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Friday, June 5, 2009

So She’s Running a Half Marathon in the Morning?!

Let me explain, I came home tonight and I was so excited to pour glass of red, and enjoy dinner with Hubby! I made us Turkey Chili in the Crockpot at school, it was so wonderful having dinner ready when I got home!!!

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This was the easiest recipe ever! I dumped in a can of tomatoes, black beans,kidney beans,white beans, corn, and 1/2 cooked ground turkey. I cooked for 6 hours.

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I also experimented with a corn bread recipe and replaced the white flour with whole wheat flour and the sugar with brown sugar.

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It was actually pretty good, I will have to perfect it before I share the recipe.

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So yes it’s true! Tonight when I got home as I was drinking my Friday glass of Merlot and having dinner with the Hubby, my friend Melissa called me and told me both of her running buddies were injured and would not be able to run her first half marathon with her. She then proceeded to ask me if I would want to run it with her. I put the wine glass down and said sure. SURE, what am I thinking? I haven’t run once since last Sunday at the marathon! I am officially one of the crazy runners!

Melissa runs about a 11-12 minute mile, so this won’t be a fast run for me but the first 6-8 miles are ALL DOWN HILL!! It is actually the worlds fastest half marathon, I did it last year and ran a 1:37:19. I won’t even worry about my time and just keep Melissa motivated and treat this like a long run. I guess when I said I would love to be a pacer, I was serious!

The race starts at 7:30am, but we need to catch the last shuttle bus up at 6:15am. I am getting my stuff together right now and then hitting the pillow.

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I still have a long list of things to get done, I am just glad I have the weekend to finish. Hubby and I plan to take a day to just stay home and catch up on life tomorrow!! I don’t remember the last time we had a weekend we had no plans(besides the 1/2 marathon of course).

See you after the race tomorrow! Can’t wait to catch up on all your blogs, its on the todo list!!!

27 comments:

Lisa said...

Seriously? You are amazing. Have fun tomorrow.

Croughwell said...

Have fun!! My first half marathon is next Sunday.

mamasweeds said...

You are my kind of woman! What an amazing runner friend you are. I am beyond impressed.

Kelly said...

Wow! You are a fabulous friend.
Take care of your body afterwards :)

intheskinny said...

That's awesome! Good luck!

Mica said...

That's a sign of a great friend! I hope you and your friend have a great race!

maria k said...

last minute runs are so exciting. good luck!

theresa said...

that's awesome!! i did something similar a few weeks ago. i ran the green bay marathon on a sunday and that following saturday i ran the soldier field 10 mile. nothing like running through 2 NFL stadiums in one week! i felt like adean karnazes (only on a slightly less intense level of course!:))
have fun and good luck!

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

Good luck and have fun!! :)

marathonmaiden said...

wow you *are* crazy haha :) you are such a cool and amazing person! have fun!

Alison said...

Great chili!
And your smoothie from earlier today looks wonderful!

chandra said...

Ha! You are crazy!! But that's what makes you fun, and a great friend. :) You should come to Des Moines and pace me in October!! Have fun!

Lacey Nicole said...

yay! that is AWESOME!!! you will have so much fun and so will melissa!! can't wait to hear all about it :) you're a GREAT friend (and runner!).

Niki said...

That's awesome! Your such a GREAT friend! Looking forward to the day when I can run a half marathon at the drop of a hat! Haha. The chili looks great!!

carolinebee said...

AHH you are crazy and i love it!!! haha have fun, good luck!! I think u def deserve a massage this weekend!

Island Girl Eats said...

Crock pots are awesome. I love coming home to a nice smelling kitchen - it's like living back at home again!
http://islandgirleats.blogspot.com

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Have fun today Bobbi!

Terecita said...

Good Luck in the race. That's great that you're there for your friend!

I am actually jealous that you have a non-eventful Saturday. I haven't had one of those in a long time and I think that I am due one soon! :-)

seelayne said...

WOW - you are such a great friend! You could have said "no"...but you didn't - YOU ROCK!

RunToFinish said...

ok I haven't been commenting but I have been reading and boy are you one busy lady!!

Seriously though you might be one of the most wonderful friends ever, you do so much for those around you. I really love it and it inspires me to keep reaching out to my friends.

Red Head, Yellow Dog said...

have fun tomorrow!!! I ran with my friends for their first half a couple months ago and it was SO fun!! reminded me of how fun my first one was :)

Leah @ Simply Fabulous said...

Enjoy your run Bobbi! You are such a good friend and supporter to run a half marathon on a whim like that! You go!!

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

You're such a trooper!! That is awesome! Sometimes doing thing on a whim is so exciting! I look forward to hearing how it went!

Great looking chili! Crock pots are quite fabulous!

Matt said...

Hope you had fun at the race!

k said...

What a great friend.

I guess since I'm a mid-packer in the half marathon, I couldn't imagine doing that. But if a friend asked me to run a 5 or 10K with them and they were a 10-12 minute miler I'd do it too...

I hope you guys have a great time- good luck to your friend!

postcollegecook said...

Bobbi, you really are one of those "crazy runners," but I am totally inspired!

Elina said...

Wow, I can't believe you ran a 1/2 marathon on a whim like that (sorry I know it's a bit of old news at this point but I just had to comment!). That's amazing how strong of a runner you are - a true inspiration!!