Old man winter let us know he was in the neighborhood on Thursday night. But did that stop the gang at RunnersWorld from their evening run? Never has!! Most of our group are still reeling in the afterglow of last weekends Route 66 Marathon of Half Marathon. Oh of course there are a few with some lingering aches and pains. I have seen a blister or two, and there are a couple of sore knees here and there. But most feel they whipped the distance and are ready to move on to another challenge!!Lisa laces up her shoes for another quick run at the river Her past two weekends have included pacing in the Mother Road 100, and then running down a dream in breaking the 5 hour barrier in her first marathon. Love your blog, by the way!! Linda, half of the Super Runner Girl Duo is chomping at the bit to do another marathon.
Lisa models the look of mischievousness, while Ruth works on the solemn look.
So many shoes, so little time!
Then it was time to RUN!
Afterward, there was a SURPRISE party for Kathy and Brian. Our group has been so incredible this session. It started out big, and nearly all who signed up stayed the course and ran great races. many great friendships were founded, and it seems like we'll all be together for many years to come. Larry Long, Lauren, Cassy, and several others planned and organized a dinner with Billy Simms BBQ, a huge Merritt's bakery cake, drinks and fixin's. It was my job to Get Brian and Kathy over to the Sports Fanatic without them knowing. Now being the good liar that I am, I told B and K that I had some dinner certificates for the Sports Fanatic that expired on 11-20, and I needed them to go with me to help use them up. They bought it hook, line, and sinker! Even I was amazed at how many people were at the party! I imagined there might be 15-25 peeps, but I bet there were around 70 people there!
Special thanks to Larry Long who unfortunately was not able to be here fort this event, but was instrumental in putting it together. Also to Lauren who helped spearhead this event. It was wonderful. You guys have the gift of planning. Hmmm, better remember that for future reference!
And again, thanks goes to Kathy and Brian for all the early mornings and and work they do for our group!