Thursday, September 15, 2005

T-16 and counting

Twin Cities marathon, (which thank goodness has no sponsor as yet because I really don't want to run the Tetrisil Twin Cities "soothe the itch" Marathon. Which would spawn the obligatory Playtex "Go with the flow" woman's marathon. Go ahead, conjure up your own sponsors,) is only 2 weeks away. (I'm fully aware of the grammatical nightmare of that last sentence-it's late though so cut me some slack please) I'm ready... I think. Compared to triathlons, marathons are just not as nerve wracking. Lace on your shoes and run. Ok, run a really long time, but run. Walk if you need to, eat before you need to, drink enough fluids and just keep moving. I can do that. I hope to do it effectively. I will be quite pleased to do it very effectively. I hold no expectations other than to finish becasue I never have. If this goes well I plan to train a little harder for Chang's in January.

I did receive my confirmation packet and laughed along with Hyphen Girl when she pointed out the following lost and found procedure:

Lost & Found items, including Lost Kids (the distant cousins of The Lost Boys), should be turned into and/or can be picked up at the Information Booth located just outside the Secured Finish Area (see Finish Area Map). Any articles found will be sent to this Information Booth and may be claimed here until 3:00 pm race day. Articles will be held in the Marathon Office until November 4. Thereafter all items not claimed will be donated to charity.

The way I understand, I have free childcare until at least 3:00 that day. For the more unruly of The Tribe home will be The Marathon Office until November 4th, when The Mother will pick them up in The Car and bring them to The Home. Although there is always that charity option...

7 comments:

Keryn said...

Free childcare! Sweet! I wonder if they offer that at the half I'm dong!

HA! This is great! I laughed so hard I spit coffee out my nose. Ow, but HA!

Joe Sherry said...

The Twin Cities Marathon does have a few sponsors including a few major sponsors (ING, for one), but no "title level sponsors":

http://www.twincitiesmarathon.org/Sponsors/index.cfm

Chris said...

Hah! Hopefully, HG didn't read about your charity option!

I'm with you though. The day that Playtex starts sponsoring races might have to be the last day of my career. I don't know if I want a big "PLAYTEX: GO WITH THE FLOW" on my race shirt. Too funny. :)

Flatman said...

How about Viagra? (This is not spam)

TriDaddy said...

Yeah, I like that...Viagra Marathon...Stay strong and long
The Daddy will here it from trimama for that one.

Wil said...

Heh!!! I laughed through this whole post, it might have been late, but that works for you. You write your best stuff when it's late. And don't sweat it - You're going to be great at the marathon!

And man, can you picture the logo for the Playtex marathon!? GAH!! Or the "soothe the itch" marathon!!? OK, I have to stop...

Guernsey Man said...

Thanks for the welcome and good luck on the marathon. My wife would attest to the fact that being a stay at home mom is far harder then running marathons. So just think of your race day as an off day, especially with all the child care they provide.