Monday, September 25, 2006

OBoy.....

I got a call today from my "running boss", Beth, the wonderful lady that runs the training program for the Chicago Half Marathon. Seems the 2:30 pacer for the race is unable to make it and she asked me to fill in. YIKES!! After talking a bit with her regarding how my running is going, we both decided I can handle it (even with carrying a stick??? Yes, she said!! oyyy). So there you have it....Meet the Chicago Half Marathon 2:30 pacer!! And what's in it for me?? A new pair of shoes!

Please send strong vibes so I can meet this goal!!

21 comments:

Reen said...

Of course you can doit - it will be Great!!!

robtherunner said...

It takes a brave person to be a pacer. You're strong and YOU CAN DO IT!

Ben, aka BadBen said...

You can do it...Go Lora!

Todd said...

I do not beleive you. That is the saddest thing I have ever heard. I mean you have already done it and in theory your in better condition now. Too bad you already bad for admence to the race other that would be free also. In theory you should be able to see your bib. :)

Haight said...

Todd....can you repeat that? I have no idea what you just typed...lol

Deb said...

Very cool!!!!! Don't forget to collect on those shoes! ;)

Jack said...

Whow, how cool is that!

Ryan said...

Way to go Mrs. Pacer! You’re a strong and smart runner; you'll do wonderful, just how do you run with that pole???

**Nice job getting creative with last weekends 20 miler...Keep up the good work!!

Todd said...

I do not beleive you. That is the saddest thing I have ever heard. I mean you have already done 2:30 half marathon and in theory your in better condition now to run a 2:30 half marathon. Too bad you already paid for your bib number to the race other that would be free also. In theory you should be able to sell your bib. not that I am buying. Milwaukee here I come even though honestly it would be cool to see my friend michelle run.

Is that better haight?

Ryan said...

I disagree with ya Todd, forget the pr thing, I think pacing a group of runners is an incredibly rewarding and challenging thing to do, have fun Lora and take great pleasure in knowing you will be leading some first timers to victory!

Travis said...

You'll do great!! Plus, who can turn down a new pair of kicks.. not me :)

Jessica Deline said...

wow - pacer - very cool! I'm sure it will be a fun experience!

Firefly's Running said...

Very sweet! Enjoy the moment!

runliarun said...

If you would not relish the challenge, you would not run in the first place...

neese said...

CHARGE YOUR GARMIN!!!

you are the best runner for this role in my opinion you will do GREAT! xo

RunnerGirl said...

You are SO going to do this! Now I am bummed that I am not running the Chi half, because the 2:30 pace group was the one I am gunning for.

Good luck this weekend! Cannot wiat to ehar how it goes for you!

*jeanne* said...

AWESOME!!!!!

~~~~ VIBES ~~~~

~~~ you can ~~~ you can ~~~

~~~yes ~~~ strong ~~~

~~ vibes ~~~ awesome ~~~

~~~VIBES ~VIBES~ VIBES~~~~

Steve said...

What kind of shoes?

Mike said...

OH the pressure- no worries though! If there is one person who can deal..it's you- You will be a great pacer!

Congrats on that SOLID 20 miler!

Black Knight said...

Wow, now you are a very important runner!!! Go Lora!!!

Brooklyn said...

a pace leader, cool. I'm very jealous of your twenty miler though... *sigh*