Monday, March 31, 2008

HOTLANTA craziness.....and then some

I know I know...everyone has been on the edge of their seat all weekend waiting to find out what the crazy girl did this weekend.....and if she finished..and if shes alive...Please call off the search and rescues in Atlanta....I DID ITTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLLA!!!

ANyway...Friday afternoon I left and drove to FLorida to pick up Danielle. We already paid for the hotel friday night but got in a horrendous traffic jam. We realized we weren't going to make it to Atlanta till 2in the morning (thanks to our dueling GPS's...they literally fought the whole way). Garmin: TURN LEFT

so we decided to first have an Air Jam Session to Ray Charles in the Car....with sunglasses create some entertainment for the other cars stuck in the jam. I think I was actually lead singer at this part.... no worries...Danielle was on keyboard. Then we turned around....and had to offroad...and made our way to the Knights Inn. This was the only hotel (if you can call it that) in town that had a room. Apparently everyone got stuck in the jam and scrambled to get rooms. Anyway...this room clearly had mice living in it...we wouldnt even sleep on the bed. We laid our clothes down...and slept on TOP of our clothes as to not touch the sheets. In the sheets we found fur, hair, and sparkles.....if that even begins to give you a clue of our living conditions for the evening.

The next morning (sat) we got up bright and early and headed to Hotlanta. We got there and checked into our beautiful Marriott. While I was in the shower Dani decorated the hotel room for my was sooooooo cute!! Then we headed to the expo to pick up some fun stuff @ The Georgia DOme! Don't worry....we were the only girls all dressed up in dresses and such trying to act like we werent athletes. We thought it would be funny to be carrying around the "full marathon" packets and have everyone look at us like "ughh..those girls are running the full???"

Next is when things got a lil Messy. Dani's friends picked us up and took us to "The Grape," an awesome restaurant in Atlantic Station known for drinking wine. We quickly ordered a bottle of wine...and this girl was DRUNK after one glass. EEEEEEEEK!!! Then we stumbled on over to "Dolce" which is an AWESOME Italian restaurant owned by Ashton Kutcher. Me and Jess are pictured below in the lovely restaurant. And this is where we managed to get our carb load on! AKA DRINK WINE AND EAT PASTA!!!! Finally we headed back to the hotel....where they could have rolled us in the doors after all we ate...we went to the front desk and asked for trash bags (due to the rainy forecast). THe lady looked at us funny like why in the world would you need trash bags at the hotel?!?! Dani quickly cleared up the confusion and said "Trash bags big enough to fit a BODY in!!" OH dear...the lady hands us some huge trash bags and I swear turned around and called the police. Finally, we managed to get to bed around MIDNIGHT!!!!!! YES MIDNIGHT!!!!!! AHHHHHHHH! The alarm went off at 4:45....and we were like OH S$*@ We are screwed! It was 40 degrees and pouring rain! EEEEK! So we quickly got ready....and headed to the MARTA. Oh...p.s. we decided to go with the matching HOT Pink spandex.....TOTAL DIVAS! haha Helped make sure we never lost each other. We called them HOT pants! Everyone else on the course had other nicknames for them "Team Pink", "Diva Girls," etcOk so we finally make it to the starting line and................


HAHAHA! The TV Stations do it...why can't I? I'm tired folks....tired tired tired. The rest will come tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Hi Baby!!
I want to be the first to tell you how proud I am of you. That's an awesome accomplishment after only training 3 mos, much less 12 hrs of school a day.

Keep up the good work, you are the greatest!

Sarah said...

OMG - I totally saw you...both at the MARTA and on the course...CRAZY! I hope you had an awesome race! I had an amazing time!!

Can't wait for the rest of the update!

Laura said...

You can't post a comment like that on my blog and get me racing over to your blog to find what I THINK is going to be a full race report (and I'm getting all excited), and then just throw in a few laughs and leave me hanging! I WANT MORE!

Congrats on finishing - I am super impressed :)

Susan Oseen said...

Hey There, Chica!! I am so glad that you survived your first marathon. I think if it weren't for the volunteers cheering the runners on I would never do another. There is just something about the whole race day atmosphere.

Can't wait to hear about the rest of your journey...I will stay tuned.

Update: 60 days to six-pack ville :)

Sarah said...

I was sooo going to, but I wasn't sure...but it was so early, I couldn't be sure I wasn't crazy! : )

We were at the Oglethorpe University MARTA.

It's insane, but I wish we had some hills like that here...I would be soooo much faster!! : )

Meg said...

Congratulations on finishing! Crazy adventure to the start!

Viv said...

Congratulations!! I can't wit to read the race stuff, even though I LMAO at everything leading up to the starting line. Trash bag for a body...hahahaha!!

WTG, Duff with you crazy schedule and to complete a marthon is outstanding :)

Brianna said...

Can't wait to hear how the actual race went - sounds like an awesome weekend overall! Glad you didn't let the traffic get you down. :)

Doug said...

Glad to see you finished and had fun in the process! Regardless of how the actual race went, NICE JOB!

Paul said...

Good job on finishing!! Way to make it fun like that.

SLB said...

Looks like a couple of hot pink fla-asses!

Great job,

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear the rest! Sounds like you really enjoyed the weekend and had tons of fun. Had to laugh when you said you guys dressed up to pick up your packets. Love the hot pink spandex!

jahowie said...

Leaving us with a clif hanger huh? That's not even right!! :-)

Get some rest and we will all be on the edge of our seats!!

bill carter said...

Hey Duff

Nice job making everybody wait for the real race report.

Glad to hear that you guys were having fun... so far.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the hot pants!