Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wow. It's April. Kind of.

Well, it's been more than a few weeks since I last posted anything to our blog.  A lot has happened and a lot is happening in the next few weeks.

So, for the recap: 
We are coming off of a successful Four Courts Four, our inaugural St. Patty's Day four mile race.  Four Courts = four miles.  Makes sense to us. 

However, if your closest Irish relatives were born in the 1800s AND your ability to decipher foreign accents is limited to post-Evita interview snippets of Madonna AND you find yourself in planning meetings with three very Irish native sons (where they are drinking their native brew) . . . well, I can tell you practically NOTHING makes sense and you find yourself nodding like an idiot and trying to google on your iPhone the correct spelling for leprechaun.  And for the record, it was Robbie, Jimmy, and Dave's idea to have a leprechaun at an Irish race.  So, you folks at the Irish Embassy can lay off now with the cultural insensitivity.  My mom's maiden name is McDonald, my boy Robbie is from Waterford, and for God's sakes who DOESN'T like Billy Elliot? 

But I digress . . .

Most of you thought we were probably drinking when we designed the course but you all can blame the big runner upstairs for the rolling hills of Arlington County.  Or you can blame Four Courts for perching their pub at the top of Wilson Boulevard.  I blame Jimmy Faggen, Owner of Four Courts (not Irish, right?), and think he should give us all free Guinness as penance for his transgressions against us runners (wait, he did give us free Guinness . . .) 

To all who braved the rain, congrats.  To the 4C4 ladies who were still at the bar hours after the race (present company included, of course), you deserve a toast and maybe even one of those fancy mugs they have on the wall at Four Courts. For the record, here is a picture of the ladies in question.  I hope I see you at many a race because you ladies are downright fun. Thanks for the hug.

So, on to April and the Crystal Run 5K Fridays.  These races are so much fun I can hardly wait.  The crew at the Crystal City BID sure like to party (have you BEEN to the wine festival?!) and 5K Fridays are no different.  Don't forget your ID because in true Pacers fashion there will be adult beverages a-flowing after the race.  

And the leprechaun will be at the race again but dressed in his Pacers Racing Team blues. Feel free to play some tricks on him. 

Enjoy the weather and we'll see you at the races.

Your humble RD,
Kathy O'Dalby

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