Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Winner, Werk, and How I Missed my Race...almost


I’m alive!!  In spite of what many people have thought, I did not die of herpes an acute case of taperits, instead I’ve been horribly horribly busy…..

Winner winner!!
The winner of the FinishSafe ID is: Kelly @ A Journey to a Better Me! (I’ll spare you from the screenshot of the random number generator.)  Shoot me and email and I'll get it mailed to you.  Now, I know that there was a collective groan / slam fist on the desk at even the thought that you didn’t win the contest.  However, what is the one thing that is better than a way to notify your love ones when you get hit by a car?  A free Back To the Future Delorean!  Of COURSE!

Best. Picture. Ever.
FinishSafe is giving Olympic hopeful Jeffrey Eggleston a DeLorean DMC-12 (the "Back to the Future" car).  If you are a registered FinishSafe customer and you beat Jeffrey at the Lost Dutchmen Marathon (in the Phoenix area) on 2/19 next year, the car is yours.  If Jeffrey is the first FinishSafe customer to cross the finish line, then his car will be raffled off among EVERY FinishSafe customer who entered this contest!  So, you’re basically wasting time reading this if you want to win a sweet sweet back to the future car. Go enter here!


Race Day Date Mixup
Do you remember that race that I’ve been training 6 months for?  The race that I’ve canceled running other races for?  Ran 70 miles per week for?  I about missed the F’ing thing!!  Rock and Roll races are 95% on Sunday.  That gives them the opportunity to have the expo on Friday and Saturday, have lots of time to prepare, etc.  Well, not in Georgia.  Thank god I received a facebook message from the GeorgiaSnail telling me about the Weather on Saturday.  I honestly can’t make this stuff up.  Check out the messages:



Werk
I know I’ve said before, but during the workday, I’m an IT consultant.  Basically what that means is that I run around screaming things like “synergies!” and “value add!” and then proceed to make a power point presentation that contains 80 slides with lots of pictures. (For the “office” people who read my blog, that line above was Hil-arious)  As you can tell from my 4 day blog hiatus, I’ve been BUSY at work. I’ve taken on another client that is taking on a lot of my “free” time. You know, the time between 2am and 4am that I "wasted" sleeping before.

Halloween
For the first time in many years, I wasn’t able to put together my own Halloween costume. (Previous years have included Napoleon Dynamite, Super Mario Brothers, and the Oxy Clean guy)  For that matter, I didn’t even get to see any “sexy” witch/hobo/vampires.  One might think that Halloween was all but wasted!  But, wait! We did dress up my little man in a giraffe costume. (What sound does a giraffe make?  I was telling him that it makes a sound very similar to a sick or dying elephant)  Fortunately for you, there are two things they teach you in parenting prep classes:

  • You will get pooped on. Some of it might even get in your mouth at one point.  Just deal with it
  • Make sure to shove pictures of your kid down everyone’s throat at any and every given opportunity.  People will smile and say “cute”, and it never gets old





21 comments:

Laura said...

I don't know what you're complaining about with not seeing slutty Halloween costumes... I totally posted mine on Twitter.

Pam said...

lol you REALLY need to post some pictures of you as Napoleon Dynamite.

Running Moose said...

What Laura said...me too ;)

Jamoosh said...

Look at you dressed up as a sexy runner! Love the picture of you and your son in costume!

willrun4beer said...

Hilarious as always. Nice work on almost missing the race

undeterrable said...

My boss had the same Sat/Sun issue with the Kansas City half. Crazy races on Saturdays...

And there is nothing wrong with baby photos in costume. Best part of Halloween.

Jill@Run for the Hills said...

Did you update your sidebar to read 11/5 before or after you got your ass saved on FB? I even asked you about this last week.

I think the reason they moved it to Sunday is because you can't buy (or serve?) beer at all on Sunday in Georgia. Rock'n'Roll has an image to maintain, and thousands have post-race beers to drink. Welcome to the Bible Belt; enjoy your stay.

Char said...

Cute!

C2Iowa said...

Cool pics of the boy!

Jen said...

Sooo cute. He's getting so big! :)

TriMOEngr said...

Never get tired of cute baby pics even if they have silly dad with him. I think I would have flipped out about having the wrong date on the race. Glad you figured it out with a couple days to spare. Yikes! Guess it was good you were in "taper" mode when work went to heck.

...Barbie... said...

omg. the little one is so crazy cute!!

and i am glad you learned when the race was. that could have been bad.

Charles Baisden said...

Too bad you didn't stick with your plan to run the marathon on Sunday - you would have gotten first for sure!!! :-)

Morgan said...

The adorable baby pics always make me forget what I was going to comment about!!!!!!!!

Jess said...

All the holidays get better with kids! Such a "cute" giraffe!

Beth (i run like a girl) said...

Now aren't you glad you found out about the race day BEFORE Saturday! (I heard this a couple of weeks ago, too, and was wondering what they were thinking having a marathon on a Saturday?! Doesn't that break some running law somewhere? But I'm not running this one, so my opinion probably doesn't count.)

Kristin @NyceLife said...

This is the south, we rest (and drink cocktails) on Sunday. Hope you have a great race and enjoy savannah! You'll likely finish your 26 before I do my 13, ha ha!

Lisa said...

wow, mixing up the race day could have been disasterous!

Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine Rental Guy said...

Ooof! I wish I'd signed up for this!

Erin said...

Best of luck tomorrow! Hope it's a great race for you.

XLMIC said...

OMG...there really is a Back to the Future Delorean Time Machine Rental Guy! And he has a BLOG!!!!!

I knew a girl in college who had a Delorean. This was before the movie came out in 1985. So impractical.