Thursday, November 5, 2009

Running. And Not Running. And Running Again.

Well, for those of you I haven't told yet, I have officially dropped out of the Rim Rock Marathon. I could give you all my reasons, but they really don't change anything, and as Vizzini would say,
“I do not accept excuses. I'm just going to have to find myself a new giant, that's all.”
So yeah, I'm looking for a new giant. Or wait, maybe I"m the giant.   Ok I have no idea.

I'm back to running, though, and getting excited for a few things on my horizon, though they will probably involve distances that do not require me pledging every spare minute plus my firstborn child in order to participate.   If I could find somewhere that would take my second born child though......
Just kidding, Hannah.  You know I'd never trade you off for a race entry fee. Probably.

Anyway,
I have complete admiration for this guy! A 2:10 marathon just blows my mind. For this guy, I'll even tolerate David Letterman!!

29 comments:

Amanda D said...

Wow. That guys is amazing!

Heather said...

So impressive!

Carol said...

The last time I ran a mile was in high school 27 years ago. So just the fact that you are running impresses me!

Barbaloot said...

After my half marathon I made up my mind to never run anything that would take me more than an hour. Too horrid to go through again!

Melissa said...

Wow. 2 hours and 10 minutes to run 26 miles. That's... that's... insane!!
Good luck with your other running goals!

Oh... and I love the Princess Bride reference! I made my kids watch that with me the other day. They always complain when it starts, but then they're glued to the TV till it's done :)

mormonhermitmom said...

Unless a sabertooth tiger is trying to eat me, I'm not running.

Paul said...

I have to be honest, Randi - I dropped out, too.

It was crazy. I walked out to get the mail the other day, and I felt really winded. Now, keep in mind that our mailbox is at the end of our driveway, and our driveway is on a bit of a slope.

You see where I'm going with this?

So, I start thinking about how I was winded, and stuff. And I build this spreadsheet, extrapolating the total number of my driveways that might be in a marathon.

Turns out, a marathon is over 26 miles! Seriously, I Googled it! How crazy is that?

Just for the record, that's a lot of my driveways. I'm not saying I couldn't do it - not saying that, at all. But, see, I had blocked out only two-and-a-half hours for it, and I'm pretty busy that day.

So, yeah - I'm totally with you on that whole deal.

Amy said...

That is awesome. I admire runners. I have tried to be one but my goal of running a 5k is still just a dream.

Janell said...

Wow. That's incredible!

Yvonne said...

Wow--I'm impressed. I can't imagine a half marathon or a full marathon. And considering how long it takes me to run a 5K I would probably be crossing the finish line long after everyone else had gone home ; )

I didn't know you had dropped out of the race. Excited to hear about all the other things you have planned.

bsu fam said...

I feel the same way about Letterman. That is a very impressive video. Not impressive enought to get me to run but...thanks for sharing

Annette Lyon said...

There must be something in the blogland waters--I keep seeing Vizzini references!

Dave said...

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That Girl said...

Well, you get major props for even considering a marathon, which I would never do.

And of course for mentioning the Princess Bride ...

Heidi Ashworth said...

Is it just my imagination or is Dave no longer wearing a wedding ring?

Dave said...

CAR!!

LOLOLOL

Heidi, i think you're right. I didn't see a wedding ring either.

and you know what is mind-bottling to me? the guy ran the last mile in under 5 mins :-o

right now it takes me 12:30 to run the first mile :-)

bummer about having to drop out, randi. tell you what though, that next half-marathon is gonna feel good :-)

and Paul... LOL

beckers said...

That guy is hilarious!! Sorry about rim rock, but I'm glad to know you aren't quitting running all together!! :)

Amy Peterson said...

You mean he was NOT in a car that drove 26 miles in 2 hours! HOLY CRAP!!!! And how nice of David Letterman to give him flowers-- I'm sure he was thinking while training, "I really hope I get a dozen roses if I win!"

Dave said...

I thought Vizzini would say:

Never get involved in a land war in Asia

rocslinger said...

Ok 2:10, I think I could do that......... On my bike, down hill, with a breeze at my back.

Putting Dave Letterman on your blog, Brave, very brave.

Jennifer said...

Wow...that guy is very impressive. I can only dream of running that fast...is that running or flying?
I am glad you might join us for the 1st Annual Family Turkey Trot 5K.
I can't stay motivated to run without a goal. Otherwise it just becomes getting up early and being really tired at night!

beckers said...

YAY for first annual!! Maybe we should call it the Panicky Poultry run.

Vern said...

You need a new giant? Pick me! Pick me! I have several "giant" qualities, like feet so big you could waterski on 'em. Seriously, I'm a catch.

Hannah said...

Yeah Thats right you wouldn't trade me off. Who would buy you diet coke BEFORE 10 hmmm?

Salt H2O said...

Come run the Walt Disney World Marathon with me! (or for those that don't believe in the Vacation clause for life changing athletic events on the sabath- the half is on Saturday)

Annie said...

Although, it sounds like a wonderful race to run. Across the top of the Monument and down the side over to the river park. If I were ever to do one, I think I'd pick that one.

Nancy Face said...

Two miles is about all I'm good for! :)

LisAway said...

Oh, I'll have to watch the clip. I mean, if the guys awesome enough to make it worthwhile to sit through any of Letterman, that's really something.

Dave said...

you guys are really cracking on letterman. he was my favorite until conan came along :-)