Friday, February 18, 2011

"Thank You" - Jay-Z

Grateful. [doesn't begin to cover it]

Thank you.

Yesterday turned out being pretty freaking great.

Went to pick up Peanut.  We made eye contact.


running to me, in my car.

P:  mom.  mom.  I got 1st place in the 200!
Me: [of course you freaking did, and I didn't get to see it] No way!  You rock kid!
P: it was fun!
Me:  awesome!  I can't believe you got 1st place!!
P:  Yep, first place out of three kids!

c l a s s i c .

That's my girl.

Fast forward. . . .The Pita had a basketball game. . . .fast forward . . .

In-N-Out [burger] Thursday!


Fast Forward . . . home.. . . .fast forward . . .

Pita: have your phone? Let me check something on your phone.
Me: you. bet. cha.
Pita: ummm, why is there a photo of a  .45 on your blog today?
[he reads . . . 64 people commented on THAT?]
Me: [glowing/happy/in awe] I know, right?!  They rock.
Pita: seriously.  People listen to you moan and complain and gripe then build you up?  I didn't even know you were having a bad day!

[he pauses]

Pita:  Do you have their addresses? 
Me:  Well, I may have a few on my phone due to RUN EMZ shirts.
Pita:  Should I send cash or checks?

loved. it.
we went on to talk for a few minutes about this.

words/thoughts I remember:

* cheaper than therapy.
* amazing
* supportive
* hand holding
* one crazy understands another
* endurance athletes = a whole other breed
* you should copy/print that
* lucky/blessed


Fast Forward . . . . this morning . . . .

I'm finally ready to show off this:

you bet cha. 

My price I paid for wearing 4.5" heels around Vegas for 2 days.

Only on my right foot.  Weird.

So. worth. it.

Well until my marathon this Sunday.  ouch.

Fast Forward . . . 5 minutes before school drop off.

Peanut:  Mom.  I like this dress. [one I'm selling] try it on.
Me: Ya, I like it.  okay, I'll try it.
Peanut: The arm holes are too big.
Me:  only as to accommodate my huge guns.
Peanut:  whatever. My muscles are bigger.
Me:  [uhhhh huuuuuuhh whaaaa?] let's have a contest!

{I know, right who has a bicep contest with their 10.5 year old? ----- me!!!!}

Soooooo.  who.  won?

You. pick.

But you better hurry.

Guess who just got invited to watch the last 1/2 day of Field Day?

Yep.  Me.

Who cares if it's from  my car?
I've got a great zoom lens for my camera.


Unknown said...

Congrats to your girl - that's awesome!

Love the shoes, hey you're lucky, your heels gave you a little bruise - my high heels that I tried to rock in Los Angeles made me fall down and sprain my ankle - excellent. (Well it was probably more the cocktails than the shoes… but still.)


Molly said...

Yay Peanut, and Yay for heels. At first I thought you got a tattoo.

Tell Pita that's what Blends are for. (I didn't even know this was a term until a few days ago. Blog + Friend = Blend. Hmm.)

adena said...

Think she was made for running? JK! Nice job and SO glad your day took an upturn yesterday.

Carrie said...

That's so wonderful that you got to see the second half of field day. I can only hope that I get invited someday too!

Unknown said...

:) sweet
glad to see your arms match your abs-nice and ripped.
go EMZ go

Will Cooper said...

I love in and out.

Katie said...

you both have some pretty sweet guns, i'm not voting.

happy friday!

Anonymous said...

ha, peanut rules the 200! Woot!

I'm with Jennifer, your arms match you abs! sweet, Peanut's got some guns too though! ;) Have fun at you 82nd Marathon this year. Wow and it's only February. Hahaha, it just seems like your 82nd! :) I seriously don't know how you do it, amazing!

Melissa Cunningham said...

awesome on all fronts!!!!
love them!!!!!!
so glad your day turned around!!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

This is a much happier post!!!

Rock the road and enjoy the reward for all your hard work!!!!!

Caroline said...

Good job Peannut!!! and see there is hope after all!!! you know maybe it is a bit of pressure for her to run in front of her rock star runner mom...even if you don't put any pressure on her she may put it on kid does that for school. all the best for your marathon this weekend!
cheers to you!

Kate said...

Love the shoes --- worth the bruise. YAY for field day and Peanut!

Happy Friday!

Christi said...

Yay peanut!

Awesome heels!

Sweet guns!

RockStarTri said...

There was an opportunity for cash? To me?


Jeez. Nobody.

Good job PN.

In all seriousness, have as good as of a race as she did!

Heather said...

Way to go Peanut! Yay that you get to see the last 1/2 day of Field Day! I could never walk in those shoes, I don't know how you do it!

Heather said...

Way to go Peanut! Yay that you get to see the last 1/2 day of Field Day! I could never walk in those shoes, I don't know how you do it!

TRI714 said...

Yah for peanut.

