>> Friday, May 06, 2011
Almost 3 years ago, Pharmie and I drove out to Michigan so she could compete in Steelhead Ironman 70.3. Here she is running down the finisher's chute along the beach of Lake Michigan:
Beef jerky, the “bowl full of sunshine” shorts, and porta-potties.
That’s the race spectating trifecta.
If you've been following my wife's blog as she's been getting more and more pregnant, you'll have heard her mention running with her new pregnant running buddy Abbe. She met Abbe "through the internet" about 2 months ago. Here's a photo Abbe and Pharmie took before their most recent run together:
Adorable pregnant ladies!
Well, we recently had Abbe and her hubby Micah over for lunch so we could all meet and talk. We realized that we've done a LOT of the same races over the years - the most recent being the Winter Carnival Half Marathon about 3 months ago where Micah and I finished about a minute apart!!
Micah even raced Steelhead 70.3 while Abbe cheered him on! I asked them if either of them remembered someone in tiny yellow shorts and suspenders. Abbe said it sounded familiar. The day after we talked, Abbe sent Pharmie a link to 50 photos in an album that she took during Steelhead. This was one of the photos in her album:
Abbe's caption simply read: "NOT AN ACTUAL COMPETITOR."
p.s. I did another "Two Stories Become One" post over 2 years ago. Click here to read how I discovered I knew a Runner's World cover model.