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My real life is a lot like THS (True Hollywood Story) except there's no fame, fortune, or drug addiction. Instead, I'm happily married, have two children, and a dog who's prone to barfing at 3 am. I love them all, but I also have to run away from them every day. I always run back, though.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Post #652

I know that most people make a big deal of round numbered accomplishments, and some simply like round numbers. Me? Eh, I'm not much of a numbers person. I don't keep tally of my weekly, monthly, or yearly mileage (although, I am aware on a week to week basis of how much I've run, I just don't record it). I don't wear my Garmin, or a watch, or a homing device, so I only know time when I race. I don't do track repeats (numbers with an "X" are even more intimidating than plain numbers), and I have no idea what my heart rate is (resting or otherwise). So, when I do slow down and take note of numbers, they are often not "round." Thus, post #652.

In order to commemorate this post, and the more than 2 years worth of events, I thought I would take a page from Vanilla and present to you a "best of" post; therefore, below are some of the highlights from this habitual running and the life that goes along with it. They are in no particular order. Enjoy!

The First Post: This was the beginning of both my blogging and my running; you'll note that not a lot has changed in 2 years.

The "I Pooped Myself Post": Probably one of my most infamous incidents and posts. This one endeared me to many readers, but what was most surprising was how many of you could relate.

The Marathon Post: My triumph of Disney. Take that Mickey! I totally kicked your ass!

The 5K PR Post: One of my best running moments and the reason I *heart* Turkey Trots.

The Barf Post: This has been an issue that has plagued my running both during and after running. I guess I have a sensitive stomach, yo.

The "I Fell Down" Post: I have fallen down many times in my life, and twice while running, but this crash was the worst.

The "Before I Actually Pooped Myself, I Had Some Close Calls" Post: My little lead-in kinda says it all, right?

The Scooter Post: When we got our dog, Scooter. He was the. cutest. puppy. ever. period.

The Wedding Post: Yes, I had time to post on the morning of my wedding. For the only posted picture, you can read this post.

The Bachelorette Post: If you think I'm the sort of gal to puke in a limo and dance on stage with male strippers, well then, you'd be right. I am just that sort of gal.

The Wilma Post: With so much attention on Katrina (and rightfully so), little was noted about Hurricane Wilma, which caused millions in damage to our area, and was the worst hurricane experience we have had: hubby and I were without electricity for 14 days.

The Bug-Booger Post: I don't know how many times this has happened to me since, but back then, it was all new.

And lastly, I leave you with classic Jess: The Drunk Post: While I'd like to say that this was singular in its appearance, I would be lying if I did. My archives are filled with drunken posts such as this.

So, that's it for now, folks. Feel free to browse the archives and read the other 651 posts that are in there, if you so desire. And hey, if you recall any other post or incident that I wrote about that you found particularly funny/touching/aggravating, go ahead and share!


Wes said...

The short time I've been reading your blog, you've been a blast :-)

teacherwoman said...

Ahhh, I remember a lot of those posts. Keep up the great work, Jess!

Marcy said...

OMG I have so much to catch up on!! There's A LOT there that is must read!!! I always love reading your blog. Anyone who can openly admit the "poo incident" totally kicks ass in my book!

ws said...

thank you for facilitating my lurking...now I don't have the fumble through the archives for good reading!

brunettechicagogal said...

Of course, the Poop Post is my favorite. But it was nice to read through some of these that I missed because I wasn't hooked into your blog yet. You looked so great on your wedding day!

Firefly's Running said...

Great post, Jess!

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Jes said...

Jess, I believe I found your site through Half-Fast a few days ago, and I have been enjoying reading your blogs.

The "Dinner Date Turned Disaster" blog literally made me laugh out loud until my abs were sore, and I nearly peed my pants! I think you are my hero just for telling that story! Thank you!

As far as the Disney Marathon... I dream of running that one year! And I am pretty sure I was at Disney that same day (not running).

And the blogs about the bug up your nose and the drunken post... again, nearly wet myself. So funny!

I have lots of catch-up reading to do, but please keep up the excellent writing!

Have a great week!


Neese said...

I will have to do some reading I wasn't around for marriage and scooter!! so many big events in one 652 blog posts period!

Tom said...

Since you've given us the hall of fame/shame posts, now I'll re-read them all. Congrats and thanks for 652 posts!

CollegeGirl said...

I hate not having internet access for days -I get so behind reading blogs! But even though I've only been reading yours for a short while, I'm addicted!!

Mary Gee said...

This is my first visit to your blog. I will come back when I have time to read every one of those posts. I read one (guess which one...) and I love your candor and humor!

L*I*S*A said...

I must admit, I laughed out loud at some of those posts. I think you should write a book. :)

Krista said...

Oh, this is hilarious! This is why blogging is so fun - it turns into a little journal. Did you even remember half this stuff happened before you went back through the archives? Fun post.

Vanilla said...

I'm going to spend some time going through these and reading them. Wow 652. It makes my total seem so inconsequential.

justjunebug said...

i am SO going to have to make the time to read all of these.

i heart you Jess.

David said...

What a fantastic wedding photo. You looked really beautiful that day. Er, wait...not that you don't normally...uh, I mean...because you were dressed up, and, uh...hair done...um, you looked the same but different. Is that okay? Geez, I never know how to say it in a way that isn't wrong to the ladiez. It's a very nice photo of you. Is that good?

I look forward to 562 more funny, insightful, interesting, drunken, and poo-rific posts from you!

miss petite america said...

ah, memories! the first i clicked on was the wedding one though because for as long as i've been reading your blog you've been married and with scooter.

i have a lot of reading to do!

Mendy said...

Jess! I love your blog and I know every time I come here, I'll laugh at something you're wrote! This post gave me the opportunity to get to know you more. Thanks! You are such a hoot!

David's right! You looked beautiful in your wedding pics. I love seeing ladies wedding pictures!

scott keeps running said...

i laughed. i cried. i questioned my own existence. your posts are very moving. i'll take a day off work next week and go back and read them all.

Just12Finish said...

I've been off the blogs for a couple of weeks and I come back to this. Now I'm a few years behind on my reading ...