Friday, July 22, 2011

Seattle RnR Recap (yes. finally.)

It's been a minute, but please feel free to enjoy the Race Recap via pictures.

Waiting for the shuttles to take us to the start. 
The starting line.
This time, I knew better. This time, I jumped out of the corrals to pee when I had to (I was even in a port-a-potty line when the race started- did I care? No. I knew I wouldn't cross the start for an hour after) and I decided to jump ahead a corral (shhhh. Don't tell anyone).

 Rocker Man!
He was in the race early. I don't even think it was a mile in. I was hoping he would be later in the race for motivation, but I don't think there was a better place after this. And little did I know, I wouldn't really need that much motivation.

 The Lightrail.
So much prettier than the New York Subway.

 Mile Something.
I fell in love with this neighborhood that circled the lake we ran the majority of the race around.
I decided when I move there, this is the neighborhood I want to live in.

The gorgeous lake.
I will admit, this lake made the race that much more enjoyable. Breathtaking.
Around mile 6, I over heard someone say "We're about an hour in. We're making good time."
Previous to this, I was just running to run and enjoying the hell out of the cool weather. Then my mind started doing the math. If I pushed- just a little- I could PR. But don't get crazy. I was really enjoying the run, I didn't want something silly like a time ruin the enjoyment.
 So on I went.. . . 

Run to Remember Mile.
I lost it at this point. There were signs along the road with soldiers who had died at war. I was reading all of them and once I looked up and saw the flags lining the road, that was it. It was a very powerful moment and I'm glad I got to experience it.

The tunnel.
I will admit, from reading past race recaps, I was looking forward to running in this. Within 2 minutes, I was over it. Hot, dark and loud. I almost lost the amazing mindset I was in.

"The light at the end of the tunnel." Literally.

Almost to the finish!
I was really sad when it was over. I wasn't ready for it to be. I was having too much fun.
But the good news?!

I PR'D!! Hey. 3 seconds are 3 seconds.

After party with Everclear. Amazing.

Thank you, Seattle. You are my new favorite!!!

And for more of your enjoyment, around 6:45am on the way to the race, I decided it would be fun to document some of the things that come out of my BFF's mouth. These are just a few of the jewels I was able to jot down. I assure you, there were tons more.

"I have more Vaseline on my body than any grown man should."- This is a classic that must be said before every race.

"My bottle of multi vitamins is so large the next time I need to buy some I will need the silver." - said while in Target

"You know how some people are afraid of clowns? Thats how I feel about drag queens." -randomly on the bus to the start.

"If I'm alive"- Fred about finishing the race.
"If not I will drag your body to the car." me
"Please take the elevator not the stairs."

We think we're funny. 


  1. You two ARE funny!! And after seeing Fred post-race ... yeah, drag his body to the elevator and not the stairs!! Fo sho.

    Drag queens - they love me. I love them. Well, that's not entirely true. There's a bitter war between two of them and I'm obviously on the better side since the awesome one is one of my dear friends. Duh. And this nasty queen sent me a mean message over fb just because I don't like his catty drag friend. Blah, whatever ... lame ass bitch. OMG I just babbled on and on about drag queen fights on your race recap.

    I'm glad you had fun with the race, I did too! I'm totally not into military stuff, but dang it, that mile got me, too. From that point on I felt like I was an emotional wreck. I'd see shirts where people were running in honor of others that died from cancer and that would make me all emotional all over again. Ugh.

    Great race! I'm so glad you suggested that I do it!

    Congrats on your PR!!

  2. I feel that I must correct some injustices done to my quotes:

    "I have more Vaseline on my body than any grown man should at any given time."

    "I bought my bottle of multi vitamins at Sams. The next time I'll buy some, I'll need the Silver."

    And I'm not sure how I feel about Ronda saying to def take the elevators. I don't know what she meant by that...

    Great re-cap, btw. The full wasn't nearly as pleasant, but we survived ... both the race and another trip together. Next time, I'll remember my credit cards.

  3. I saw your poor feet after that, Fred ... they screamed - less walking, more riding! Oh man, I tried tog down some stairs over by the waterfront. I got passed by old ladies.