"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Off to Sacto!

I don't know why we Californians insist on giving nicknames to our cities, but 'Sacto' is Sacramento our state's capital and the site of the CIM - California International Marathon that I will be running tomorrow. (BTW 'San Fran' is San Francisco, no one who actually lives in the state calls it 'Frisco')

I am very excited to go and meet Julianne and TinaGirl! Unfortunately, we won't be running together. They would have to tie two of their legs together and do a three legged race if they wanted to keep pace with me since they are Fasty McFastertons, but I will get to enjoy their company at the expo!

I can't believe that this is my fifth marathon this year. Just five years ago a marathon (or really, even a 10K) seemed like impossibility. I could not fathom running for 26.2 miles. Even now typing it I think, "You? Fat ass, lazy ass you are going to run 26.2 miles?! Yeah right."

Old tapes die hard I guess.

I don't know if the dirt cheap hotel room I got will have internet, but I hope to catch up with you all this weekend! This week has been like all the others I have been whining about lately so I will spare you the diatribe.

This is a seriously boring ass post. I am feeling a little *blah*. I will end with a self-portrait LOL cat (me, lying my ass off )

Ooh, one last thing, I did pick a new race for 2009. My first 50 miler, The Firetrails 50 in October 2009! I really wanted to do Rocky Raccoon 50 miler with IronJane in Texas, but since my swimming and biking SUCK and I have a little triathlon thing in June I better not.

Any peeps that want to get in on the action?!


Unknown said...

Have a great time tomorrow!! Woot!

I love the LOL cat too. :-)

Calyx Meredith said...

I forgot you had a marathon this weekend! Best luck - race hard - have fun!!!!!

Willie said...

Good luck and Gods speed to you. I always knew you were a marathoner at heart. You always talk about Tri's but look at you, 5 marathons! Some-body's a ru-nner, Some-body's a ru-nner, Some-body's a ru-nner, nah-nah-nah-nah-nah!

E said...

Good luck and have fun!

S. Baboo said...

Ahem, you are not just missing Jane at Rocky Raccoon. Misty and I will be there too.

Lindsay said...

good luck! hope you have a great time too!

Klassenator said...

Good luck tomorrow!

50 miles? I'm still caught up on how I'm even going to complete a marathon next year.

Maybe you are just a rock star....

Hmmm yes, indeed you are a ROCK STAR:)

SWTrigal said...

Good Luck!!! There are some New Mexicans there as well. Have fun!

Stef0115 said...

Woot! Have a great race!

Julianne said...

Stacey! It was soooo fun meeting you yesterday! You are sooooo funny. I can now imagine you saying the things on the blog now. :-) How did you do? Can't wait to read your race report!!!

Formulaic said...

So....how did the race go? Inquiring minds are dying to know.

Formulaic said...

I decided to get off my lazy ass and look the results up.

HOLY COW! Way to go girl!

5:00:23. Talk about smoking fast!

And look at that half point. 2:29. Man, you stayed consistent the whole way through.

You've learned so much and come so far. You're doing awesome!

ShirleyPerly said...

Well, I was going to do the same thing as Formulaic but he beat me to it -- CONGRATS!!

Seriously, 5 marathons in a year? You're a Marathon Maniac :-)

Carolina John said...

Good luck on the mary, hope you did well.

Stef0115 said...

I just sent you an extremely PSYCHOTIC email about Rage!!