The Turtledash 2011 photo montage….
Mr. Supermom. He’s number one!
Turbo Finishes fast 1:58
See you next year.
7 year old: Mom I want to open a piss tea stand.
Mom: What!?? (in my head Whyyyyyyyyy do these conversations always have to be in public?)
7 year old: (louder now) A PISS TEA STAND!!
Mom: I don’t understand what you are talking about…where did you see this?
7 year old: In PEANUTS Lucy has a piss tea stand and she makes 5 cents! And she gives advice.
Mom: You mean psychiatric advice.
7-year old: nooo, its spelled pss tee stand
Mom: but it’s pronounced Sike EE at trick.
7 year old: Okay, then I want to have psychiatric stand to raise money
Mom: You’re going to need it.
Another year come and gone! I’m going to post some pictures here just to drive team website crazy, and to give him something to do (sorry Joe).
Thanks to all the runners who showed up on this gorgeous October morning! It was really a great day for a run!
There is so much that goes into the day of the Turtledash that it wouldn’t be possible without everyone’s help. Thanks to everyone who brought a potluck dish for the festivities! Thanks to all the house elves who helped keep things running at Turtledash headquarters while I delivered Mace and looked for lost dashers. Thanks for keeping on top of all the dishes, I know there were a lot. And thanks for taking out the garbage!
Thanks to KJ for manning up and manning the Mile 1/10 waterstation (the longest station on the course)
Thanks to my dad for taking care of the Mile 6 waterstation and for sending me voice memos of all (all!) the conversations my seven year old had while on the job
Thanks to Tammy for on course bike support! You are awesome, great idea!
Thanks to Joe for helping me with the website and for not burning much of the barbecue.
Thanks to Jenny for not leaving when I made her the childcare volunteer, after she arrived at the Turtledash.
Thanks to Mary for all the homemade goodies. Yum!
Thanks to Michelle for sending lots of canned goodness for prizes! See you next year!
Special thanks to Nora, official 2011 Turtledash sponsor for taking care of the T-shirt set up fee this year.
Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa for feeding the boys breakfast and volunteering (just like every year that they aren’t in Paris) and for the Apple Tort.
Thanks to Natalia, for finish line duties, marking the course duties, putting up with the general chaos of Turtledash morning, driving down the night before to put up with the cleaning frenzy, making of numbers, making turtle cookies with the boys even though they were driving her crazy with their middle of the dough cookie cutter ness and especially for night before Turtledash knitting and Movie watching.
Thanks to Leah, Head House Elf. The list of things Leah takes care of on the day of the dash are too numerous to detail but the high points are the chai latte she brings me the morning of and the still being my friend the day after the Turtledash. Special thanks to the Head House Elf for putting up with the multiple pre-Turtledash phonecalls. Phonecalls that increase the closer to the Turtledash we get. And the general supportive friendness of coming back to be the behind the scenes person of the Turtledash year after year. I know I don’t have an ulcer because of you. ( I mean how many people can you say that to) Thanks Leah.
Thanks to my boys for sleeping all night the night before the dash. I really appreciate that! You can stay.
And last but most importantly thanks to my husband for cleaning all the bathrooms, (with a toothbrush-the Navy! it works!) mopping the floors, running the barbecue, doing the shopping, marking the course, taking the pictures, taking me running in the dark before the Turtledash so I didn’t have to go alone, putting up with the Turtledash year after year, being fun to be around, and giving me that look that says ‘you are freaking out, stop’ without anyone else seeing. You are my favorite.
Thanks Turtledashers it’s was fun. See you in 2012.
5 year old:I have some ideas on how you can make some dollars.
7 year old: Really?
5 year old: yes! you can get a red jar and ring a bell and then people (holds hands in air for emphasis) just give you money!!
7 year old: Perfect! Mom can we have a red jar?
*It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
It’s all knitty knitty bang bang here. It’s the calm before the storm. It’s swimming lessons, and violin and school and lego camp all still going on even though there is a huge old Turtledash headed my way.
I prefer to ignore it and knit these mittens which may turn out after all. Actually I have no problem making one mitten, it’s the pair that sends me around the bend, I can never get the second one nearly as good. This is only a problem if I”m giving them to someone other than my children, which so far has happened. But it could be just around the corner…for reals yo.
*Bang Bang Chitty Chitty Bang Bang