Thursday, May 22, 2008

running hotdogs



i'm going to be in this crowd in 3 days. it's the bolder/boulder 10K and i'm so very excited. now i don't think i'll be getting any awards or anything for doing this, after all i am not from kenya and i'm really not a runner by any stretch of the imagination. but i do walk a lot and i have done a 5K before so i think i'll be ok for a little longer race. i have thought about doing this race for a couple of years, this year i finally signed up for it and just picked up my packet on tuesday. it made me giddy to pull out that tee shirt and read all the directions.

you know what stresses me out most? i have no idea what to wear. i don't like my legs in shorts, i don't want to look like a first time 10Ker, i don't want to be wearing the wrong kind of clothes. i know it's silly. so today i went to the website to get some idea of what i was up against. i was greeted by a running hotdog. i think whatever i decide to wear, i'll be just fine. i think i saw an ozzy osbourne wannabe. i know i'll be fine.



i'm in the walk/jogging wave with my good friend heather. the entry was her mother's day present from her family. how cool is that? we expect to be finished in 110 minutes, and i'm guessing we'll be a little bit faster than that. the adrenaline from
a race like this propels me faster than my daily treadmill ever could. and having a friend there to push and encourage will help as well.

oh and i'll post pictures. i promise.

11 comments:

Celeste said...

go emily and heather! good for you! i have no idea what to wear. sorry i cna't be more helpful.

duck. duck. goose! said...

that's just cool. really really cool. I'll be admiring you from over here in denver. I've been in boulder for the race once and I have vowed to never return.

you could run in wedding dresses in protest against domestic violence.

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Mary Kay said...

Alice Cooper. I believe that was an Alice Cooper wannabe.

melanie said...

Good for you guys!! You'll do great, whatever you decide to wear. And remember, slow and steady wins the race. :)
I suggest capri yoga pants, they look good on everyone!

Debby said...

You guys go for it. I love the hotdog photo. Too cool.

Are you working CHA? Let me know....DeborahL591@yahoo.com

Houston said...

Go Emily!

*Paula* said...

Go Em! Not a runner so I can't help with the clothing but I'll be "virtually" cheering you on :)

Kendra said...

LOL! I think it's funny that you worried about what to wear. I would do that too.

Good luck to you and Heather!

Rachel Carlson said...

you'll look fabulous and do great with whatever you wear! cheers em!

Heather said...

:-) It was my pleasure to be your race partner today.

ducky said...

let's hearhear how you diddid in the bolderboulder emem!