Monday, September 08, 2008

New Challenge on the Horizon

Eric and I have an anniversary coming up in a couple weeks - 29 years. We've been debating what we might want to do for it. We even (gasp!) talked about a weekend away without a race. However...I kind of wanted to run the Baker Lake 50K and it's that weekend. I've been tossing it around, wondering if I should, and then...last night at dinner with Steve and Lorri, Eric said he'd run it with me if I wanted to. Yippee! That is what I call an anniversary gift - Eric running with me, in the forest for 32 miles. I'm thrilled and I'm anxious. I'm not real sure how it'll go - I haven't done a trail 50K yet and I don't know if I can make the cut-off time at the turnaround. But, who really cares? Because I'll have the best of all worlds going on: running in the woods of the beautiful PNW with my sweet husband of 29 years. I'm not sure it gets any better than that...


Eric


Web and an old friend from 4H


Me, Riley, Clinton

Before Baker Lake, Eric and Rob have the Plain challenge - that'll be our focus for next weekend. Then, on to the anniversary run!

22 comments:

Wes said...

You in way too deep ;-) How am I gonna ever catch up to you (in anniversaries)? LOL.....

Juls said...

I'm with you; that sounds like the most awesome gift he could give. Have the happiest anniversary ever.

Annette said...

Happy anniversary! What a great gift! I'd say your man knows you quite well. :) You've got a good one, don't you?

Journey to a Centum said...

So will this be the last time I hear, "We never go anywhere unless it's for running", or should I keep that option open?

Bing

JustRun said...

Woo hoo! Plan something fun!

I always remember your anniversary (including the year) because it coincides almost perfectly with my birthdate (and year!). :)

robtherunner said...

That sounds like my kind of anniversary weekend. I'm sure it will be great. Hopefully Eric will be able to keep up with you.

Anne said...

Both of you are so lucky to be healthy enough to celebrate your anniversary that way. That's such a great idea, especially for the two of you.

Thomas said...

Wow, 29 years, now that is a long time. You guys are lucky - I would love to have a partner that shares my love for running.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

congrats, and enjoy the race!

olga said...

That Eric, he knows how to sweeten the special day:)

Darrell said...

Do people actually go somewhere without it being running related? I kinda, sorta remember doing that. Tee hee.

Never a dull moment at your house.

Jenny, Maniac #401 said...

It'll be perfect!
Jenny

Ryan said...

A couple that runs together stays together, happy anniversary. Btw what a Grande Ass Marathon, looks like a lot of fun congrats on a stellar race from beginning to end.

Sunshine said...

That does sound as good as it gets. Very best wishes for many many more!

Gotta' Run! said...

Sounds like great fun!! I love your pictures too.

Cat.

Sarah Elaine said...

What a romantic guy you have there! That is an awesome gift. And so what if you don't make the cutoff time at the turnaround point? Maybe you could pull a Bonny and Clyde and be bandits. Not that I'm in favour of that sort of thing, of course, but it would add an element of excitement and allure, right? Either way, honey, you've already won. 29 years is your prize. This race is just the icing on the cake.

Sarah Elaine said...

And I just noticed Riley's hair! It looks great!

Meghan said...

What a perfect way for two runners to spend their anniversary! I can't imagine anything better. Wow, 29 years and going strong! I wish you the happiest of anniversaries. ;)

Love,
Meghan

tryathlete said...

100K for the 30th then?

Jon said...

An early congrats to you and the Maddest Monkey on the Planet for 29 years! I'm volunteering my services for Baker Lake, so I'll see you guys there!

Laura H said...

Happy anniversary!! I'll see you at the turn around - it'll be so much fun especially with that mad monkey to keep you entertained! It was good to see you this weekend at Cle Elum - I'm looking forward to hearing how the rest of your weekend went!

Dori said...

Aww, that's so sweet of Eric! Happy Anniversary, you two. :-)