6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Time RUNNING short

FYI this is going to be a little sappy, I warned you..

Amanda (5 Miles Past Empty) was my first Bloggy meet up on 10-10-09, yes we are approaching our 1 year friendiversary. Read all about our "First Running Date" HERE. You know when you meet someone and you just CLICK., well that is how our friendship is. YES we are different, I am an ANAL race morning freak. showing up an hour before the start, going to the Honey Bucket multiple times, etc.. and she is a just before the gun arrival, possibly not registered until the day of the race and chill type of gal. Every time we hang it is a BLAST... which makes me even more SAD because she is leaving.. On 10-10-10 after her Portland Marathon she will move to a land far far away...yes on our Friendiversary... I had a fleeting thought to sign up for the Marathon last minute to spend 26.2 with her, but ALAS it is SOLD OUT!! URGH!!

With time RUNNING short I was happy that we could connect for a 12 miler on Saturday, I was EXCITED to run with Amanda, but a bit fearful to run in parts of Tacoma.. Just after I parked my NEW JEEP a crazy dude yelled "Put your hands in the Ai-er!" LORDY, please keep my car safe..

We set out, Amanda fighting off a cold and me HOPING that I was not too out of shape. The run was GREAT despite the multiple traffic light stops and the train. We even passed an Alzheimer's Memory Walk, there were signs along our route which made me think of my Grandma who had Alzheimer's and died in 2007. about mid-way I spotted a waving woman and QUICKLY realized the waving was for US. It was Jill at Running 2 Sanity HERE. There are many weirdos in Tacoma, but Jill is one of the good ones... HEHEHEHE!! We stopped and chatted, we also tried to convince the young woman walking by wearing a Rock N Roll Seattle T-shirt that she should run a FULL Marathon once in her life.. LOL!! We snapped a few photos..
Lovin my girls!! I GENERALLY am not critical of pictures, but UGH!! I can see every chocolate bar and fast food item consumed the past month flopping over my fuel belt. Hard Core Abs goal for Boston- FAIL!!! Time to get that core in shape to work for me in races.
Jill's buddy Andrea was not feeling well, but I truly did not mean to cut her head off, sorry buddy!!
  • We set back out, a bit stiff from the long stop, talking about marriage, kids, running and anything else that came up. NEVER ever a shortage of conversation, well I lied, we did not talk much on the MONSTER HILL!! Hello jello legs.. I prefer the flat waterfront route.
Although I did feel on edge and like I should have been carrying a tire iron on the run (like the old lady in the park who had it for "my protection"), it was pretty safe, Amanda knew where to go. 12 miles DONE!!
  • I am going to miss Amanda soooo much, I know it is not goodbye, but with time RUNNING short it sure feels like it.
  • Have you made friends through running/blogging? Tell me about your experience. And make sure to celebrate those Friendiversaries!

15 comments:

Megan said...

That looks like Ruston Way and I was totally in Tac town this weekend, dang! Can't wait for my 1st blog meet up. it'll happen one of these days. : )

track coach and adorable wife said...

I am excited to make and meet friends through blogging. Can't wait to pound down some past with you all! It is stupid but I am sad that Amanda is moving too because she has a personality that seems right up my ally and I am bummed she'll leave right after I meet her :(

Java Joggers said...

Yes, I've definitely made new friends through running, especially through my running group. Runners always will have at least one thing in common with each other :)

Marlene said...

So sad that Amanda is leaving!! Hope you get to enjoy some runs together before she leaves... and maybe plan a trip after!

Awesome that you ran into Jill again!! I remember her friend Andrew from after RnR... she was awesome!

AND you look GREAT!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Awe...a post dedicated to ME! Thanks Mel. It is so crazy that I'm leaving on our Friendiversary. So sad! I hope something randomly pops up and you are able to run Portland!! Wouldn't that be cool!?

Thank you so much for coming to run with me!!! Oh and if your looking for a half I am doing on on 9/18 JBLM half (google it I think). It should be flat and fast! I'm doing 7 before the race then finishing with 13.1 for my 20 miler...Just a thought! =)

Katie A. said...

Just getting all caught up - glad you're back to posting ;)

And, I'm glad you've been running! Sad to hear your buddy is leaving - but you are so full of energy I'm sure you can find a good supplement.
Good luck with the goals - I know you can do it!!

Kerrie T. said...

Aw. I'm sad she's leaving, too. :(

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Bloggy buddies are the best! Isn't she moving to my coast? Maybe I can make her my bloggy running buddy when she moves.

aron said...

yes one of my bffs from blogging (maritza) just moved away :( i was very sad and still am.

marathonmaiden said...

hahaha. yes totally sappy but totally awesome too. blogging buddies are the best. i love the ones that i've been able to really connect with both on the blogs and in real life!

mommaof3ontherun said...

I love how much support and love I receive in bloggy world...

Lisa said...

Sounds like a great run! Running with friends is such a great way to strengthen and deepen a relationship! Nothing like pushing each other up a long hill and encouraging someone to the finish line!

(oh, and super cute pics!)

Julie said...

what a fun run with blogging buddies!!

Wifey said...

One of my favorite things about blogging and running is the support and bonding that goes with each. Love it!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Amy said...

Great story of your run, it seems that you and your friend are having fun with your run. Keep up the good run and post.

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