Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"My Own Private Idaho" [Thanks PRR] - B-52's


It's been quite a crazy 4.94 days.

If you want to see a real write up click here [ yep here ]

Loved finally getting to see Dawn again.  [it had been a whole 4 months]

soooo happy when I saw her pull up at the airport.

Then I had 2.44 hours to talk her ear off all the way to Pokey.

Then I got to talk all three girl's ears off.

Then we did that blogger photo thing.

Then we went to that mandatory expo thing.

Side note because I'm an idiot........I get tapped on the shoulder by this guy who says, "you ran the IMS AZ marathon"
Me: yep [hello it IS my PR race!]
Him:  you passed me at the end.  You like kicked into turbo and chicked me at the end.
Me:  [thinking Jamoosh would be so proud] Want a rematch?
Him:  [laughing, like did she just say that?] yes
Me: deal.  See you in February.

this conversation may or may not have made my day.  [Holy. freaking. made]

Then . . .

holy. freaking. potatoes.

[side note] there is no where to eat in Pokey.  And according to our server, "no demand for Italian food". Soooo...  Bring your own food.  unless you can eat Mexican food, ice cream or a burger the night before.


Even though I probably drove Dawn nuts........

i. loved. running. with. her.

She has this photo but I was trying to motivate and trying to NOT talk her ear off.

She kinda tried getting rid of me a few times but I wasn't having it.


Happy.  Finish.  Line.  Girls.

PR for Dawn.
PR/BQ for Erin.


Enjoyed seeing my family at the finish line.  [holy. huge. smile. right?!  See my PRR tats?  Loved them.]

Two of my uncles passed away within a week of each other so----not the best of circumstances but . . . . loved that there were there.

My family loves Dawn just as much as me [I'm pretty sure my mom adopted back in December when we met.]

Got a sweet photo with Haley.

Have I mentioned her kids?  Holy. heart. melt.

Dawn and I enjoyed a nice dinner together in SLC then off to see her crew.
They. are. awesome.

One more yummy breakfast and my girl's get-a-way was over. 
On one hand WAY too soon.
On the other . . . . was ready to see my Pita & Peanut.

Just kinda wishin' I'd be able to see all these awesome women again on 9/17 [Top Of Utah Marathon].

I kinda have something to settle with that race.


Unknown said...

Sounds like you guys had an awesome time!

jymmebe said...

Happy that Dawn got a PR and absolutely hilarious about the guy that recognized you because you are the one who chicked him . . . and for you to ask for a rematch . . . classic! That's my sister! :)

Glad mom, dad and Ann got to see you guys . . . sounds like you had a good weekend.


Jill said...

I know you were the best pacer EVER and I am in total envy at the awesome weekend you guys all had! I think sometimes a little absence from the fam makes them appreciate you just a little bit more :). So happy you had such a good time, and holy hell yes, rematch with the guy you passed in AZ - you go and kick his ass him to mess with you!!

Nelly said...

Does indeed sound like a great weekend! Hilarious on the guy you ran into about being chicked! Hopefully you see him next year! lol

Danielle C. said...

Sooo awesome! I hope to run with you some day...we gotta freaking make it happen!!

LOVE the conversation with that guy, so classic EMZ

MCM Mama said...

I was so bummed I couldn't manage to meet up with Dawn when I was in Utah.

Got your tickets to DC yet? I'll make sure to have lots of your favorite beer. ;o)

Lauren said...

Bah! Your abs are insane and make me want to do sit ups and plank 24/7. lol

Laura said...

Love this recap! Congrats to all on not only a great race but a great TIME.

Michelle said...

Sounds like a great weekend all around! And the exchange between you and the guy you chicked just put the biggest smile on my face! Love it :)

Christi said...

I am glad that you had a great time. It sounds like a fun weekend.

Jason said...

as always it looks like you had a blast with friends and that is more important than finishing times.

Dawn held on strong and should be proud of her 4:06 as it was a tremendous fight to the end and that is what she did....fight. Congrats Dawn.

Runners Fuel said...

Awesome coversation with that guy!

Kelly Leigh said...

that conversation with the dude must have made you feel like a real BA.

Glad you had a good girls weekend!

So sorry to hear about your Uncles. Hope you and your family are doing OK.

racing dawn said...

You are the best. Ever. Loved this weekend. Even the tears, I think.

Your fam is the best. The ones u left in Az and the ones that came to Pokey.

And that guy seriously is gunnin for ya... It's gonna be hard for him when u chick him again...

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

WHAT AN AMAZE-BALLS weekend Emz! I wish I could run a marathon (for fun) and help a buddy! Congrats to all of you beautiful women for reminding us its so much more than running!

ihaverun said...

Maybe we should run TOU together next year and settle our scores!

Yay for Pokey.

Annie said...

Sounds like a blast. I have a girls trip marathon in December! But, when.are.weeeeeee going to get to run together?????

Matty O said...

Good stuff. Its not easy running someone else's pace, believe me I know.

You have a tattoo on your right shoulder?

Lil O'Handley said...

If Pokey means Pocatello AWESOME italian food at Buddy's restaurant...small hole-in-the-wall with the most hilarious Italian owner you'll ever find! Recommend staying away from the delicious "Buddy's Salad" if you are running the next morning, tho; unless you like burping and sweating garlic for 26.2 miles!!! ;oD