Set up to pick up Cris--Brooklyn Blogger at 6:30 am. He was in a real crunch for time, so I knew we couldnt do the entire run with my group. I'd have to cut it short in order to get him back to the Congress Hotel for a meeting with his boss. No problem--it's what we RBF'ers do for each other.
He was outside stretching when I arrived--looks just like his blog pics. I drove to the lakefront and introduced him to the other runners in the group, along with a few of my girlfriends. The temp outside was nice but the air was so thick you could slice through it, so we did some walking with our running. I think I lost one of the runners forever to Cathy's faster group (he's a young, single guy--have I mentioned that Cathy's group is young, single women??) Can't say I blame him!!
Cris was a doll--a fun guy to run with. Too bad I waited too long to sign up for the NYC Half Marathon next Sunday, as I'll be in town visiting my Mom and I could have run it with Cris. Oh well, it was closed out by the time I decided--what a crazy town! I got him back to the hotel in time for a shower--I'm sure his boss appreciated that. Thanks for making time for me Cris--til next time!
OK Rene--you've had enough time to recouperate from the '06 Chicago Marathon--now you need to be my running partner again!! We met for a loooong hike on my favorite trail on Sunday morning. No more wussie crap about her body is still broke/hurt/achy/painful. Enough I say!! What do the therapists and Doctors really know anyways??!! Lora needs Rene to run her in the marathon in ten weeks---GET BACK INTO IT RENE!!!
Rene was my partner through my first marathon training program. She got me thru it when I hit the wall at 21 miles. Without her, I probably would have walked the rest of the way in. But she was telling me how great this was, positive talking the whole way!! She was amazing! AND--we later learned she did it all with a chipped pelvis bone--Rene is my hero and I want her back!!!!!!!!!!!