Feet of a Runner


Are these the feet of a runner? No, my friends… no they are not. They are the feet of a woman who tossed her run in favor of getting a pedicure and a manicure so she could look fabulous for a party. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let me tell you about my exhausting graduation weekend and where it lead.

Thursday night I had one last opportunity to put together what is known as a memory board for my kid. The memory board is a collage of photos to highlight the graduate’s life. This was my 3rd such board and although I had been collecting pictures for the last 2 years I managed to put off actually creating this masterpiece until about 10 PM of the very last possible night. It took me until 2:30 AM and because I had to both work and finish pulling together my part of the all night grad party on Friday I got about 4 hours of sleep. Good going!

Friday I got up early, prepped for a meeting, had a pre-meeting phone call. Had the teleconference and the BAM! It was off to the races. I went to school, finished getting my area (Crafts) ready, ran around some more and then came home to get ready for graduation. It was windy and freezing cold during the ceremony but I HAD to wear the same sun dress I wore to both of the older kid’s graduations and so I sat their shivering to death while 390 kids got their diplomas. The end result was this:

A young scholar and her proud Mama

For our next mother daughter act we headed to the All Night party where I intended to train others to manage the crafts area and then go home and sleep SEVERAL hours before coming back in the morning to clean up – but no. Business was brisk, the venue was a hit and I stayed until about 1:30, went home, crashed, got up at 3:15 and returned to finish out the night and then clean up. Got home at 7:30 and went to bed until about 1:30.

I had every intention of getting up and running 10 miles but I was so shot. I lolly gagged around the house and then started trying on outfits to figure out what to wear to the very swanky party a friend’s Dad gave to honor his graduating daughter and 10 of her friends. Once I figured out what to wear I decided that I MUST get my nails done and so with a heart heavy with guilt I headed to the nail salon instead of the trail. Oh sigh….

The party was fabulous though and darling – is always better to look good than to feel good, right? I hobnobbed and ate and drank and danced until about midnight and finally decided that as much as I wanted to stay and dance some more it was time to come home and get some sleep. Today I had to get up early enough to make it to a brunch a friend gave in celebration of the end of the school year. After brunch I came home and went back to bed, of course so no run today.

I guess that whole ‘miles to go before I sleep ‘ thing just doesn’t work for me. I needed sleep so I got some and now I have a lot of miles to make up. Why I’m up writing a blog entry now is a bit of a mystery but I guess I just didn’t want to get behind on anything else. Tomorrow I’m going to run some ‘junk’ miles just to get my legs going again and then Tuesday I’m going to start the ‘No Junk Miles’ plan I wrote about. Training is good and clearly I need discipline or I just turn in to a party animal.

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11 Responses to Feet of a Runner

  1. Susan says:

    Look at those beautiful women! With beautiful feet. Congrats to your daughter. And to you, you must be very proud.

  2. WADDLER26.2 says:

    Congradulations. You and your daughter look beautiful. My daughter is a sophomore and hope we look as happy as you two do!

  3. Juls says:

    Congratulations. It is fabulous that you are such a proud Mom. Running can wait; you have your priorities straight. The 1st of my (blood-related) son’s is graduating from Middle School today. In four quick years I’ll be in your shoes.

  4. Jessica says:

    First of all, good for you for ditching the run to treat yourself to a pedicure….secondly, you and your daughter are GORGEOUS!!

  5. jeanne says:

    (There must be a foot p0rn virus going around…everyone is now posting photos of their feet! And to think I started it…) I think you have your priorities very much in order. You both look terrific and very very happy. Congrats! What a wonderful end and a wonderful start.

  6. Running Rabbit says:

    Great feet! Don’t you love getting pedicures and manicures?? It’s so nice to pamper yourself every now and then! Good for you!

  7. Eric says:

    Congratulations. We all know where your daughter gets her good looks from, that young lady standing next to her.You must keep the feet happy. They are what get you to the finish line.

  8. Amy says:

    That’s funny…about the 5th set of feet I’ve looked at today. But, I must admit your’s are definitely the prettiest (sorry Jeanne!) Congrats to your daughter!

  9. Running by.... says:

    Congrats to you and your daughter. You both look BEA-U-TI-FUL!

  10. GraceD says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous women, the both of you! And, the pedicure rocks.Congratulations, Pamela! You raised a great kid.

  11. Dori says:

    You look stunning!

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