And now there are two of them

I’ve already told you all how my roommate is running the Honolulu Marathon with very little training (she’s done one thirteen mile run and one eighteen mile run, but otherwise never over 6 miles). She swears she will run/walk and stop if she gets hurt, but I’m still worried.

This morning, Boyfriend and my roommate and I went to the expo to do packet pickup, and Boyfriend got into the spirit of the marathon. Not the movie – I mean he really got into the marathon spirit. He wants to do the last-minute signup today and run it. He does not run. Like, at all. At the gym he does weights, and he’s run maybe a mile max a few times in the last year. And he wants to do the marathon tomorrow. I keep telling him what a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea that is… but he’s so excited about it, and I hate to break his spirit.

We’re going to the beach right now in hopes of getting him drunk and distracted for the next five hours until signups close. I hope this works…


  1. Ah, the non-runner who catches the bug… on one hand, it’s great that they see how rewarding you find races, they get caught up in the spirit, yadda yadda. But a teeny tiny part of me always feels a tiny bit insulted. Marathon running isn’t EASY!

    Then again, maybe he’ll realize it if he tries..

  2. Good luck with that, and have fun. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.*

    * For clarification, there are very few things (within reason) I wouldn’t do, so you’re covered.

  3. I’m SO jealous! I’m only doing a 5K run tomorrow in 35 degree temperature. BUT, free beer afterwards for the post race party. Good luck tomorrow, and may your run be pain free and most of all, FUN!! P.S. Don’t forget the sunscreen!!

  4. LMAO! Hope you’re having fun getting him too plastered on the beach. Sounds like fun fun fun!

  5. Oh yes….bad bad baaaaaaad idea! Hope you have kept him distracted. The beach ought to keep him plenty distracted.

  6. I just came across your blog and I wanted to let you know that I love it. I will definitely be back.

    I am glad to hear that you are having such a great vacation! Hopefully your alcohol ambush was a success…tee hee


  7. Maybe that was HIS strategy… To get you to ‘desitract’ him. :)

  8. Sorry that was distract

  9. Let him run. But, make sure he has cab fare.

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