Saturday, April 17, 2010

Pat's Run 2010

19,698 Finishers. 4.2 miles. Beautiful Run. Bib Number: 7777

This run was dedicated to Tony. The least I can do is dedicate him 4.2 miles for all the hard work and dedication he's putting into Boot Camp.

GO SUNS! Tomorrow night is the first playoff game! We will dominate the Portland Trailblazers!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Havasu Half Marathon

Dear Future Havasu Half Marathoners,

If you plan on running the Havasu half next year- you may want to think again. The water stations sucked ass. Not only were there no cups at the first water station, but also no cups at the second. I passed by the first one thinking I'd be okay without water for a little while. This was a bad idea. I was already feeling dehydrated and light headed by the time the next water station came up. At the second station, the volunteers were delighted to pour water into my dirty, cupped hands. No runner was happy about this. Sure, by the time we got to the third water station- thank God- there were cups. BUT, not at the fourth! Are you kidding me? And what was worse was that I saw a man pick up a water gallon (at the water station), mouth to bottle, chugged a bit down, and placed it back onto the table. Not only was this insanely rude and unsanitary of him, but also no one at the volunteer table thought to throw this out- to save other runners from his hepatitis diseases. Seriously? I was quite pissed off and bitter this whole marathon because of these little things that all added up. I paid $70 for this half marathon- the least they could do is provide paper cups! Oh- and the course is not flat, as advertised.

Regardless of my bitterness towards the half marathon- the weather was gorgeous and we ran across the London Bridge. :)

Brandi and I had a great time and a delightful Havasu trip! XXXOOO

I highly recommend the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Marathons! Those are amazing!!!

Best Wishes, Yours Truly. ;)

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Brandi and I are leaving for Havasu tomorrow! I'm going to the MVD first thing in the morning for the title of the car- then off we go! Brandi helped me pack and called me the worst packer ever. Not true. I'm just a huge procrastinator- huge. I hate packing. I think it's a pain in the ass. Next time, Brandi is packing for me.

Our half-marathon (13.1) is Saturday! Wish us luck! I'm dedicating this run to a number of my friends and family- especially Tony- who is currently enduring the torture of boot camp.
Tony, this one's for you!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter- 2010 Style!

Let's begin with Friday morning...I was up, getting ready to go at about 9am to drive to get the car title. As I was getting ready, about to walk out of my bedroom- I see my stuffed bunny fly across the room- out from another bedroom. I knew the dog, Cali, was in there and thought, "Oh my gawd, Cali! I didn't know you could do that!" As I walked into the bedroom, I see this head of dark hair on the pillow, body under the covers of the bed. I was scared shitless. It looked like my sister's hair- but it couldn't be my sister. She was in North Carolina, fighting crime. I was home alone. No one else should be in the house. I creeped over to the bed, pulled down the covers slowly, and sure enough-it was my little sister! What a shit! She flew home and surprised me! I had NO idea! I couldn't have felt more scared AND excited at the same time. I just couldn't believe she was home! And she'll be here til Wednesday night.......

Easter was magical! Went to church with the family, then Camelback Inn for Brunch. It was by far, the best Brunch I have ever had. The food and the location was beyond amazing. And the company wasn't too bad either. ;) I ate way too much food (and chocolate) and went into a coma, as did the rest of the family, immediately after our Easter Part-ay. Then, after our Sunday afternoon nap, the sister and I went for a walk, along with the dog (with Cali's new easter dress on, which she hates, but mom loves). When we returned home, Ryan, Kavitz, and baby Dilan had arrived to wish me- yes, me- a happy Easter. Ryan notarized my car title and Kavitz told me about a new dance position I should apply for. I just finished my cover letter, polishing up my resume, and submitted everything online. Took way too long. Not even sure if it all submitted correctly. Ah well. We'll see. I am tired now and need to go to bed. I've got a long, long day ahead of me tomorrow.

Love you, friends.