I’m starting to get caught up in the Vegas folks excitement. This is the way to participate in a marathon. I mean seven months pregnant. Enormous belly. There is no guilt! No one saying to you, “how come you aren’t running?”
For all they know, you ran Boston last year and kicked some serious running rear. (stop laughing…I know where Boston is!)
First of all I’m awfully proud of my disgustingly fit husband (I’m fat, feel bad for me) who one day last spring said, “hey I want to run a marathon, even though I haven’t run in months” and now is. (yeah there is a little bitterness at the gene poole there and how he came out on top). He started following blogs like Jeff’s who came up with the Vegas RBF Fest in the first place, and now promises to have a fun get together for all of us the Saturday before the run.
My guy went on and designed and distributed Running Blog Family (west side) shirts for the run. I of course will be wearing mine so that all the RBF folks can pick me out of the crowd. Otherwise I would be hard to see, Redhair, enormous belly (did I mention that already?).
It’s nice to see that others get nervous before a run, it makes me feel like less of a freak, I always start to panic about this time, ten day’s out from a run. Of course we have never bought plane tickets to any of my runs, but I try not to complain, after all I get to give birth to gigantic babies. So I’m fulfilled.
Speaking of babies, I’m not sure how Arlene is going to deal with the fact that The Moo won’t be accompanying us to Vegas. Scott’s got this weird thing about wanting to sleep the night before the Marathon….whatever. Frankly I’m afraid Arlene will get violent during her pre race jitters when she discovers we haven’t brought the cutest family member. Maybe I’ll bring a big doll to distract her. Or chocolate.
Keith and Drew will be there too and Natalia and I will be cheering hard from the sidelines, provided that we don’t get lost at a strip bar……Or frankly in my case an Internet cafe.
So as we rush forward into the Thanksgiving Holly Daze and out the otherside, tumbling Pell Mell towards V-Day (Vegas), be thinking of me….home, with my feet up, not freaking out because there is no pressure, other than to be awake and possibly standing at the finish line to cheer my number one dude to victory.
Go baby Go.