12 Jan 2010
Categorized As: CarbKiller, running, shout out

Okay I’ll admit it, I’ve been something of a mopey-pants since Saturday morning. Not because there is anything wrong with a 5K. Alright I’ll stop BSing, there is something seriously wrong with the 5K. There were no medals. Come on people a medal costs like a dollar to make right? And it would look so pretty on the medal tree I’m planning for myself!

Fortunately the other 5 (yes 5 of them) 5K races I tentatively have planned for 2010 all feature race bling. Who are you calling a blingdigger? Me? Oh, okay just checking. :) 

From the health standpoint my knee is still iffy. Initially it was both knees felt a little…off. Several days into this whole rest + Advil thing I’ve decided left knee is okay, right knee (my dominant leg) is the troublemaker. I wish flogging would straighten out what is clearly my leg’s bad attitude but Tanya Harding proved that doesn’t work.

I know, I should be ashamed of myself for even mentioning her but I’ve been watching old Saturday Night Live reruns.

Anyway, my general disgust over lack of bling, failed race distances and a funky leg have just made me feel…blah.

And then I heard from a lovely woman named April. She posted a comment on my woe-is-me blog from Saturday and basically made my week. She signed up for a half marathon! Just like me! And she clearly must occasionally laugh at my jokes because she lurks here! Just like me!

Okay, I don’t actually lurk here but I might occasionally shake my head at my own craziness, is that weird?

Anyway. THANKS April! You made my day and best of luck on your half marathon! We’d be delighted to post about your training and race adventures if you’d like. (No pressure).

I’d also like to share a facebook picture my friend Carol posted of her weekend’s winnings.

The Donald Medal is for running the Walt Disney World half marathon on Saturday, the Mickey medal is for running the Walt Disney World full marathon on Sunday, and that Goofy medal? You only get that if you do both the same weekend. 39.3 miles in two days gets you a little extra bling. This year’s medal was distinct because it’s the five year anniversary of the WDW Goofy Challenge but how cool are those!

And this year with snow, ice, sleet and generally the worst race conditions I’ve ever seen 55,500 people participated in race weekend events. Just imagine the crowds! A hearty congrats to all the people who ran, walked, jogged, stumbled or just stood on the sidelines and chEARed. You all rock!

Maybe if I survive 2010 I will be willing to try that for 2011. If you’ll excuse me I’m off to take my vitamins.

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  1. April says,

    Heehee I am wondering if your Allison mentioned in todays entry was meant to be April ;-). Either that or you have two lurkers that just signed up for their first half marathon :-). If so then Allison shall be my new running code name LOL!! I would love to keep you updated on my training and bush peeing adventures while I train for this first half marathon. Not very knowledgable about blogging an all that though.
    Sorry to hear about your knees!! Hate it when your body just wont cooperate.

    dated January 13, 2010 at 8:50 am

  2. VivaRunVegas says,

    I think you just made blingdigger my new favorite word. I actually liked the Tanya Harding reference, I forgot all about that old dramz.

    So, is troublemaker knee on the right on a running time out for now? Have you gone for some swims yet?

    Disney sure can make some nice looking medals. I’m curious how the 5 year D-land medal will turn out this year.

    dated January 13, 2010 at 3:20 pm

  3. Deb says,

    Way to go April, cough I mean Allison on signing up!!!

    CarbKiller…2011 on the East Coast? Might have to make a trip south if you go too – seems like you just book those WEST coast races..what’s THAT about?

    ROFL on the flogging your knee…wish I could do the same for my tailbone — it is what it is. Let’s get past this stuff and have a blazing great year!

    dated January 13, 2010 at 5:03 pm

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