|Runner Chicks at the the-a-tah on Tuesday night.|
We went to dinner, then to downtown Portland to the Keller Auditorium. I stayed up way past my bedtime, but it was worth it. The musical Dirty Dancing is coming to town in January, I hope to see it as well.
The quote is so perfect. A challenge to push ourselves out of our comfort zones. I am inspired.
2. I acquired a few things I forgot to tell you about at the See Jane Run 5k on Sunday. Kerrie and I both purchased t-shirts at the expo. We couldn't resist.
|"Do the thing you think you can not do." - Eleanor Roosevelt|
|I had to send Kerrie a picture of me in our new shirts and the hats we won for our 2nd place AG finishes. Bonus, you get a view of my kitchen. Lucky you.|
Also, as we were leaving the park, Sally asked me if I like salted caramel Gu. Um, yes, of course! She had grabbed one during the half (and doesn't care for the flavor, what?) and gave it to me!
When she and I ran Eugene last year, she remembered my shenanigans grabbing gels on that course. You can read about it here. Let's just say, I prefer to leave a race with as many, if not more, gels than I started the race with.
3. Last week, I officially joined an overnight relay team!
It's not my first time. I did a relay in college, when I wasn't really a runner. I didn't train for it, but enjoyed hanging with some high school friends on our co ed team Men with Guts, Women with Butts, running Mt. Rainier to the Pacific. I don't remember any of it, except that we had a driver for our van, the runners didn't have to drive at all.
Fast forward over (gasp) 20 years later, I'm running the Cascade Lakes Relay in Eastern Oregon with my local running buddies. One of their runners dropped at the last minute, so I'm in. The race is in a few weeks, 8/1-8/2.
S told me to get it out of my system because (you) will hate it. I'm not really a night person, and may get a bit cranky after 10pm. He has told me that he would hate to be in a van with me at 10:30pm. So, I intend to have THE BEST TIME EVER! I will be fun, I will be charming, I will not be cranky. My friends will not hate me after this relay!
Plus, we've rented a house in Sunriver, and my van (#2) will get to go back to the house twice, after we run legs 7-12 and legs 19--24. This means we won't get the real overnight relay experience (as S has told me). We won't be sleeping in a field, or in a high school gym, or wherever else you people attempt to sleep during a Ragnar or Hood to Coast. And, that's just fine with me. I hope to nap in a bed and get a shower between legs. Baby steps people, grown up overnight relay baby steps!