Monday, December 13, 2010

Jingle Belle 5K Saga

I wouldn't go so far as to say we have a winter wonderland here in Michigan, but the snow is falling. Fortunately, for the Redhead and a few of her friends, the snow waited until after the Jingle Belle 5K.

I had been under the impression that this was my first time spectating the Redhead, but she was kind enough to remind me that I did spectate her at the Boston 5K. True. But that was more just a I-just-happened-to-be-there spectate than an actual I made signs and such spectate. Moreover, after she was kind enough to be my number one superfan whilst she was injured, I wanted to return the favor and spectate right.

Which means, I got to make a few signs. And, because the Redhead was only running this 5K for fun, I knew she would be able to appreciate my signage while out on the course. I selected four spots to cheer her on, and made four signs for support.

Such things as "Sure, invite Belle, but no Elle?!?"* and "Use Those Sexy Getaway Sticks" were there to greet her (check out her post to see the other two signs, including a rather racy one). While on the course I shouted such encouraging things as "Santa loves sweaty runners!" And "This is probably enough to get off of the naughty list, well not you (selecting a random runner and pointing her out)!" And "Hurry up will you, I'm freezing my butt off out here."

After the race, I presented the Redhead and her friends with a victory bag containing a instant hand warmer, a pedicure set, and some Christmas chocolates. I was glad to be out there and support the Redhead like she has done for me so many times before.


What I'd like to do now is address an unsettling situation: the existence of a female only event without the existence of a male counterpart. Therefore, I have decided to organize my own 5K. I've helped on enough local race committees to know how to make this happen. And, I'm thinking the Christmas Blue Balls 5K will be an excellent male only event. Details of this event will be posted as the year progress, but I'm thinking huge. Maybe Old Spice, Car and Driver, and Maxim. I'm also going to have to get Chuck Norris to make a special appearance.**

* Yep, a Christmas pun.

** So, does anyone have an 'in' with Chuck?


tahoegirl said...

"I presented the Redhead and her friends with a victory bag containing a instant hand warmer, a pedicure set, and some Christmas chocolates."

That is just so darn thoughtful.

I bet all those ladies enjoyed your signs and cheers. :o)

Andrew Opala said...

So kind of you to cheer her on like that!

Morgan said...

Thank you so much for being the best darn spectator ever!!! I am so unbelievably lucky to have in-house support like that and it meant so much to know you were freezing your butt off out there for me even when I wasn't racing my brains out. Love you so much!!!

The Enthusiast said...

The Viper and I would travel to MI for a Blue Balls race. (Don't forget to hand out the Thermajock at the finish.)

I'll start working on my spectator signs now... ;-)

Katie A. said...

WOW! I thought I had the best running spectator hubbs, then you go and out do him with that nice little bag at the end! NICE WORK! I will def be telling him about this!

Detroit Runner said...

We have the weather for blue balls 5k right now! LOL.

kizzy said...

Wow...thats great! Keep it up..Good luck
--I prefer running without shoes. My toes didn't get cold. Besides, if I'm in front from the start, no one can step on them. ~Michelle Dekkers - saucony running shoes

B.o.B. said...

Invite Belle? I don't get it.

BTW, Captain said he would mail your batons this week. I made him promise. :)

WTG on being the bestest BF ever.

Sun Runner said...

A "Blue Balls" race is the best idea I've heard in years. Get on that immediately.

Adam said...

PLEASE host the blue balls race. PLEASE

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