When I joined Tall Mom's 1000+++ miles for 2010 club, I was thrilled to see a blogger that lived close by listed on the challenge spreadsheet. Candice only lives about 15 minutes away so I knew I'd have to set up a running "date" with her. (Totally reminds me of ESH's post about running partners HERE. Go read it. It's hilarious.) I decided fairly last minute to run a 10k with a local running club this morning (which I've never done before) and asked Candice if she wanted to run, too. After all, this gal was considering running with a gun, for goodness sakes! I told her there's safety in numbers and all she really needed was a running buddy. I was so thrilled when she said she'd be there. Yay! My first bloggy meet-up!
Funny thing- I had such a hard time going to sleep last night because I was anxious about meeting her. Would I recognize her? Would she like me? Would our paces be similar? Would she bring said gun anyhow? Ok, I wasn't really worried about the gun but I was nervous! Even with all the silly thoughts, I drifted off into a deep sleep and woke up bright and early this morning feeling ready to run.
Thai Guy had decided last minute that he wanted to come, too. My in-laws are in town and we really love having them around to watch the kiddos. (We've paid sitters WAY too many times to go on runs together.) Anyway, Thai Guy and I proceeded to the local running store to meet up with Candice and the other runners. She must have arrived right after we did because she walked in the store only a moment later and I knew her right away. (Phew!) Tall Mom calls her Runner Barbie and it's well-suited to her. She's slender, blonde and a total running babe. (I can say that, right?)
I was quickly struck by her friendly and sweet demeanor as we made some small talk while waiting for our run to begin. I introduced her to the hubby and was super impressed when she called him Thai Guy. She does read my blog! After a few minutes, we got our very confusing instructions (and maps) and headed on our way. The miles went by really quickly as we talked...and talked...and talked some more. I have to admit I did a lot of the talking. Not because she didn't want to mind you, but because I just was spouting things out like a crazy person. I was nervous! And I wanted her to like me. Anyhow, hopefully I was even the slightest bit charming and funny and not too, well, annoying. (There's a thin line, folks and I never know which side I'm on!) I had such a great time meeting her and really look forward to having a new buddy to run with. She's a peach! Here's a pic of us after the run. See? Such a Barbie! Thanks for the fun run, Candice!
Just one more week 'til Disneyland!!! Two weeks 'til the Red Rock Half!