Thursday, January 22, 2009

Phoenix or Bust!

So the weekend starts out with 7 beautiful babes piling into a car and cruising the lonesome highway to Arizona.

Me, Sara, Angie, Deniece, Marcee, Jen, and Janey headed out for a night of fun where I instantly became "Mother Hen" making sure that everyone was where they should be and that all the ladies were enjoying themselves. What the heck was I thinking not packing my "Hot Mom" clothes so I could let loose a little?! (sorry no pics)

Saturday morning we woke up late (like real late, 10:30 am) and went out for some delicious breakfast. We ended up laying around for the rest of the day by Sara's pool, just sunning ourselves in the 80 degree weather. It was honestly so relaxing. Not that I don't totally love my husband or my son, but with not a care in the world and no one to reply to, I could get used to that!

That night we went to CPK to carbo load and shop a bit. I ended the night with the most amazing piece of carrot cake. Like I've said, the best part of running is the night before when you gorge on carbs and sweets to fuel you for the next day.

Sunday morning we got ready to run and had the most intelligent (I say this because he knew just a little to much about everything) taxi cab driver take us downtown. I got the pleasure of sitting up front next top this sweet spirited, missing tooth and breath was result of hadn't been brushed in a long while man. Needless to say, I rolled the window down and held my jacket over my face. Nothing wrong with a little halitosis:{

The run was Awesome and I will do it again. Probably one of the funnest races I've done. Tonz of people line the streets and we ran right through town with the cars passing by. It's a true adrenaline rush. The best part was probably the fact that I had a little unexpected liquid come from no where and because I was at the very end of my 13.1, I just kept running. For all of you runners, you know what I'm talking about when the body does things you just don't expect. It was kinda like when you fart for the first time in front of your husband (do not say it hasn't happened). You just roll with it and kinda pretend like it didn't happen, hope it doesn't smell and talk a little bit louder in hopes that no one heard. BTW: I did not poop my pants

So, with that being said, a tradition has been started, new friendships have been made and 13.1 more miles were added to the runnin shoes. Thanks Sara for being the ultimate host and to
Angie for driving us all over the place. I had a blast!

Pre race pic taken by my boyfriend Hal:}

Post race- Nice and sweaty


The Cavalieri Family said...

Good for you! It seems like lots of gals are getting the running bug. I don't get it, but I am excited for you. Sorry bout the little accident. I imagine it was rather itchy!

holli said...

I am so proud of you for getting out there and running your little butt off. About that liquid.......that freakin' kills me! I loved Nicole's comment about it being a little itchy. So I am guessing with all of that sweat, there is a little pee pee to go with it! Ha, Ha, Ha!!!!!! Love you Lots!!!!

The Johnson's said...

I am so proud of you!! Could you send a little of that ambition MY way, please?!? I'm with Nicole-- I don't get it...I WISH I did, but I don't! I DO think it's awesome though! Great job!!

Keely said...

Wow Kerra...that's so awesome. Good for you to be able to accomplish the race.
Congratulations my dear!!

T.K. said...

What a small world it is I didn't know you were friends with Ang, Sara, & Janey too. How funny. You guys look freakin HOT sauce!!

Teeples Family said...

You go girl! So I am just starting to run... any tips for me? I need all the help I can get!

Meladie said...

That's so awesome Kerra! Good for you. I WANT to get the running bug, it's the follow through that I'm lacking in :) I think it's great though for those who do it. You look great!

The Venutis said...

I need the running bug too...pass it on. When's the marathon? I know you're gonna do it.

Megan Andersen said...

BABY YOUR ADDICTED!!! And guess what--it never leaves your blood!! What a kick A time it looks like it was. I so would have been there..
How do I get initiated into the group?? I want to train for the big M with you girls.

The Gilleland Family said...

Wow, I am impressed! Did you always like to run? Because I hate it, but I really want to get into right after the baby is born. I figure I have maybe two months to get in shape after she is born, so I need to get motivated now! Let me know your secrets! So proud of you!

scott and melanie said...

Your a rock star! I'm glad you didn't poop your pants. That's my excuse so that why I dont run that Know I think its awesome maybe some year.