Pita rocks ! please send cash. :) jk

treadmill 25 hours- nuff said !

OH WAIT, IN and OUT animal style 2 of them !!! you can keep the fries ,give me another burger please.

misszippy said...

The apple never falls far...

Those shoes rock. I'd kill myself in them!

Julie said...

I love reading your never ceases to make me crack a smile! Thank you.

Teamarcia said...

I love the gun contest but I can't wait for you and Peanut to RACE each other!

Sarah said...

Yay for a better day! :-D

Adrienne said...

Only the blogging world really knows how we feel from day to day don't they.

One crazy understands another crazy--sounds about right.

Have a great weekend--Race!

bobbi said...

Love everything about this post.

YAY!!! for better days! :)

Anonymous said...

congrats Peanut!!!!!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I wish I could get my hubbs to read this. Your husband's response to the support you get from blogging is awesome. My hubbs = jealous of blogging. Hummmm. But that's a whole other topic.

This post simply made me feel happy for you. This day was filled with happiness. I'm gonna borrow some of it and carry it with me this weekend. Thanks!

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

When I was little my dad would have arm length contests with me. He would tell me that MY arms were longer. I would protest, but he's tell me he could prove it. We'd stand next too each other, and he'd say "see, your arms hang lower, which means they're longer." As a wee lass I knew he was wrong, but didn't know why.

H Love said...

making me smile and I think Peanut may have you in a year or so! Enjoy your ZOOM view today!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I love this post! Pita cracks me up! SOunds like Peanut is already an athlete, speed and guns!

I agree with Jen--your arms match your abs--so envious. When are you modeling for Athleta? Seriously. Look a those girls, then look in a mirror. Ditto.

KovasP said...

You were born for watching field day!

Aimee said...

This post made me smile throughout the whole thing! I loved it!
Yay for Peanut getting 1st! And, YAY for you being invited to see the rest of field day! :)

Jenn said...

Field day from your car-ha! I secretly watched my daughter run the mile for gym class from the press box above the track:) She may or may not have heard me shouting over the loudspeaker....

Yeah-don't even mention shoes and scars. I'm only 5'8 so I need 4 inch heels because my husband is 5'10......They are worth every blemish.

Good luck this weekend! This is really a great blog! I get way behind reading blogs sometimes but when I catch up, I always smile when I read yours!

Sammie Girl said...

Yay Peanut! Love the shoes!

XLMIC said...

It is so nice to be invited! ;-)

I am always impressed by your shoes :)

Tell Peanut sorry, but mom's got the upper arm.

But then congratulate her on her awesome win!

Unknown said...

He can send me a check anytime. haha.
Its better than therapy anyday!
and yes, you have guns!

Anonymous said...

I was you- 30 years ago.

I guess I have been under a rock.

Whiskey Row! Circa 1981- My best marathon-led in first until the last mile. then cramped up and placed 3rd-but I STILL love that marathon!

Keep it up...and you too can still be running (marathons) when you are 60...

Jo Lynn said...

Well, it appears as though she is cheating by putting her arm on a chair or something? ;)

Unknown said...

Peanut is a total rock star!

Andrew Opala said...

Great for Peanut ... just like Mom!

PITA plays basketball? Huh go figure!

Keep those girly pics coming!

Char said...

Your blog took me on an emotional journey today. I smiled. I winced. Then I smiled again. It was a mostly happy journey.

Marlene said...

Awww, so happy your day improved! Literally LOL'd at PITA's comment. I'll take cash. :)

Nelly said...

nice job peanut! Sounds like field day was a success!

hilarious on the arm competition, I bet peanut will look just like Mom later on, haha

and on PITA's comments, hilarious!

Annie said...

Yay for Peanut! I REALLY hope my new shoes don't bruise me, or I will really hear it!

Jill said...

1/2 day of Field Day = major happiness! So glad she had a change of heart, I saw your face smile all the way to Denver! :)

Looks like things are happy in ALL areans - yay! Make sure you have fun in the race, ok!?! No feeling bad if the weather makes it blah, this one's about the fun! :)

DRog said...


GL on the marathon!!


AM! said...

I know I haven't been around the block lately but loved reading this. it's just awesome.

nuff said.

happy friday.

peace out!

Chris K said...

It's a little hard to write from all the "fast forwarding", but congrats the win and her running up to you. Oh, those were the days.

The Green Girl said...

That foot looks painful.

Sorry, I got distracted. Congratulations to your daughter! Whoo hoo! A mini Emz in the making!

Unknown said...

Great shoes.... You are right.... so worth it!

Barbie said...

Congrats to your daughter that's awesome.And I must say it's hard to chose between the pair of you for winner of the biggest guns :)

Matty O said...

LOL! Coming late to the party, took off early on Friday and missed this :)

I have to give you the guns haha!

Love the PITA, he gets it... in his own way. Cash or Check?! :)

Have a great week!