Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Go West, Young Man

I totally stole that picture from one of Lisa's prior posts, but it still makes me laugh. Anyways folks, the adventure begins today as I pick Mark up from the airport. We have never met so thank goodness the Des Moines airport is small :-) Then off to Colorado tomorrow morning! I am excited now. I am feeling good - I ran three miles yesterday and today in 28 minutes, so I am glad I can be fast (for me!) if I want to...

Okay, three things about me that you will learn after spending 30+ hours running with me.

1. I am incredibly anal. I made a binder for each vehicle. There are tabs. My roommate said "Do you need to have these or is everyone going to make fun of you?" And yes, it is the latter.

2. I never take pictures. I always have the best intentions, but I managed to come back from my first marathon with a total of two pictures, and I am in neither of them. One is simply of the cool bridge in Duluth that moves up and down. So, I depend on the rest of you to take pictures. In fact, I even put a disposable camera in the crate with the stuff for each van so that there is a camera at all times (although I imagine several of you will bring your own).

3. I talk in my sleep. A lot. And sometimes I am verbally abusive to others in the room while I am sleeping. I have also been known to let out a blood-curdling scream (I did wake myself up when I did that). Sometimes I will even sit up and have a conversation with you that is only semi-coherent. So I am really just hoping I don't say something incredibly embarassing with so many people to hear :-)

And just because they crack me up, here are two more despair.com posters that are somewhat running related...

4 comments:

Lisa said...

I can't believe you made binders!!

And I had no idea about the sleep talking. Awesome.

ali said...

I love the posters, especially the blame one.

I never take pictures either, I plan too, but when the opportunity arises I have no idea where the camera is.

Shaun said...

Of those three posters I'd say the Persistence one is my favorite. ;) Several of the despair.com posters are pretty awesome.

I'm gonna miss out on Danielle saying embarassing things in her sleep?!? :( Hehe :p

Danielle said...

I think despite all the stress, I managed to not say anything weird in my sleep, so you didn't miss out Shaun...