Race Shout Outs and The Kind of Randomness That Can Only Come From a Day Off

Sending Fast Thoughts To:

Sam with Operation Jack is running the Utah Valley Marathon this weekend, and hoping BQ for his 6th Boston Marathon!

Whitney, who seriously puts my racing schedule to shame, will be crossing Nebraska off her list at the Buffalo County Stampede Half Marathon!

Danielle who will be running the Montrose 10-K this weekend in Scotland!

Lindsey from Never Say Never will be running the Wounded Warrior 10-K this weekend!

Good luck to these lovely people and everyone else running!


So, I am giving myself a 4 day weekend just for fun.  Nothing going on except playing real housewives of Albuquerque until Tuesday.  I hope to get a lot done like some organizing, yard work, housecleaning.  Or you know, drink my coffee, blog stalk, and watch the MTV movie awards on playback…. (P.S. Johnny Depp + Black Keys is AMAZING! And Russell Brand is actually pretty funny this time).

Today is also my first official marathon training rest day, so nothing too much going on in my corner!

So, here’s what’s going on in the rest of the world! (Amazing what you can learn when you have time to watch the Today Show and catch up on celebrity gossip!).

1)The Tony Awards are this weekend.  As a genuine GLEEer for life (I was in show choir from 7th grade until my senior year of high school), I’m all about the showtunes.  And even more about Neil Patrick Harris.  True story.  He’s from Albuquerque.  I’ve seen him at the mall before.  Highlight of my life.

{Show Choir Amy loved NPH and Glee before they were cool}

2) Mad Men Season Finale: What??? Don’t normal show seasons last longer than 2 months? They make us wait FOREVER and then only give us two months of episodes that Betty hardly appeared in? These people are tyring to ruin my life.

3) Miley and Liam: She’s 19 and takes iPhone mirror duck face photos in her underwear.  No judgement….BUT SERIOUSLY???. (This photo makes me severely uncomfortable by the way).

4) Hot Chocolate 15K: Albuquerque is getting its own Hot Chocolate race.  Has anyone done one of these races?  Apparently they’ve had some ridiculously disastrous races, but they DO have a chocolate party afterwards and I think they’ve gotten their act together.  But it is also $60 and 1 week before my marathon that I want to BQ for.  What do you guys think?

5) My picture on facebook: Always awkward when someone brings their phone up to you (or in this case Aaron), and shows you a picture of yourself at a beer festival that has been up on facebook for who knows how long.  This was in April 2011, and I honestly have no recollection of it being taken (and I don’t look tanked, so I don’t think that’s the explanation).  At least we don’t look completely ridiculous.  But still.  Surprise!

6) The Belmont Stakes is the last of the horse racing trifecta.  “I’ll Have Another” is going for the Triple Crown after winning both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, and I’m cheering for him.

On that note…is it too early for a mimosa? I think I could get used to this Real Housewives lifestyle! (just kidding about the mimosa by the way…kind of…)


12 thoughts on “Race Shout Outs and The Kind of Randomness That Can Only Come From a Day Off

  1. Thanks for the shout-out! Hope you nail your rest day … those are the best! 🙂 Oh, and I hope it doesn’t cost me my Man Card, but I like The Climb, too. Have a great weekend!

    • I think I am hitting my rest day goals! And liking a Miley song may cause you to lose a little corner of your man card, but at least it is an inspiration song with a good message! Have a great weekend too!

    • Thanks! I was so glad that it wasn’t a terrible one that had been on this event website for everyone to see! Have a good weekend too!

    • Oh no! That must be seriously heartbreaking! But I’m glad they retired him instead of forcing him to race and potentially killing him. I have to pick a new horse! Maybe Union Rags? This throws everything off. Have a good weekend!

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