I really enjoy helping people - especially helping people discover running and finding the joy of racing. I also love to have a friend to do races with. Many months ago, I "met" a gal through my blog named Allie (from Missouri). We have communicated through emails regularly and she is the reason that "C" and I are going to do the St. Louis RnR Half in October. We're coming to meet her (and of course, run the race together). She has said all along that she is slow like I am - UMMM, liar - she's fast like "C" (maybe even faster than "C")! Anyway, she had been training for her first half marathon which was to be the Extra Terrestrial half at night in Nevada in August (probably messed up those details, sorry Allie). Well, my heart broke when her friend backed out and she was left hanging. I'm NOT the girl to run a half marathon in a desert at night especially in a small race where there won't be thousands of peepes, but I am the girl who says YES when asked if I would do the Chicago RnR Half with her in August instead. So, "C" isn't able to do the race with me (you have no idea how truly sad that makes me not to mention anxious -she's "the girl" - she just makes all the destination plans work) so today I signed up to do the race with Allie. P.S. This MO Allie is not to be confused with my awesome bloggy follower Allie who is currently in Gerrmany (she writes thatgirlisarunningfool).
So here's to getting a post race concert from Bret Michaels in the Windy City with my new MO running friend (AND my opportunity to get the extra medal for doing 2 RnR races).
P.s.s. For those of you keeping track, this will mean 4 half marathons in 4 months in 4 states - hmmmm, NUTS!!!!!!!!! Stay tuned!!!!