Holy crap...I can't believe I forgot to include this in the earlier post, but I HAD AN RBF MEET-UP this past weekend! They are so much fun!!!
At any rate, Troy and I met Jim aka Eagle Point Runner last Sunday morning for breakfast at Cracker Barrell. He was passing through (with a friend) on his way back to Birmingham and we have tried several times to do the meet-up thing, and alas! this time we were successful.
I've seen his pics on his blog, and now after meeting him in person I think he looks just like the person on his blog, but when we first met I didn't think so...not so much. It's weird. He said the same thing on his blog, even though I didn't know what he looked like, I could have picked him out of anyone that walked up, but he still looked different than his blog. That makes absolutely no sense, so I'll just move on with the story.
It was a fun, fast hour filled with chatting and eating. Troy and I had to get to church and they had to get back on the road. Wish it could have been longer! Next time! It was funny because Troy and Jim's friend starting chatting right off the bat about work, golf, etc. And then finally (I think at the same time) Jim and i completely changed the subject to running...guess that's how addicts do it! It was a lot of fun getting to know each other, although I felt like I had known him for quite some time now! It wasn't until after we left that I realized that it was just about a year ago when I started reading his blog and the tradegy that was going on his life, and for a second it made me sad that I hadn't even thought to see how he was hanging in there during the holidays. Bad friend :( At any rate, I know that he has a great friend now, and so I'm sure that made the holidays great!
Anyway, it was fun and I can't wait to do it again. He gave us a great invite to come to Birmingham and run the Mercedes Half, but I don't think we're going to be able to make it. I'm TDY most of the month of February and with school I just think I might be cutting myself short. Troy and I have decided to definitely plan on next year though!