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Thank you Trent & Volunteers (Read 703 times)


Skooter 2.5

    It's only a day if you take over 7 hours, since you came in under, you made it a morning Wink

    Goals?

    purpleprincess


       Skootr I did make a day of it.

       

       

      But the monkeys were too tired to bother you, since they could pick on the faster runners!


      A Saucy Wench

        It's only a day if you take over 7 hours, since you came in under, you made it a morning Wink

        where the heck do you work and can I get those hours?

         

        10 hours is a day.  7 is merely the pre-meeting

        I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

         

        "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7


        A Dance with Monkeys

          You are welcome.


          And.

           

          Now I've been happy lately,
          thinking 'bout monkeys that did run
          And I believe it could be,
          something good has begun

          Oh I've been smiling lately,
          dreaming about the race that was run
          And I believe it could be,
          the weekend was quite some fun

          Cause out on the edge of the big park,
          there over groovy terrain
          Oh monkeys took those runners,
          came and took them around again

          Oh I've been smiling lately,
          dreaming about the race that was run
          And I believe it could be,
          the weekend was quite some fun

          Oh crazed monkeys flying up high
          Glide over the groovy terrain
          Come on now my monkeys
          Yes, groovy terrain flying higher

          Run on through the groovy terrain
          Hills and valleys, groovy terrain

          You had your pals together,
          You brought your good friends too
          The finish got much nearer,
          it soon came to be with you

          You finished and joined the party,
          it was not so far from you
          And once it got much nearer,
          soon you had some brew.

          Now I've been grinning lately,
          thinking about the race that was
          All the good people who came and ran,
          All the monkeys, I reminisce

          Cause out on the edge of the big park,
          there over groovy terrain
          Oh monkeys took those runners,
          came and took them around again

          Supercool Groovy Monkey finishers.

          Well, several days have passed, and I want to express how deeply thankful I am. And I am impressed. You came, you conquered and you hurt! You have made me proud.  You are far out super cool and groovy.

          My friends, I know many of you did not believe me when I promised you hills and hurt and pie.  Perhaps next time you will listen to me. But alas, I was delighted to see the course deliver on my promises to you.

          Many of you took pictures or had friends or family do so for you. If you would like me to put them on a shared website for others to see, please let me know. In addition, local photographer Elly Foster took loads of fabulous pics for your review and purchase. Check them out - http://www.ellyfosterphotography.com/

          As I say every year, please feel free to leave your honest comments for the world to see, over at marathonguide.com. Marathonguide has helped support this race over the years, and we appreciate it. Your comments will be a good way to warn other runners to heed the lesson you learned on Sunday. Namely, that running this marathon is foolish.
          http://www.marathonguide.com/races/racereview.cfm?MIDD=2539101121

          And, you know, since this was a race, you may want to see your results. Results are posted here, please let me know if you have questions about them: http://www.harpethhillsmarathon.com/ There was one unidentified runner; if it is you, please let me know.


          We have tentatively set November 20, 2011 for next year's Monkey. Registration will probably open on August 1, at (pay attention) 8:00 AM Central Daylight Time (no, not at midnight). Since you completed Groovy Monkey V, you will likely receive an invitation for an advance registration, since general registration will fill quickly. This invitation will be emailed to you, so make sure I know of any email changes.

          I have gathered quite a collection of lost and found items. If you are missing something and want it back, please let me know what you are missing and how to get it back to you. Otherwise, it will help keep somebody warm this Winter.

          Finally, and while words are not enough, I want to try again to articulate to you just how appreciative I am of the tremendous support this race receives from the community. In particular, the Nashville Striders and Diana Bibeau, Nick Ged, Loren Bardwell, Shawna Peace, Patrick Carrol (apologies if I did not call you out specifically, I am still exhausted) and all the great volunteers who really make this thing happen.  Awesome folks, those volunteers. Additional course support was provided by ACME Multisports, Athlete's House, Fleet Feet, the Gordon JCC and Team Nashville. And  Yazoo Brewery provided the fluids you enjoyed postrace. Please take a moment and go support these folks when you are in Nashville. And for all these gracious folks, I am Thankful on this eve of Thanksgiving.

          Anyhow, I am glad you could join us. Please, recover well. Eat loads this weekend. Get your rest and possibly go run a turkey race. But most importantly, run on hills.

          Take care and perhaps we'll see you next year.
          Trent

          Check out our supporters -

          Nashville Striders - http://www.nashvillestriders.com
          ACME Multisports - http://www.acmemultisports.com
          Athlete's House - http://www.athleteshouse.com
          Fleet Feet Nashville - http://www.fleetfeetnashville.com
          Team Nashville - http://www.teamnashvillesports.com

          GJCC - http://www.nashvillejcc.org
          John Minton Massage - http://www.johnmintonmassage.blogspot.com
          Practical Massage Therapy - http://www.practicalmassage.com/
          Yazoo Brewery - http://www.yazoobrew.com
          Elly Foster Photography - http://www.ellyfosterphotography.com/
          Hatch Show Prints - http://countrymusichalloffame.org/our-work/
          Matthew Allison Design - http://matthewallison.com/


          A Saucy Wench

            snifffffffffff   I'm off the mailing list.

            I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

             

            "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7


            A Dance with Monkeys

              There is one way to remedy that.

              xor


                This year (for 2010) some of us didn't get the early entry mail.  Bhearn and me, at least, perhaps others.

                 

                Could have been a mail merge gone awry... coulda been that I made Santa's naughty list.

                 

                Not sure.

                 

                No way Bhearn could make Santa's naughty list though.

                 


                A Dance with Monkeys

                  Coiuld have been a spam filter.  You are both on the early email list.

                   

                  Anyhow.  Something tells me that FOTs tend to get in.

                  R2E


                  "run" "to" "eat"

                    full of turkey?

                    i find the sunshine beckons me to open up the gate and dream and dream ~~robbie williams

                    xor


                      fat ol' turds!

                       


                      A Saucy Wench

                        I made the pie with the gingerbread and the orange peel and the chili powder.  Is that sucking up enough? 

                         

                        I'll show up for packet stuffing!

                        I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

                         

                        "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7


                        A Dance with Monkeys

                          How was the pie?

                           

                          And Ennay, you certainly fulfill criteria for FOT.  I am happy to repost the picture if need be.


                          A Saucy Wench

                            How was the pie?

                             

                            And Ennay, you certainly fulfill criteria for FOT.  I am happy to repost the picture if need be.

                            Oh...great... blackmail.

                             

                            The pie was excellent, but all my cowardly friends were afraid to try the crust except one.  "It looks weird"  Fools ate Libby's canned pumpkin pie in pillsbury pie crust while those of us in the know ate the good stuff.  Which means of course that I have a lot of pie leftover.  Breakfast!

                            I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

                             

                            "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7


                            A Dance with Monkeys

                              Looks weird.  Heh.

                               

                              I had a nice slice of my version this morning, then ran 10 miles.  Nice.


                              A Saucy Wench

                                heh.  Last night dd (aka the pickiest eater on the planet) got a piece of the generic pie at dinner.  I'm not sure why, except I was thinking I might have over done the chili powder.  She didnt like it.  Today she had a HUGE piece of the real stuff.  She is a fan of the gingerbread crust.

                                I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

                                 

                                "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7

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