Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"Start Me Up" - Garmin errrr...The Rolling Stones

So I feel like Britney.  Minus the bald head, stints in rehab, umbrella car smashing, gynormous snake, & that Madonna "thing".

Oops, I did it  a g a i n .

I. didn't. freaking. hit. start. on. my. freaking. Garmin.

Yep, if you are counting that's the third time.

Which really freaking sucks.

I'm supposed to upload all this awesome info for my coach who probably rightfully thinks I'm a total idiot.

So enter . . . . awesome Erin.

Yep the woman who just crushed her 13.1 mile run in 1:38:08.  Did I mention she runs in her "spare" time, from her 12 kids.  Yes, you read that right 12.

A M A Z I N G .

I opened up my email to see this:

And

this:

Thoughtful people  r o c k .

So.
Seriously.
If.
I.
ever.
forget.
again . . . .

I won't tell you.

It's not even possible now . . . .

. . . . .

check out my new TM decor.

Erin. You. So. Freaking. Rock.



heck ya!

39 comments:

SupermomE12 said...

Thanks for not thinking I was lame for only getting 3 of the 12 in the picture. :)

SO COOL that we get to be on the tm. Woo hoo! Hugs!!!

SbMac said...

That sign is awesome! I know you won't forget now!

Char said...

That's cool! But 12 kids?!! How does she have the time to do anything apart from just surviving? She MUST be a Supermom.

Chris @ Heavy Steps said...

I don't know.. I think she will still manage to do something new and crazy with the Garmin so it will not work. :) jk jk

Danielle C. said...

That is awesome! Super Mom really is super human, 12 kids and can find the time to train hard. EPIC!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

that's awesome. What's worse about not starting it before a run is not starting it after you stop in a race. oy. But glad you have a great reminder now!

Aimee said...

Ugh..I've done that so many times with my Garmin and it sucks every time! I love that new sign!! That's so awesome!

RockStarTri said...

I forget to hit stop more often than forgetting to hit start.

thepawsitivethinker said...

Now I've hit stop during a run to pet a furry friend (dog not dude) and forgot to restart it until into it a few minutes. Bummer!

Caroline said...

i LOVE it!
it is perfect!!!

J. L. said...

I was driving to do a bike ride to the top of Jackson Pass and my car odometer hit 44,444 and all I thought of was you! Seriously. Enter Twilight Zone music that some random person miles away was thinking about you!

Emz said...

J. L. That freaking makes my night.

Happy. Happy. Emz

Tortuga_Runner said...

LOL I hate that, at least you have only done it 3 times! Super cute picture.

Will said...

its not only about the miles, or altitude, or intensity, or talent, its all about commitment. keep it up!

Emz said...

Will. Thank you. Loved. That.

Richelle said...

Awwww... what an awesome sign!

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

Haha! That's such an awesome sign :) No excuses now!!

Petraruns said...

LOVE it!

Silly Girl Running said...

That is some serious treadmill pimping! :)

Jason said...

Did you get the correspondence with Garmin done and able to download workouts (if you press start?)

Also, maybe you should ask them to zap your watch everytime you get ready to start running so you know to press start.

Christi said...

That is a great reminder!

Her Name Is Rio said...

Erin is awesome!
Honestly, I have stopped counting the number of times I forgot to push start or stop on the Garmin over the years.

Jen @ Run for Anna said...

LOVE this! Both Erin and you are so inspirational to me. You both rock!! :)

Annette@(running)In the Right Direction said...

Kind of like me not pressing the freaking FINAL button to finalize my entry into a TRI i have been training for...honestly so friggin dumb I am..

Laura said...

So awesome!

Rachelle Wardle said...

AWESOME!! I agree. I freaking love thoughtful people.

Nelly said...

Since you do all your runs on the treadmill do you really need a garmin? Seems like the only reason may be for the heartrate data? Seems like everything else would be showing on the treadmill - distance, time.

That sign is awesome, lol Amazing that Erin has 12 kids and still has time to run that fast!

Jill said...

Best sign ever!! No way you'll forget now! :)

Colleen said...

One word... AWESOME

XLMIC said...

NOW you've freakin got it.

The Happy Runner said...

That is super-dee-duper awesome! Love it!

The Happy Runner said...

That is super-dee-duper awesome! Love it!

Michelle Dragoo said...

Wow, I agree with your friend, 12 kids? WOW, she must be uber super...glad you won't forget now, but I had to chuckle as I read your blog. Thanks for the smile!

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Caratunk Girl said...

12 kids?

And I can't fit in my AM run because I have to walk the obnoxious dog I am dog-sitting?

WOW.

I am so lame.

The Green Girl said...

Love this.

Julie said...

Among many others, I'm sure, I nominated you for the fun Q&A that's going on in blogland :D

Sarah said...

You sure have a lot of fans! :-D Awesome.

Cory Reese said...

"I feel like Britney"?!?! That is hilarious!

Those signs are awesome.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

OH Erin is the best!! And a saint with 12 kids. What a thoughtful sign!

So, a coach. Yes, BQ like a man!!