Friday, June 19, 2009
A Fictional Story-Part 1
Once upon a time there was a girl we will call "Marley" and she loved to run. One of her favorite things to do was running races. She loved them....especially a certain one in her home town of errrr Wisconsin. One day she got a bright idea to enter a half marathon and sucker her buddy into running it with her. She was on comeback from an injury and was ready to start fresh and had lofty goals. They would run it together in perfect harmony and life would be grand.
But the race lottery gods had another plan for her. Marley's name was not chosen to participate in the race. She was very sad that her name was not drawn but her friend did get into race. She moped around and felt sorry for herself a for a few days and then let it go. Her plan included drinking copious amounts of alcohol whilst her friend had to exert all sorts of energy to complete 13.1 miles on foot. She was going to be all about having fun that weekend.
Several weeks later she recieved a phone call asking if she was still interested in running the very same race that denied her. A friend of a friend had an unfortunate accident that later required knee surgery. That meant no race for this woman and a bib was going to be unused. After hmmm and haaaaaing for about 30 seconds, she decided to do it even though she was already way behind in training (she is kind of stupid like that). She felt it was her duty to step up to the plate and make sure that the woman who gave her knee to the sport was fairly represented. Marley has a grand way of justifying ANYTHING.
So today is the day before the big race. Marley is set and ready to go.....just not all that trained for the race.
Stay tuned for part deux, the race report. Will she or will she not make it across the finish line???