Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"We are Family" - Sister Sledge

Day.  Made.  Thank you "Baby E" .

I [finally] convinced a family member to run a marathon with me.

So I may not have "all my sister's with me" [yet] but I've got one.  And one. is. good. amazing. awesome.

We both ran this race last year [click here] but she ran the half while I did the full. 
Not this year.  YAY me!

It's a sisterhood run!  Here's the race. [click].

So now the next two months, racing schedule looks like this:

December:

* Tucson Marathon 12/12

January:

* RnR AZ 1/16
* ARR 1/29

"Baby E" [she's actually second oldest, I'm actually the "baby" but her name has a story] . . . I cannot wait to run with you.  This has been a HUGE dream of mine for the last year.

Thanks for letting me share this experience with you!

Happy.  Happy. Emz.

58 comments:

Quinton J said...

nice.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

That would be awesome to race with one of my sisters. But either of them like to sweat much. Bummer.

I like your busy racing schedule too.

termite said...

i have four sisters. :) we used to run together all the time and compete in races together. threw the years each has gone in different directions with exercise - i.e. tennis, yoga, softball..etc.

i miss those days.

hold them dear to you.
xo

DRog said...

Sooooooooooo once you noticed that you and I are currently tied at 7 marathons apiece you decided to pour it on and stockpile over the next 3 months?
=)
D

Emz said...

DRog - and I'm working on 11,12, & 13. Game on non-dairy boy.

Termite - love it. Thanks for the comment. I adore my sisters.

One Crazy Penguin said...

How great! I've tried to convince my brother to run a marathon with me a couple of times, but he wants none of it. We've compromised on a triathlon next summer though!

RunningLaur said...

Hooray!

Marlene said...

I'm so jealous! Wish my sisters ran! TOO AWESOME.

Shutupandrun said...

She's lucky to run a marathon with emz, so good vibes all around!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

YAY!! That will be so much FUN!!

Foges said...

i get to run a marathon with my twin sister (who just had the baby) in May 2011. Since her bday is saturday just like mine, it's a running themed birthday. I got her a Nathan Fuel Belt, foam roller, 26.2 sticker, and an addressed stamped envelope with blank entry form inside for the marathon!

Aimee said...

Awesome! Yay! That is going to be so much fun!

Emz said...

Foges - awesome. best. gift. idea. ever. My birthdday is . . ;) Enjoy it. May 2011 is not too far away. Amazing she's so motivated to be ready to run a marathon by then. awesome.

Allison said...

Super awesome sisterly love!!! That ROCKS!! YAY!!!

Patrick Mahoney said...

That's pretty cool. BTW did you just refer to yourself in the 3rd person on my blog? I think you did.

Emz said...

Patrick - Emz refers to herself in the 3rd person every chance she gets because Emz likes it that way best.

Foges said...

she was supposed to run one with me a few weeks ago but got knocked up by her husband

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Bummer I'm an orphan, no family to run with. Maybe you and pita can adopt me, I'll run with Peanut.

runningwithababyonboard said...

So awesome! My bro has never run a race with me, but he's done a number of long runs with me to keep me company. I love those runs; there's nothing for us to do but talk. Perfect. :)
I imagine those talks are even better with sisters.

Emz said...

Kovas - Peanut will take you in. She's the nice, thoughtful, caring one.

Foges - I'm glad you added the [by her husband] part. ;)

Emz said...

RWBOB - I'd take a run with my brother ANY day. Bro. Sis.
Same = Same. They both rock.

Robin said...

Yay! Totally happy to hear about Emz and Baby E. :-)

You guys are a bunch of smiling beauties!!

*hugs* from Orlando!

Slomohusky said...

Great! I will finally have this same opp at the next St. George Marathon with one of my Sisters. She gets in every year as a Legacy runner or something like that. 2011 they have to take me - three strikes lottery rule. Wanna join us?

Emz said...

Slowmo - you bet cha! Call me "in"!

This email JUST in from BABY E.:

"I just committed to a full marathon?!!! You may have to kick me into gear and train with me too!! :) It might be more than you bargained for! I'm slow to commit--but once I do, I don't back out. I WILL do it!


...I don't know how to comment on a blog." -Baby E.

