Well if you have been following my husband Jim’s blog for awhile then you know that periodically he likes to embellish or totally make up stories about conversations we have around the house, and then I of course have to respond and set the record straight. So here we go again…..The Story of the MO’ Cowbell Half Marathon……the CORRECT and actual ACCURATE version of the story. Even his dates are wrong….come on now honey!!
|Me & Jim|
Last Friday, I happen to come across the most awesome half marathon of all time. The MO’ Cowbell Half Marathon in St. Charles, MO (near St Louis). I mean the medal is a cowbell and they are trying to set a record for the most cowbells, and then of course there is the SNL skit that goes along with the race theme. Brilliant!! Maybe you already ready my last post about it. Anyway, here’s the story.
So, again, last Friday, I happen to find this race and I sent Jim the following e-mail……to which he did not respond all day.
On Friday night, we have the following conversation:
Me: Hey did you get that e-mail I sent you?
Jim: Oh probably, but I never pay any attention whatsoever to anything you ever send me or say to me. Why what was it?
Me: Oh, just quite possibly the most AWESOME Half Marathon of all time – the MO’ Cowbell HM. They have an awesome logo so I bet the t-shirt is pretty cool and it just looks like so much fun, and it’s only 4 hours away. It’s in 3 weeks, what do you think?
Jim: Michael, I’m not sure what you don’t understand about my Back to Back marathons. That would be my last weekend to get in two long runs….and a half marathon just won’t cut it. I mean, you know I am the most amazing athlete of all time right? Have I mentioned to you that I’m running back to back marathons??? Do you know how many people have done that in the history of mankind….two – me and Dean Karnazes. We’ll have to do your silly half marathon some other time. My training schedule is way too important to be interrupted with some trifle half marathon.
Me: Oh, ok sweetie. I understand you need to train. Maybe next year. Maybe I could just sit and stare at some rocks or something that weekend.
Flash forward to Sunday. I post my blog about how I’d love to do the race, and how Jim “crushed” my dreams….yes it’s there on Sunday….that he said NOOOOOO!!! I have written internet proof that his interpretation of this is entirely false.
Sunday afternoon, Coy Martinez of First in Philly leaves me a comment about how it sounds like fun, and maybe she would do it with me next year. (If you don’t read Coy’s blog you seriously should. She has the funniest blog on the web…I promise. It’s a daily dose of humor.) Anyway, I just responded back with a well if you wanted to do it this year, I would totally be in. I won’t bother you with the barrage of details from all the back and forth e-mails, but at the end of the day she decides to do it. Wahooo!! I get to do my half marathon, meet Coy and have a girls weekend!! Perfect ending!
Flash forward again to Sunday night.
Me: Hey honey, guess what??!! Coy is going to do the MO Cowbell Half Marathon with me! Isn’t that cool?
Jim: Yeah, it will be fun to meet her.
Me: Huh?? You said you didn’t want to do it.
Jim: Um well, that’s before I saw your blog post about it and found out Coy was going to be there. After all there is only one other person in the blog world who can rival my humor….so I have to meet her, so I’m thinking about doing it.
Me: Hey, I just got an e-mail from Coy – she’s registered for the race. I can’t wait to go run it and meet her.
Jim: Yes, I think I will go too.
Me: Wouldn’t you rather stay home and run? I mean I don’t want you not to get in those long runs and crash and burn during those back to backs…….Dean K. would be so disappointed in you.
Jim: But I want to go.
Me: Too late! You missed your chance. You already said no. Now it’s a girls weekend and that’s all there is to it! Sorry man.
Jim: OK sweetie, you girls go and have fun!
The morale of this story. MICHAEL is always right. If she says something is going to be AWESOME than it is. Jump on the bandwagon early, or the bandwagon leaves you....sitting in the dust...crying...wishing you could have MO' Cowbell PLEASE!
One other thing to note, I DO NOT commonly use the word penis....in casual conversation. Come on now honey, at least try to make it realistic.