IMAZ. [spectating edition]
loved. every. second.
The Peanut and I went yesterday. I'm not super awesome at the whole finding a place to park thing or the road closure thing.
Soooooooo we turned off the freeway.
I saw runners.
We parked at a hotel and walked over.
Since I'm still battling out this awesome sickness that started Thursday night, I figured the fewer people I was around the better.
It. was. amazing.
I had three people I was looking out for:
Turns out we saw Aimee first. Holy cow. She looked amazing. AMAZING.
Peanut & I were yelling like a bunch of crazies, "Aimee!! Aimee!!" [in my awesome I'm a closet chain smoker voice]. To my surprise she noticed us!
And. stopped. to. hug. us. both [?!?!] Loved. That.
"And you must be Peanut!!" [hugging Peanut]
She ran off.
Peanut: mom, she's awesome.
Me: freaking awesome.
Then we moved over a few steps to the metal railing.
Peanut: my feet hurt
Me: ummmm, you're pretty much NOT allowed to complain about ANY thing when you are watching an IronMan. [wink, wink]
Peanut had made the awesomest sign.
People. freaking. loved. it.
"Go Random Person"
Brought out all sorts of smiles, laughs & comments from the athletes which was awesome.
Some of the comments:
*can I be your random person?
*now, that is awesome
*can I tape that on my bike [Peanut said, no]
*thank you for having that sign
*having that sign at the top of this hill rocks
*that makes me smile
[Peanut was one happy camper]
I was so happy she came with me. I loved seeing her watch all the incredible athletes.
I loved seeing her face.
Especially when we saw these two individuals.
She was speechless.
Well until about 2 minutes after each of them passed and she said . . . .
"Mom, I bet someone told them they'd never be able to run again."
"I guess, I should never say I can't run a 10k."
I loved our location.
It was at the top of a short [hehehe hill].
You'd see it all.
People who saw the hill and . . . .
pumped their arms
yelled out to the crowd
a w e s o m e.
Then, the moment had arrived.
I. saw. him.
Only [sarcmarc] Mr. PRR himself.
We rang our cowbells like crazy people.
Peanut hurried and flipped her sign over to "GO PUNKY!"
And I tried to act as normal as I could............what ever.
We freaking screamed at the top of our lungs!
Then, I seriously ditched my phone, my bell & my knowledge of IM rules to my girl and ran off with him. In flip-flops.
Best. 100. steps. ever.
So must do this.
You guys are incredible.
You. freaking. rock.