4/13/2011

The odd couple

Don't you just love meeting up with running buddies - post marathon? Well, I do! :) Wendy and I met during last year's Swiss Alpine Marathon and have stayed in touch since that 'shared moment of pain'. ;) Last Sunday we both ran the Paris Marathon and both loved every minute of it. And met up for a beer afterwards. :) It took a bit of a struggle finding each other, but after some missed calls, texts and 'I'm in front of...can you spot me?', it did all work out fine. :)

Wendy is mega-speedy. She has a 1:43 half marathon PR. As for me...I can only dream of a 1:43 half marathon PR. If it weren't for her being so nice, I would have been ignoring the heck out of her. Ha! ;)


Oh yeah, I'm a giant. It stays unnoticed when in the (tall people) Netherlands, but being in France makes me feel like a freak of nature.



Aren't those the best Finisher's shirts ever?


Another plus about Wendy (she is incredibly nice!): she took this photo of me...and made me look non-freakish in it. That's a first! ;)

Please tell me about your favorite running buddy meet-up!

10 comments:

Morgan said...

OMG I love those shirts!!! How fun you got to meet up with a running buddy post-race!

I have met a great many people through running/blogging but my favorite post-race meetup will always be hugging BoB after Gasparilla where we both scored maja PR's. A friend snapped a pic of it and it makes me so happy every time I see it.

Zaneta said...

love the shirts! (jealous!) ;)

Beth said...

Excellent pictures! Its so fun to meet up with other runners at these events!

giraffy said...

I LOL'ed about you being a giant. #1 told me last night that the Dutch are the tallest nation in Europe... then said I must be an anomoly, since I'm short (I'm Dutch).

She thinks she's funny.

Great pictures, I love meeting other bloggers!

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Giraffy: You're Dutch? Why did I not know that! :)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Morgan: Yep, that PR of yours: I want it! :) ;)

Char said...

So how tall are you? I too run with shorties and feel like an Amazon woman.

Love the shirt!

RunningRonald said...

deze shirts zijn idd wel heeeeel cool!

Jana from Running Vegetarian said...

I met up with a running friend last October. We both ran our first half marathon together. It is in the town I live in. She plans to come up again this year and do the race.

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Char: I'm only 5'9". I'm really not that tall. Especially for a Dutch girl. :)