10K on the 10th of May….
No, he is not my brother, neighbor or boyfriend. What he is, is my running pacer! Forgive me for i do not know exactly what the job of the pacer is but i have some ideas.
He/she is somebody who pushes you to finish what you started.
He/she keeps a constant pace that you must follow
He/she cracks some jokes to make you giggle
He/she hands you water/gatorade/beer along the way
He/she talks about politics and when he/she sees that you are frowning changes subject fast!
He/she does not allow you to stop at any time during said run.
He/she comments on your fully matching and coordinated outfit.
He/she makes sure you cross the finish line!!!
And last but most important
He/she makes sure there are bagels with creamcheese and some herbal coffee to partake in after the run. Yes, i did say herbal coffee! Check it out here.
Is this right? Did i hit on some key things that a pacer does? Hope so! My pacer’s name is cool dude. I figured since i am cool dudette i need a cool dude in my corner. I just hope he decides to change his outfit for our run. His package needs to be more contained IMHO.
So, this coming Saturday May 10th 2008 i will run a 10K. Thats really it. It’s that easy. And it is easy. Isn’t it?
Hey, today i was out running. I stopped at the end to talk to my mentor and saw a woman who picks up the trash on the boards. She looks and screams out….YO, is that you??? I look at her and she’s all like what happened to your butt??? You look so skinny, your legs look like twigs, last time i saw you, you were fat, YO, like what up girlfriend? I could only smile and start my run back home!