Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Can you spare a mile??

Hey guys! I had no idea several of you might find our housing search to be interesting, so I'll keep posting some random links as we go through this ordeal. Like Mia mentioned the cost of housing here is NOTHING compared to places like California, or New England. We've had several execs move here from Boston and flat out pay cash for their home based on what they had up there. But we also don't make as much money and we don't have the ocean or loads of fantastic skyscrapers so it's all relative. I really don't see much point in not providing links to the houses we look at - everything in this world is all public domain anyway. If you want to find out who I am it's not difficult, and usually when you try to be uber secretive people are more curious and will actually devote the time to finding out who you are. I got a letter from the AICPa today saying one of their hard drives was lost containing the names, social security #s, addresses, etc of us boring CPAs so they're providing a free year of credit monitoring in case our info falls into the wrong hands. If someone wants your social, it's really not that hard to come by anyway.

So, the real point of this post: Friday is Brent's birthday. We joked around and said we should run 29 miles for his 29th birthday. HA! For my 29th birthday we'll be running 26.2 in Twin Cities, but we'll also be trained for that. Right now we're in half shape. So, I figured I could get you guys to run 29 miles for him, one mile at a time. This won't be a surprise because he reads my blog and my comments, but here's my idea. Run a mile anytime on Thursday or Friday and leave me a comment on a special birthday post I'll be putting up early Friday morning (probably around 6 am Central Time). On that post, tell me what your time was for your mile. This can be a mile you walk, a mile you run full out, or any random mile from within your normal workout. If you do it with a friend, that would be 2 miles total, one for each of you. I plan to do my mile Friday morning with Pippin, so that will count for 2 of the 29 miles. If we get more than 29 miles, even better! Afterwards I'll have a post with everyone's names/blog link and their time, as well as what Brent's total 29 mile run time would be with them all accumulated. Please don't leave a comment to this posting saying whether or not you plan to do it, that way whoever does participate will be a surprise, since he'll know about this activity anyway. (I do have other stuff planned for Saturday that will be a surprise!) You can leave a comment saying it's a cute idea, a stupid idea, etc etc, just not whether you're in!

Have a great night!

Rachel

15 Comments:

At 8:08 PM, Blogger Hilda said...

That is some great idea, you are so creative!

Hope the weather improves soon. Still some runs at the treadmill will give you some rest... look at the positives.

Send you lots, lots of heat from here!!!

 
At 9:04 PM, Blogger Danny said...

What a great idea!

I'm in.

 
At 9:05 PM, Blogger Running Jayhawk said...

What a great idea!!!

This little jayhawk may or may not...ehhh...nm...i won't mess with you on that. ;)

 
At 9:08 PM, Blogger Bex said...

Excellent idea, and a nice little birthday present. I wish I had thought of it!

 
At 9:19 PM, Blogger Cory said...

Well, neato ideer, but I couldn't do it until 14 Oct anyhow, when I am going to a cross-country meet at Carnegie Mellon U., and I'd afterewards have access to the Schenley Oval, a gravel track. Some gift that'd be!

 
At 10:02 PM, Blogger Juls said...

Very cute idea. Too bad that the calories burn didn't work in his favor as well, but I guess at 29 he's not worrying about that yet.

 
At 4:52 AM, Blogger E-Speed said...

Cute idea Rae!

 
At 5:21 AM, Blogger Jack said...

A super cool idea. Too bad Brent's birthday wasn't on the 25th, I could dedicate the first 29 miles of my 50K race to him. I'm make sure I get in a mile for him anyway!

 
At 7:12 AM, Blogger Cliff said...

Too many surprises..

so if in my dream i run a mile, does that count??

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger PLANET3RRY said...

okay dokay... can do, will do. I'll even gmap-pedometer my mile too...

 
At 10:57 AM, Blogger rice said...

Thats a great idea.. A lot better then running a mile for every year.. that would get really hard going into the 50s.

Cheers.

Rice

 
At 12:54 PM, Anonymous angie's pink fuzzy said...

very cool idea.

 
At 1:46 PM, Blogger Olivia said...

WOOT! I did one mile on the treadmill this a.m., time: 9:55! Happy B-day, dude!
(sad, I've been so busy w/work I barely run/blog anymore!)

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger The Running Diva said...

Thanks for pointing out that message thread on the Nashville Striders website (about me being the 87 year old runner). That is hilarious! I posted a new message to clear up any misunderstandings. But I can't believe people were able to find out who I actually was so easily!

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Great idea but don't forget to add your miles to the monthly challenge over at http://completerunning.com/running-downhill/?p=389. We're trying to do a virtual relay for May and see just how many miles we can get, there's even prizes. :-)

 

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