Tuesday, January 15, 2008

And I ran..

...I ran so far away...

We had to take a plane there

But Javamom took care of the other transportation
We enjoyed a delicious Mexican dinner the first night

And, of course, had to visit the bathroom

The obligatory pre-race pasta meal. Where's J-mom?

She showed up 20 minutes later ;-)

We had to wait for the race start

We waited for quite a while

Then we all finished the race!

We enjoyed recovery burgers

Then we enjoyed recovery cocktails

A (boys) bathroom pic with the queen of bathroom pics!

We went to a great Italian restaurant

We ate Italian food there

We enjoyed some more recovery cocktails

We eventually had to leave Javafest 2008

We layed over in Houston

We had a really, really, really, Java~rific time!

Thanks to J~Mom for hosting and transporting us all around, and for entertaining us immensely. Thanks to Pokey for volunteering her husband's gigantic SUV and taking us to the race (and back). Thanks to Jess for the race watch updates! Thanks to Mendy, Lori, Marcy, J~Mom, J~Dad, Pokey, Pat, Eric, Taryn, and Clay for the great times and new friendships! And thanks to all the other blog homies that cheered us on! Yes, it was fun; yes, you should have been there; yes, you can come next time!

And the run? 1:37:34 It started great, but I would swear the 2nd half was longer than the first. Shoulda taken in some calories. But, in the end, this weekend wasn't about the run. It was about the fun, and we had plenty!


RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

Best.recap.ever. I felt like I was right there with you...seeing it all through your eyes. Oh, wait.... LMAO!

Wes said...

ROFLMAO!!! Marcy just couldn't hold back, could she :-) Nice race brother! You are a running machine!! Glad the cocktails sped you on the way to recovery!!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Pictures, friends, recovery cocktails?? What more could you possibly want? HOT women? YOU HAD THOSE TOO!!


PS. Is Marcy's mouth always open? JK, Marcy. :D You are adorable.

Taryn said...

Love all the pictures!!

Congrats on your awesome race & thank you for showing up and making Clay remember his pride ;) I think he would have plodded out a 2:30 with me if you hadn't shown up!

It was great to meet the both of you (I sooo wish we could have stayed afterwards!) and we *definitely* need to get another meet-up in the works!

Marathoner in Training said...

Thanks for the photographic recap of the trip. The pleasure was all mine to meet you and your adorable wife. Chad will have to catch up on Javafest 2009.

Paul said...

Cool photo recap. Well done. nice job on the race too! What's has Marcy done to you?? All those bathroom shots.

P.O.M. said...

Looks liek so much fun. I recognize some of the other bloggers in the background of your photos.

Thanks for sharing.

J~mom said...

BRB in 2 minutes gotta go and get me a side of cheese.

Jess said...

I was thinking the same thing as Nancy -- Marcy's mouth was hanging open in every pic!

David, I note the beard was for pre-race and race: was the clean shave afterward significant in any way? Or just itchy?

Loved all the pics and I have to admit, it made me super jealous (especially with J-mom up there sharing her inside jokes! damn her!) I so wanted to be there. Pooh. Next time, like you said.

J~mom said...

Ok, I am back. Yummo side of cheese.

Your pics are just hilarious!! I cannot even believe how hard we laughed...especially the first night.

You really rocked that half, congratulations!!

You and Mendy are fantastic people and it was an honor to spend the weekend with you all. :>)

Marcy said...

Dude, you totally forget to mention that you had to show me "something" in the men's room. Gawd like I'd go in there for nothing :P

Fun times man, fun times. Next time it will be obligatory for everyone to show up in a red 80's shirt, Camero or Monte Carlo and have Kim Wilde blasting LMAO! Ohhh lordy I'm still laughing . . .

Neese said...

First, you look great! Second, I am cracking up that almost all the pics are self taken... too funny. Looks like so much fun!!

Tiffany said...

Looks like FUNN!!!! Maybe I need to rethink Myrtle Beach :)

Bob Gentile said...

ahhhhh thats some good times...so many ladies so little time huh David--haha

from a bearded man to a shaved man in one post & a co-ed bathroom shot to boot...and oh by the way a little jog tooo :-) Congrats Bro!

U guys all look great!

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

Marcy - don't forget the acid washed jeans with the scrunchie!

Eric said...

Dude! LOVE that facial hair! Oh, yeah, nice race too! Pictures look awesome...wish I had been there!


Mendy said...

Those pics are Hilarious,especially where Lisa is looking for those UFO's you mentioned. I know they are up there somewhere? Maybe she'll find them in 20 min....

Love the race report! BTW, you rocked your first half... to be 500 something out of 21K people, is pretty sweet!!! Wait til next month, I know you'll PR!

Michelle said...

Awwww, so fun!

Pat said...

Glad you had a good time. Sorry I wasn't around more. I would have loved to participate in all that eating. I was in the zone with my first marathon and didn't want to party too much.

congrats on your race. That's a great time. At least it would be for me.

Jason The Running Man said...

Great job on the run and the pics are great....hey grow that beard back, you look HAWT! :)

Gotta Run said...

The priceless pictures is of Marcy in the bathroom with you!!! That girl is insane but totally funny!!

What a great PR you had. how are those legs feeling?

I know you all had a wonderful time. Glad you were able to meet everyone and party!!!

Jumper 2.0 said...

Congrats on your 1/2 and the fun.

I think Marcy should start a blog with pictures of being in a men's bathroom. One day she should have all 50 states covered.