Friday, November 27, 2009
The trip to California was uneventful--but can I just say how irritated I am with the airlines and this whole $30 to put your bag on the plane, and 0 to carry it on. Why???? It just doesn't make sense. And then my bag was 2 pounds overweight and that was going to cost me an additional $120.
Stayed up way, way too late the first tonight watching old SNL clips. Went out running errands with Stephen on Wednesday--picked up our packets for the race on Thursday. Kept in touch with Heidi and the gang. (Poor Heidi got a speeding ticket and then she got written up at the Agriculture stop into California--I guess she was trying to smuggle an apple through ; ) Stephen had made stew and when the kids arrived we had a delicious dinner. We then played Pictionary Man--it was too funny. The best was when Brandon had the category "Movie" and drew what he read as "Gold Mountain"--and that's what we guessed and then Stephen said, "Hey, B, are you sure it isn't "Cold Mountain". Oops!!!
We got up early on Thursday to make the 30 minute drive to where the race was taking place. Brent came along as our "official photographer". He snapped a few pictures along the way. Here were are before the race began.
It was a little overwhelming for me--this is only my second race and there were so many people there. I was a little concerned because I wouldn't know the terrain or if I was going to slow (or even too fast). Stephen said there were mile markers along the way. After 13 minutes, I hadn't seen a single marker and I was quite concerned. (I never saw one--I guess there were little cones with the miles on them.) I managed to cross the finish line at around 36 minutes--about 3 minutes faster than my first race.
We all made it. Of the 5 of us, I was the last one to cross the finish line, BUT AT LEAST I CROSSED ; ) I also realized I am now an International Runner ; ) It was fun to have Daphne's brother, Chris, join us.
After getting cleaned up at the hotel, Heidi and I headed to Stephen and Daphne's. Wendy and Tony arrived a few hours later and we just enjoyed being together. It was a lot of fun. Stephen and Daphne put on a delicious spread. When it came time to eat I was torn--you know how much I love chocolate, so what was I to do
The food was delicious, the company was GREAT, and I ate way too much. I was wishing I had Joey's "Thanksgiving Pants" (you had to see the episode of friends ; )
We had pies and Death by Chocolate for dessert.
It was a fabulous day--only one thing missing--my cute little hubby. I'm thankful for our friends, Patti and Ken, who had him over for Thanksgiving dinner. (Patti is a superb cook, so I know he had a FABULOUS meal)
Later that night many of us went to see Blindside. It was EXCELLENT.
Heidi and I didn't go out shopping in the morning. Daphne, Stephen, Kiah, Brent, and Kyle headed out at 3 a.m. Hopefully they got some good deals.
Tonight we are going out for suishi.
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.