May 22, 2012

Team Random Strangers reunites

I just recently posted about how small the running world is because I ended up running with my husband's co-worker's sister the other night. That sounds like a stretch of a connection, but it was really awesome because I had heard so much about his running co-worker (remember, he wanted to set us up on run dates). The running co-worker's sister was so fun to run with that I got her contact info for hooking up a run later, so it was even cooler when we realized later that we had an existing connection.

Well, the running world got even smaller for me at the Xterra race this weekend. I met someone afterwards who looked really familiar. Turns out he is Yo Momma's Twitter friend from Birmingham and writes a new trail running column for our local track club newsletter, which I read cover to cover cause I love me some local race news. So I figured that definitely must be why he looked familiar. 

Then I got the news of why he really looked familiar. 

Remember Team Random Strangers from the Country Music Marathon? Recap: Team Random Strangers consisted of me and the random stranger who pep talked me down the finish chute. It would most likely have been a much grumpier, heat stroke-ier finish without my finish line teammate. 


Team Random Strangers from the Country Music Marathon is now reunited. 

The moral of the story is that no matter how far you are from home you should always be nice to your fellow runners because they might end up being your neighbor. And if you weren't nice, that could be awkward.

Side note: look what I got from Country Music Marathon in the mail today.


Ten bones to spend at P.F. Changs. Easy. Lettuce wraps. Done. I love these no-strings-attached gift cards. Oh, except there was a string. The string was the crappiest marathon of my life. 

19 comments:

  1. You just always look like you could run for miles and like your always having fun!!!!

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  2. That's a great finish chute picture of you. I always think I'm smiling and happy at the finish line and then my pictures look anything but smiling and happy.

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    1. Ha! You should submit one to Skinny Runner for her worst race photo posts. Those always crack me up!

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    2. I don't think I've seen those posts. I have some pretty awful finish line photos.

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  3. I love those weird small world collisions! It makes me feel like maybe we're not Forest Gump "floating around accidental like on a breeze".

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  4. I love your race pic. So cute!

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  5. My friend and I just ate at PF's last night and had the lettuce wraps! Also, you may have no interest in this but......I found something at the Dollar general(in inverness beside lowes. Foam ear bud covers. They come in a pack of 4 or 6. Red, purple, yellow. Anyway, my iphone buds always hurt my ears and tended to fall out. I came across the foam ones for a 1$. Thought I would share. I'll post a pic on my blog so you can see them.

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    1. I need to check those out. Maybe they will have them at ours. One of mine kept falling out at the Nashville race. I think because my ear was so sweaty, so maybe the foam will help them stick. Thanks!

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  6. That's amazing that you ending up finding him right in Birmingham! I've never eaten at P.F. Chang's so after getting that in the mail I'm going to let Allan show me the yummy food I've been missing!

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    1. It's a great excuse to get some grub! Have fun on your date!

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  7. yay for the gift card!!!! i'm hungry. i could use that right now! lol.

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  8. I WAS SOOO EXCITED when I got mine!!! :-)



    MizFit

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  9. Haha, that is awesome. I love it when connections are made when meeting a random stranger. Small world eh?

    I love the PF Changs lettuce wraps. I always order the tofu ones and they are surprisingly good, although slightly salty.

    You are adorable in that race picture.

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  10. Nom!!!
    Love Team Random Strangers!! There are several women who I cross paths with regularly at races (I've assigned them pseudo names) I really need to introduce myself one of these days (but I won't mention that I call one Mrs. Overpronator and the other Crazy Hair Lady).
    Awesome finish picture!!

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  11. You are so stinkin' cute! I love how excited you always look I your photos!

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  12. The world is small, isn't it? Awesome picture by the way!

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