Okay, so after getting some of the best news EVER on Tuesday in the form of a Nuun Hood to Coast team announcement, I was pretty much walking on air. I had just ran the Mt. Si Relay with a group of fabulous blogging ladies, was exploring Philly, one of my new favorite cities, and now I was going to get to run my favorite race of all time with my favorite hydration company of all time? Seriously, I was feeling on top of the world.
I'm a little nervous (or intimidated?) about the whole thing though because I probably have one of the smaller blogs out there (hello 3 readers! I mean Mom, Dad, and Husband!) and I'm probably one of the slower people picked as well. So hopefully I don't let anyone down blog-reach-wise or speed-wise. I will try my hardest I promise! And that starts with trying my hardest to NOT get injured before Hood to Coast time rolls around.
Who wants to see this bad boy again?
Example #1: On Wednesday (after the Nuun announcement Tuesday) I was enjoying a delicious last meal in Philly: a pretzel cheesesteak. Yep, you read that right. I had a big presentation right after lunch, did I forget to mention that? Anyway, if you don't know me, I LOVE soft pretzels. Like I want to eat everything out of them, I want my hamburgers on soft pretzel bread, etc. Anyway, so this delicious dish was a dream come true, until it exploded all over me. Imagine cheesesteak goo all down my arms and on my pants. Yep. And remember how I had a presentation about 10 minutes later?!
Example #2: As I'm sitting there trying to figure out the best method to salvage my work outfit before my presentation (of course I also had no napkins), I feel something disgusting and wet land on my arm. And I look up, and I see that a pigeon just peed on me. A PIGEON. A PIGEON PEED ON ME. RIGHT BEFORE MY PRESENTATION. And remember that I am already covered with cheesesteak, which looks kind of like vomit by the way.
Example #3: After I tried my best to clean myself up, and gave my presentation (it was fine, thanks for asking), I finally figured out how to log in to my NYC Marathon account (thanks twitter friends for helping me out, I'm an idiot), and it was a big fat NO. No NYC Marathon for Ricole this year.
So I won't be a part of it - New York New York... this year anyway.
Cooper hopes you're having a great weekend! What fun things are you doing? How far did you run today? Did YOU get in to NYC? I haven't heard of anyone getting in via the lottery yet.