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Oct 10, 2012 ~ something you never wanna hear

My big brother is insanely awesome. He’s smart, funny, he has the cutest kid in the universe (wondernephew, Benjamin). But he is NOT the world’s best motivator. He’ll admit that…

HIM:  Soooo, Sis – are you nervous about running the New York City Marathon?

ME:  Not really. I don’t care how fast I go, as long as I finish.

HIM:  Ya know, people DIE in that race like every year…

ME:  haha WHAT?!

My sister-in-law Sara (his wife) looked at him like ‘did you seriously just say that’? He caught himself immediately and was like “I mean, YOU probably won’t die…. Cuz you’re in really good shape! But I wouldn’t do it. Cuz, ya know….people die…… (looks at Sara & I)...   sorry – I’m not a good motivator.”

We all laughed hysterically. No kidding. I love moments like these, because instead of making me scared, that actually reassured me. I thought: well I’m not gonna die. So I’m already ahead of some people. I was worried about being slow, but now I’m an overachiever if I just stay alive! YAY! I can do that. I think.

By the way, if anyone has suggestions for my marathon playlist, I’m interested to hear thoughts! I have about three hours worth of music already on the Ipod but I’ll need a couple more hours just to be safe. What song gets you fired up? I’ll probably throw it on there. Unless it’s “Don’t Fear The Reaper”.  Dude, that’s sick.

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Topics : Human Interest
Locations : New York City
People : BenjaminSara

10/10/2012 11:12AM
Oct 10, 2012 ~ what you never wanna hear before a race
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10/10/2012 11:38AM
I'd be less afraid of dying and more afraid of pooping myself! Becuse people do that during marathons! ANd this
10/10/2012 11:40AM
you probably won't die.. maybe not, but somebody has to
95% chance you won't die ... playlist? SLAYER, NIN, Skrillex, The Mars Volta, Portishead, Bassnectar, Gorillaz, Deadmau5.. want specific songs?
10/10/2012 11:42AM
two best comments EVER
Wow. Love the music suggestions! And LOVE the "don't poop yourself" suggestion! Good advice all around! Hahaha!! ~Lissa
10/10/2012 9:23PM
Not sure it's a big a problem for women as it is for men, but I learned the hard way running long distances...PROTECT THE NIPPLES! And don't be SHOCKED if you pass a dude w/ bleeding tatas. Carry on. ~Rock
10/22/2012 2:42PM
Just play Dance mix USA Vol 2 from 1994 and the Rocky 4 soundtrack and you'll be pumped and primed to go! Good Luck!
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