I had never met Sheila before, but she lives like a mile away from me so I’ve hired her to be my driver for life.
She’s super excited about being paid in gels and electrolyte drink mixes.
Margot was making a hard case that dogs do in fact like her and she likes them.
There was a serious mimosa station with OJ, watermelon juice, nectarine puree, pomegranate juice and a couple other mixers that were too fancy for me to remember, blueberry something? It was pretty legit.
And then everyone brought a breakfast item too. Well, except me. I just ate everyone’s food. I’m really a dream guest, aren’t I?
Sarah tivo’ed the race so we started watching it around 10am.
In the immortal words of my mom when she’s cheering me on at races, “Run faster!!!!”
Pam showed up a little later all in spirit. Girl had just run a 5K, took second place and still had time to get her Team America look on. She’s winning at life.
Team Eugene roomies
With a room full of women who blog (“I have a website devoted entirely to me”) naturally the conversation flowed and led to us discussing an important subject: race walking.
Demonstrations were had:
And then we watched the marathon finish.
I’m not going to spoil it for you.
Yes, I am.
Gouchagan did not place, but their abs tied for Best in Show.
After the race we inspired to have a race of our own: we took it outside and had a race walking competition on the beach.
We tried to keep it legit in case anyone turns pro in the next year or two so we had heats. My form was a little unorthodox so I dropped out… of embarrassment.
Ready, set, go!
And the winner is…
I actually forgot who won, but I’ll say Shannon since today is her dirty thirty birthday.
Happy Birthday, lady and thanks to Sarah for hosting us all!