always wanted to run a half marathon and never have. Maybe after this baby!! Good luck! Have fun, and drink lots of wine with that cheese (it'll help dull the pain).

Wow, that was awkward said...

I have been fantasizing about being a UPS driver. Or some other job where my primary responsibility is to unload and load stuff.

Run Mel Run.

Lara Watkins said...

I didn't do any running but I'll meet you in Vegas! I'm proud of you!!

Semicharmed said...

I think that should be the tagline for all women "gotta run" - seriously we wear far too many hats. Whoa - half marathon. Way to go! I think that definitely merits a wheel of cheese and maybe a glass or five of wine.

Hannah said...

You are so awesome! I can't imagine running a half marathon, that's crazy talk.

Dingo said...

Good luck, girlie! If you eat the cheese wheel, I don't think you'll fit in the costume for the cocktail-serving pirate wench.

geekhiker said...

I'm commenting on this as you're running, so I hope it's going well.

I'm a bit jealous that you have Halloween plans as well, as I have none!

jen tarara said...

Congrats on another distance race, girl! Now you can enjoy that brie and bordeaux, and more latte lounging on the wknds ;)