My stomach ended up having some issues on Friday night so when I woke up Saturday morning to start getting ready I knew it wasn't going to be a good idea to put myself in a situation that wasn't controlled. So I sadly let my Mom & Sister know that I was bailing on them, but since they were still going I of course begged and pleaded for them to pick up my goodie bag at the minimum and do everything they could to get me the medal too! hahaha Because, I mean come on, it was a Darth Vader medal!!! Who wants to miss out on that?!? Not this Star Wars Geek-Girl! ~Okay, side note/question, does anybody else feel guilty taking a medal for a race they didn't do?? Because I was feeling horribly guilty about it, but still wanted it! LOL~
|Source - and more pictures from the race!|
At another point on my run the little bubbies Joshua (this is my grandson for anyone that doesn't know - he is 3 and just the cutest thing EVER!) woke up - we were watching him for our daughter while they snuck away for an overnight beach trip - and came and hung out with me while I ran. We chatted about letters and numbers, the important things, ya know, and enjoyed each other's company. And before you know it, I was nearing the point where not just 5 Ewoks would be freed, but TEN of those little guys! So I kept on going and hit the 10k mark. Not bad - 6.2 miles on a day I didn't think I was going to even be able to run!
So even though I didn't "race" this weekend, I still busted it out and freed some virtual Ewoks in the process. I don't feel so guilty about not doing the race and still claiming the medal now. Because it is a pretty radical piece of bling, Duuuudeee. Like, for sure.
And just because it's only fitting, here is some REAL Awesome 80's proof:
|Can anyone say "Flock of Seagulls" hair??|