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.

THEN

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???

15 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Awesome 'fictional' story, I bet "Marley" will do an amazing job running 13.1 -- and while I wish her good luck, I have no doubt the story will have a happy ending :D

AKA Alice said...

Marley is gonna be just fine...and will return with an awesome race report (and it's not just the wine talkin' right now...I belive in Marley...really I do!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

HAVE FUN!

Diana said...

Go Marley!
This sounds like a story destined to have a happy ending!

Jess said...

Good luck "Marley"!

Megsie said...

I Love This. I can't wait for Part 2. Since you are running RIGHT NOW, and notably I AM NOT, my good thoughts are with you. And may I say in advance: Ow. Ow, Ow, Ow. and OW.

Dando said...

I love fictional stories. However since I don't believe you that it is fictional, good luck! Hope you do well! =)

D10 said...

You should start writing fictional novels! Hope Marley has a great time.

Al's CL Reviews said...

Marley will do great.

Shannon said...

Go Marley, Go!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Hahahahahahahaha! Your friend Marley sounds like a f*cking retard!

But wish her luck from me next time you see her.

She abuses alcohol and commits racing fraud? What could possibly go wrong?

She is a TRUE AMERICAN HERO!

(I'd say heroine but I' afraid she'd kill me for my stash.)

Blooming Orchid said...

Go, Marley! And please make sure you get detailed notes from 'her' about how the race went.

MCM Mama said...

Good luck "Marley"! ;o)

Carolina John said...

hope you did well, can't wait to read the "ending".

zsazhelle ultram (the 50mg piglet) said...

Very entertaining! Is it purely fictional? It does not appear to be so. But the moral of the story is this: What is meant for us is truly meant for us. And regardless of how this may be presented to us, in the end they would still land in the palm of our hands. And although the battle of the bulge is one bloody and exhausting battle, I know I'm going to come out victorious.