Last Weekend & Last Last Weekend

[i’ve missed day one of NaBloPoMo, dang it.]

let’s start two weekends ago.  we flew to DC (through thunderstorms, my faaaavorite.  ugh.)  we spent saturday afternoon picking up race packets, drinking water, and eating carbs.  i did the carbo loading in sympathy.

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then the next morning was the race, bright and early.  the anderson trio (ben, pete, and stuart) took off for the marine corps marathon at about 6 a.m. for the start time of 8 a.m.  their support crew (me and stuart’s girlfriend leah – ben’s wife megan had their three little ones to watch) got a late start and met them at mile 20 around 11:30 am.  here’s the rev, looking not all that winded at this point:

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then leah and i walked back to the subway to scoot a couple stops down the way to meet them at the finish line.  we stepped off the train and this is what we hit:

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a wall of people.  it took us 25 full minutes to exit the subway station – good thing a. the ceilings were high and b. i’m not claustrophobic.

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and here they are!  post-finish line with goody bags in hand and exhaustion beginning to severely take over.  at this point they were all starting to limp a bit.

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very heroic.  i was so proud of him, i have no idea how he did it.  he wants me to train with him for next year.  uhhhhhhhhhh…maybe?

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the trio’s worn-out kicks after the run, complete with digital tracking microchips.  unfortunately, despite my having signed up literally months ago to receive text-messaged updates to keep track of their location, i received nary a text.  thus our meeting them at only 2 spots…we had no idea where they were among the other 21,997 runners!

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and finally, the rev took a much-needed respite and was cleaned off by the anderson family dog, max.  he was not much cleaner, however.

this past weekend was much less eventful…we had a power-cleaning session saturday day once the rev returned from standing on the sidelines of another race (for the cure) as a firefighter, on hand in case anyone dropped.  (no one dropped.)  then i worked for a few hours, and we tried to find something to go do for halloween.  absolutely nothing panned out, to our chagrin, so we fell asleep watching dexter.  we did get a couple of trick-or-treaters though, which thrilled the rev and gibb.  patsy didn’t care so much.

yesterday we had brunch out at bob barksdale’s after pete and gibb’s 6-mile run, and went to the sheffield antique mall in collierville.  i could spend about a gajillion dollars in there!  then we gave pete’s mom (a halloween baby) her birthday gift, went home for dinner, and again watched a string of dexters back-to-back (i am soobsessedomg.)  i’m thrilled that this morning i could start the week with all laundry cleaned and put away, the whole house dusted and vacuumed, and an hour later (seemingly) than normal.  fall is going well in memphis!

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