Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Philly Marathon Weekend

We crammed about as much as one could into this weekend. I have lots to share and not enough energy or time to write it all out. So you are going to get the highlights! Enjoy...

Friday November 19, 2010
*we wanted to leave ME for PA at 3:00am . We woke up at 3:30. Fail. On the road at 4.
* met some guy at a rest stop along the way. He saw my Syracuse sweatpants and Maine plates. He said he is a big fan of Coach Boeheim and that he lives in Maine. I liked this guy.
*arrived at my Aunt and Uncles at 1:00pm ate a turkey dinner at 2:30
*had the most AMAZING 6 mile run. Beautiful farm land. I felt quick. Only stopped because it was flippin cold and dark.
*apple pie and mint chocolate chip ice cream for dessert.
*in bed by 9:00pm

Saturday November 20, 2010
*up at 7:30.
*out the door at 9:30 to go into the city. or "downtown" as my aunt and uncle call it. its an hour away.
*10:30 arrived in the city and walked around the town for a bit and did some shopping
*met up with some super awesome twitter peeps for lunch at the marathon grill. thanks to erica for organizing the lunch.

would someone tell sam it's not all about him?

the gang. minus a few.

*sam ask the waitress her opinion on what he should get for lunch and named 3 things he was thinking about. she said they were all good so he told her to pick one and surprise him. when it came ,a different waitress asked "who had the chocolate chip cookie dough pancakes" sam said "um, i might have. i don't know". she looked confused.
*walked around the italian market and got some super yummy cheese. like...really, really good cheese
*chatted with a man and his wife who were in line behind us at the italian market. they had their 8 month old baby with them. he then handed me his kid and said "here, hold him and see what 24 pounds feels like". so i did.
*met the campbell crew at franklin fountain for ice cream. mmmm. saw it on man vs. food and we knew we needed to go. this is what we got.
*got a call from my aunt saying my uncle was in the hospital after being unresponsive from his blood donation. hes ok now.
*went back to my aunts and went to bed.

Sunday November 21, 2010
*woke up way too early.
*made it into the city by 6:40 and got to the philly marathon start line in time to see some of the later corrals start.

*i love the philly marathon, they had a tent set up just for me

*my husband says tyler will appreciate this photo when he is older:-)

*made our way down kelly drive to mile 14 and waited for the runners. ruddley wanted coffee and i told him we didn't have time. (ummm we probably did but i didn't want to go).
*saw sam. he said he felt like death. i told him he looked good in pink
*saw mark. he didn't say anything.
*made our way back towards mile 25. ruddley still wanted coffee but i didn't want to miss all the people i knew running. after all, that is why we were there.
*we didn't get coffee
*saw erica go by at mile 13. i jumped up and down and screamed for her. she had on an awesome outfit.
*saw elizabeth go by at mile 13. she gave me a thumbs up and said she was having fun. i told her that her dad would be proud of her.
*saw sam again at mile 25ish. he was in the zone. he didn't say anything, but i got a point.
*saw mark at mile 25ish. he said he was cramping. i told him to push it!
* walked to the finish and saw team mark! he went 3:31. his second marathon ever. his first one was in oct 2010.

*met sam and peggy at the finish and snapped some pics.

i wonder what he'll wear for 2000.00. if 1000.00 got him pink arm warmers.

*met sam and peggy for lunch for pizza and philly cheese steaks. i had pizza the boys had cheese steaks.
*tried to convince peggy to run the mdi marathon. i hope she's thinking about it.
* said goodbye to sam and peggy and told sam i'd see him in boston. good times never seem so good. so good! so good! so good!
*walked back to the car and passed the eastern state penitentiary, they were giving tours. we did not take one.
*plugged in home on the gps and followed the directions.....
*until ruddley decided not to follow the directions....
*had a 40 minute detour through NYC. not my idea of fun.
*we were craving five guys for dinner. guess what we had. five guys
*tyler slept the entire way home. he was a trooper.
*11:15pm pulled into our driveway
*11:30pm lights out at the emerson house.

phew. we had such an awesome weekend. i am so glad i got to see mark run. it was great to see sam again. love that my aunt and uncle got to meet tyler. a nice long weekend with my family. success.


  1. Love your tent! It was seriously awesome seeing you at 13 :) Thanks so much for coming to the brunch & being out there to cheer!!!

  2. Yes, we call it "downtown!" Your aunt & uncle aren't the only ones! :) Not sure how that came about, and I only use it when I talk about Philly.

    Again, glad to have met you this past weekend! :)

  3. Your weekend sounded awesome! I'm confused by mint ice cream and apple pie.


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