Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The Marathon that keeps on giving

You read the title and thought this would be another attempt to get you to donate to Team in Training, didn't you? Go on, you can admit it. I won't hold it against you, and I won't rub it in that I was right.

Well, this is actually about the Philadelphia Marathon which is still fresh in my mind even though two and half weeks have passed. Apparently, though, this is not unusual because it seems like the Philadelphia Marathon folks are still sifting through the debris of that glorious day that was November 18, 2007.

This morning at 3:41 a.m. I received this little gem:


Congratulations on finishing the 2007 Philadelphia Marathon, Half Marathon or Rothman Institute 8K. Attached please find your certificate link. Your certificate is also available on our website.
Please plan on joining us for the 2008 races on Sunday, November 23. Registration opens April 1.
Thanks again for participating.


And even though this does not reflect my time as corrected for pee-pee break at mile 10ish (which apparently took eight minutes--who knew?!), I still think it is pretty amazing. At the same time, I don't see myself replacing my current desktop picture for this certificate. My more-amazing-than-finishing-a-marathon niece wins that particular competition, and I don't think anyone can argue with that.


zebeckras said...

Haha. My baby wins.

So sad that I almost called her MY niece. She may win the desktop competition, but I win nothing.

zebeckras said...

Also not concentrating so have to belatedly add more comments.

Neat to see your time! That's awesomeness in certificate form. Every single time I have participated in a sporting event of any kind with a group that ranks scores/times, I have been last. DEAD LAST. EVERY TIME. ^_^

Frankly though when it comes to a marathon I think even being last would be cool because I mean, jiminy CHRISTMAS, you ran a freaking MARATHON. What more do you need to know about yourself? (Though I assume you're going to try to beat your time on the next one. Only natural. ^_^)