Sunday, August 13, 2006

20 Miles and 2 years

Last night we went over to my cousin's apartment to visit and keep her company while she was babysitting her nephew, Will. We still don't understand why he is in a White Sox uniform, but he's so cute I think we can let it slide. We watched Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle which is so hilarious. Jason and I caught the end half of that movie a couple months ago and so even funnier all the way through. That's one of those movies that you could watch over and over again and it just keeps getting funnier. Apparently when Lisa and her boyfriend watched it last week they then had to go find White Castle for themselves. As Jason does not like the whiteys and i LOVE them, I am excited to have fellow White Castle lovers in town.

This morning we got up around 7am and were out running by 8:15. It was such a beautiful day out and we had wonderful run. At about mile 4 and near the Bally's (I really don't understand the spinning class....outside....on the bike path...but whatever) we saw someone yelling at said spinners and then noticed they had a familar shiney scalp, "Hey, HEEEEEY HEEEEEYYYYY JOSH!!!!" It was our friend Josh over at Pugpaw. He ran our direction for a few 100 meters and then sprinted back to catch up with his training group. I love LOVE love seeing people I know on the lake front path so that was a ton of fun.

We just kept on moving forward and soon enough we were at the 12 mile marker that is near the little beach and park a bit south of McCormick place. We had gels at mile 7.5 and ~15 and had slightly longer miles there (10:00 and 10:39) but other than that we just cruised at 9:15 miles ending with an 8:41 and 8:11 mile for the last two. I am always really happy to have something left in the take, especially at the end of a 20 miler. So we paced 9:22 miles, which I must say is pretty perfect!!!! It was a great run. It was a great feeling to be done with and we have run 100 miles in the last 13 days. I never thought that I would be able to do that, so now it's time to celebrate with some pizza rolls and frozen drinks before naptime :-)

Today we also celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary. Wow.

To Jason-I love you so much. While we were running today I was trying to think of a cute little thing to write to you ....you know, Webster's Dictionary defines love as....blah blah....but I couldn't think of anything very clever. So I will just say this : You are so spectacular and I am so lucky that not only do I get to spend the rest of my life with you, but I get to spend the rest of my life with you....my best friend and partner in crime :-) Happy Anniversary Baby. I love you. Here's to a wonderfully fun and exciting and spectacular and unordinary lifetime.

18 comments:

Susanne said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Carrie said...

Happy Anniversary!

Running Rabbit said...

What a great couple you both make! And that sweet babe!! What gorgeous blue eyes!!!

Firefly's Running said...

Congrads!! FYI, I LOVE whiteys too! My husband can not stand them either.

Awesome run!!

Theoutofshapeguy said...

Congrats guys on the 2 year anniv.

Bridgette said...

You guys are great!! You guys should have another wedding - it was too much fun! :)

BTW, Leah, you know I will ALWAYS eat Slyders with you!! :) Maybe we'll have some Saturday!

Kendra said...

So cute: both the baby and the two of you! Happy anniversary!

Haight said...

I don't think I've ever had 'Sliders' while sober. All I know is there's no way you would be able to have them the night before a race. You wouldn't make the first set of porta-johns.

Blast from the past (no pun intended), back at school we hosted a Stroh's-n-Sliders Party...enuff said. Crazy Boilermakers....

Running Jayhawk said...

Happy Anniversary!!! (That was me who sent the text message in case you were left scratching your head)

LOVE the wedding photo and as always, great job on the run. And big high fives to you guys with the 100 miles in 2 weeks. I'm impressed!

jamie said...

Congratulations!

Josh said...

Happy Anniversary!!! (And I must say, Harold and Kumar is one of my favorite movies! You're right; you can watch it over and over again, and it gets funnier each and every time!)

Taryn said...

Congrats on a great 20 miler and on your 2 year anniversary!

Ryan said...

This is a wonderful post. How cute that you share a 20-miler on your 2-year anniversary? Nice work. Sounds like you had a wonderful run and a wonderful number of decades ahead together.

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

Congratulations on two years.  You guys are a terrific couple.

It was great bumping into you guys yesterday.  Maybe if we can sync up our schedules we can run together sometime--perhaps on a taper?

I've always maintained that Harold & Kumar deserved some kind of award.  The first time I saw that movie I actually cried when they finaly got their sliders.

Scott said...

Oh my god leah. When I read your anniversary message I almost plotzed! Here, here for the unordinary life!
DAddy

Joe said...

Happy anniversary!

jeanne said...

awwwww!
you guys are great!

Susan said...

that's so sweet. you guys are the best!