Rae said...

That is awesome!

Slomohusky said...

I don't know who is more endearing right now - you or your Sister? :)

Emz said...

Slowmo - my sis. For. Sure. Without. Question.

Kate said...

Emz- This is so great! I would LOVE to have one of my 3 sisters alongside me for a race, or even a run for that matter!

Woo hoo!!

Where does she live?

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Awesome!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

so freaking awesome! I am trying to get my sis to run the San Francisco Half with me - but she's hard to convince.

Emz said...

TMB - now I just need to convince her of the tortoise & hare costumes you & your sis wore are ok on a non Halloween run. ;)

Emz said...

Kate - here in AZ- about 15 miles away. Yay me!!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

that's so neat! I'm a weirdo in my family - they will definitely NOT be running with me. Boo for me, but good for you!

Jill said...

I didn't realize you were doing Tucson. I ran it last year...it was WINDY!! I still managed a PR though, and you will too!! Very cool to run with the sis, woot!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

I have 4 sisters and a brother and non of them run. oh well. lucky you, Emz! =)

Emz said...

Julie - it can happen. I'm relentless in my persuit. Drive um nuts til they say yes. That's my motto!!

Jill - no way! You were there!!?! I got my first BQ there-that day. Awesome!!

Happy feet - 75 miles in a week? You are my new idol.

ajh said...

This is great. There is nothing like running a race with family!

Jenn said...

AWESOME! My sister and I both ran Boston last year. We had no plans to meet up at the start or run any of the race together but by chance ended up side by side for 9 miles! Great memory! I hope you just have an awesome experience together!

BTW-I am lovin' that Frou Frou song. You're right, initially skeptical but now I LOVE it and have it on repeat!! Thanks!

heather said...

So awesome! Happy for you and Baby E!

racing dawn said...

Just came across your blog! I've ran TOP a couple times too - but not quite the awesome finishing time! I got my sister to run a couple races with me this past summer and it was a blast! You'll have so much fun!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

I love that you're running w/your sister! i can't even imagine! that would be the best ever! my sis/family think I'm agro hard core...so don't know if it'll ever happen.

but i'll never say never!;)

Amy said...

Awesome! I'm an only child, but I'm trying to get one of my best friends, the one who convinced me to do my first half, to do a fall marathon with me next year. I've got her talked into doing a half, now I just have to work on the next 13 miles!

Her Name is Rio said...

How cool (and cute) it'll be to run with her!

Heather said...

Yay for getting to run with your sister! sounds like she is commited too! it's great that she lives so close and you can train together. awesome.

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

Yay! I wish I could persuade my sis!

Nikki @ Balance and Moderation said...

So cool! I wish I could get my sister to go with me - I know she would love it - she thinks I am crazy though...one day I will rope her in!

Char said...

So excited for you. That's going to be a memorable day.

Steel Springs said...

Exciting! That will be so fun.

Matty O said...

someone had some free time on her hands yesterday to REPLY TO EVERY COMMENT! sheesh!!!

awesome job on the family run. Are you running it WITH her, or just doing the same race as her?

Do you have a number of marathons you plan on running?

Johann said...

That is awesome. I've run with my dad and brother before and cherish those runs. They were very special and I'm sure your's will be as well.

Molly said...

yay! You should have sisterhood tshirts made up for the race! : )

Emz said...

Matty- O: free time? What's that? I just love my followers.
Number of marathons....hmmmmm.....as many as I'm "allowed" how bout' that.
I'm running by her side like gluuuu uuuu ewww.

Morgan said...

That is so frigging awesome!!! Yay for family fun!!!

Zaneta said...

YAY! How fun! :) I have 2 sisters... my twin doesn't run and I got my younger sister to run my first 5k with me (her first too)... it was a fun time together!! :D She even got 3rd in her age division! :)

bobbie said...

AWESOME:)

Colleen said...

Awesome! My goal is to someday run with my sister!!! :)

Petraruns said...

Lucky you - and her! What fun you'll have!

Kate said...

Yea! My brother and I are running our first marathon together next May. :) And by "together", I mean we'll start at the same time and then he'll be on his...well, he may have a few beers in him before I catch up at the finish. Or maybe not...I'm catching up with him...