November 6, 2012

Voting and a giveaway winner

After this weekend's race and my two-second snafu, I almost decided to dig a hole for myself and fill it with Kit Kats and live there forever. Kidding, except for the Kit Kat part because I would really like a giant mound of them. Just five minutes ago, I felt like a crack addict when, after scrounging through my kids' Halloween candy bags, I thought there were no more Kit Kats left. My brain started screaming for Kit Kats and forced me to frantically paw through Nerds, Tootsie Rolls and Snickers until I struck chocolate wafer gold. It was the true last Kit Kat, and it is now in my belly. Do they have Kit Kat rehab? The weird thing is that I don't recall ever buying a Kit Kat at the store, but at Halloween, I go crazy for them. 

The kids owe me anyway because this is their idea of cleaning up their room. Step one, empty the drawers onto the floor in your room. Step two, throw everything back on top of your dresser and act like Step 1 never happened. 


This girl mentioned in her post today that she thought it was funny that people are posting social media reminders to vote because how could you not know it is election day. But some people still manage. I wore my "Trust me. I work for the government." shirt today. When someone at the gym asked me if I really work for the government, I said, "No, I just like to wear this shirt on election day." And I swear to you now, he said, "There is an election today?" Oh man. This is a person I see at the gym every day, so, no, he isn't living under a rock.


In other election news, we lined up beside a lady wearing a bathing suit in the election line. Pants are not required for voting in case anyone was wondering about that. At least in Alabama they aren't required. I can't vouch for other more-pants-wearing states.

And we have a winner! Sarah from Sweet and Savory by Sarah won the Due North traction aids. She lives in Wisconsin where the winter is plentiful. Safe running to you Sarah, and email me at yomommaruns(at)gmail.com with your shipping info so I can send them right out to you.



Thanks to everyone who entered! 

And from the bottom of my sad runner heart, I want to thank you for all of your encouragement after Saturday's race. It really helped to make me feel better and see past the moment of despair to look forward to the future. I love you guys!

19 comments:

  1. I love Kit Kats too! Congrats on your PR, and I'm feeling some pain for those darn two seconds! I'm still in New York after the non marathon weekend and this place is on fire over the election. It's really exciting and something my kids will remember forever (and me too).

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    1. Wow! That would be an unforgettable weekend AND election.

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  2. I hope that last Kit Kat made you feel better:) Seriously that guy didn't know about the election?! And a bathing suit voter, crazy people:) My children have the same idea about cleaning up as yours. The sad part is they are 10 and 12:(

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    1. My older ones are actually messier because they have more trinkets, which make a huge mess.

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    1. You should be my candy trading partner. Tootsie rolls for kit kats.

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    2. I think I still have some kit kats in my halloween bucket at work! LOL

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  4. I'm totally guilty of raiding the kids baskets too. I'm so sorry about the 2 seconds. You totally deserved that BQ. I can't even imagine how mad you must be, well now you have ab excuse to run another race if you wanted to cram one in:)

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  5. Your sad runner heart makes me sad too! Do you have secret/public plans to get revenge on 26.2?? CIM isn't far away and it's flat!! And it's near me ;)

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    1. Yes, I definitely am planning another race. It was actually already on the schedule before this weekend, but I was going to see how this weekend went as to whether or not I raced it or used it as a training run for my February 50K. It's Rocket City here in Huntsville, AL. Dec. 8th!

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  6. Love kit kats too. I'm so sick of digging thru the cant though. I really need to stop.
    I'm curious too. Any public announcements for next race?
    I'm doing CIM but I think it's full :/

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    1. Yes on the redemption race (see above!). CIM looks like a great one though.

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  7. Yo Momma, you're amazing. My heart broke for you when I read the 2 second bullsnip!! I think Boston should just give it to you because you're so amazing and so inspiring to people like me!!

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    1. I did put in for a time correction with Rock n Roll for 3:40:00. I don't know if they will do it, but I figured, heck, why not. I definitely ran 26.2 in under 3:40 because I ran 26.31 total. And thank you so much for your support!!!

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  8. I second the above comment! Oh man clueless about the election, a no-pants voter, it is never a boring day in Alabama apparently. Well I ran to my polling place and sweated all over the place so I am probably no better. I had pants on but they were running tights.....keepin it classy. I have been stuffing tootsie rolls down my pie hole like they are going out of style. I am carb loading. I just don't know what for.

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    1. If we suddenly have to run a marathon, we are set.

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  9. HAHAHA I cannot imagine having a similar conversation like you did at the gym. Some people really are hilarious.

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  10. Oh my gosh, a lady with no pants?! How...interesting for you! I also read recently how sugar is kind of like crack with its addictive properties (k maybe that's not exactly the words they used). I believe it!

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  11. Congrats to Sarah! I'm sure she will get a lot of use out of those.

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