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JASR story, and the first Spring OUTDOOR bike ride

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Got my bike out for the first time this morning. I went just over 8 miles, as the sun was rising. Beautiful morning - a little chilly at -7C, but with no wind.

SP_COACH_NANCY wrote up her blog on our JASR weekend:

What she fails to mention, is that she didn't find any money on her JASR race. NONE! However, I had found thirty cents under the melting snow on the last walk I had at home before leaving for Pittsburgh. I gave that to her before the race started. And Trish found a dime in the parking lot, and gave that to her when the race was over. So she won't be going home empty-handed.

And we had this little game going on as Saturday night got late. It was called "Last Man Standing", and would be the person who was last to give up the party. I was well in the running as the hours ticked past, but I really had a two hour head start due to the time change. When the last of us trickled into the elevator, I wanted to stay back to be the last one out of the lobby. But then I thought of how Kirsten hadn't slept since Friday, being that she drove all night on Friday night to get to JASR to walk the race with me. She was most deserving of "Last Man Standing", and I easily went into the elevator ahead of her.
emoticon Kirsten - you win this one!!!

But before we could go to bed, we had one more little job to do.

Remember how Coach Nancy hadn't found any coins on her own?

We couldn't let her head back to Texas without finding any, so we put our collective coin collections together, and made a trail from her room to the elevator.

I truly think it hilarious, that the members of the "Last Man Standing" were on their hands and knees in the hallway of a hotel.

The coins started from her hotel room door, and ended with an arrow pointing to a note written on the back of a cigarette package, saying "Coach Nancy, you are loved".

So true.

This was only one of the fun times that we shared this past weekend. I had to grab my camera and take some shots of this to help me relive it! I literally was shaking from giggling so much .... while trying desparately not to wake anyone up while giggling in the halls in the middle of the night.

So much fun!

I kept waking up in the night, wondering if the money would still be there in the early morning. I wasn't going to see Nancy again before she left, but I wanted her to at least think of me as she was leaving. With all the Canadian coins, hopefully I crossed her mind!

No idea as to the amount we added to her jar - but what a fun memory I now have. Thanks to my partners in crime for helping me with this special memory.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DEEJ4FITNESS 4/15/2012 10:00AM

    LOL if only you could have seen the look on her face when we headed out the door that EARLIER THAN EARLY morning... I have NO CLUE how you kept from waking us... LOL and as you can suspect, she immediately began photographing the money... took my sleepy head a few secs to figure out what all this was about and then we wondered who, among all our incredible friends would have done this... I'm sure when she found the Canadian coin she laughed (and cried) yet again...

What a clever idea and one among so many fun memories of our weekend!

Thank you Judi for making life so fun :) I love you!!

and p.s. thanks for sharing the pics!! Love seeing the identity of your PARTNERS IN CRIME!!!

Comment edited on: 4/15/2012 10:02:39 AM

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WONDERMARG 4/6/2012 9:59PM

    It sounds like a fun time. Congrats on getting in a bike ride, too.

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ACTIVE_AT_60 4/5/2012 7:08PM

    Poor Coach Nancy. You were mean to her ROFL

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GIANNA345 4/5/2012 10:39AM

    That's great! It doesn't look like Nancy has read this yet. That should be fun to watch. It was great being there with you. Lots of fun.

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BOBBYD31 4/4/2012 9:27PM

    that was too funny, needed a video cam set up when she came out of the room

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MCCOURTT 4/4/2012 7:07PM

    I heard you guys were giving out money that night, soo funny :-)

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MIAMIA7 4/4/2012 6:54PM funny! I sure wish we could have gotten a picture of her face when she opened the door! By the are amazing! I am so glad to have finally met you *in person*!
Hugs, hugs, hugs!

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VALERIEMAHA 4/4/2012 4:53PM

    WOW...just WOW!!! Thanks...great trip...great story!

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GOEGIRL 4/4/2012 1:51PM

    Oh my, that WAS fun! I felt like a teen-ager again with you crazy ladies! I'm SO sorry to MCCOURT, whom we did awaken (oops) - thanks for not coming out to yell at us. We TRIED to be quiet. :o) And Nancy, sorry we couldn't find anything more appropriate to write to you on. I would have preferred monogrammed stationary, but, you have to work with what you've got.

Thanks for the giggles and the memories, Judi.

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2WHEELER 4/4/2012 12:43PM

    emoticon What a great idea! Such a fun-loving group.

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BAM0827 4/4/2012 11:41AM

    Brilliant and fun!

I had thought about dropping coins on the course for Nancy to pick up but then thought she's a lot faster than I am so that wouldn't work. Had I thought about it some more, I was doing the 8.1 and she was doing the HM - so it would have worked.

Your idea is much better and more fun. I can see your laughter in doing it and Nancy's smiles when she opened her door!

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MSANITAL 4/4/2012 10:47AM

    I am so glad you had so much fun.. such an inspiring blog.. and way to go on the bike ride this morning.. before you know you will be doing a century ride with me..

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TORTUETOO 4/4/2012 10:15AM

    Hah! You guys are too funny - and so sweet. emoticon

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MJK0430 4/4/2012 10:11AM

    So much fun!!! What a great weekend you all had!

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MGJARVI 4/4/2012 9:43AM

    That was PURE GENIUS! LOL, too funny!!

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    Love the pics..and YAY on an outdoor bike ride!!!!

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DREBENEZER 4/4/2012 9:10AM

    Sounds like an awesome weekend. Memories to last a lifetime!

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JMERLAU 4/4/2012 9:10AM

    SO AWESOME of you guys to do that!!

Nancy is a special person and the world is a better place because she is here.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 4/4/2012 9:08AM

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SP_COACH_NANCY 4/4/2012 9:03AM

  Oh my goodness! I am laughing and of course crying...y'all have no clue how much I needed this weekend and to end on a note of love, well, I just love you all. I added $2.04 to my collection and I will FOREVER keep my little fact it's in my office on my wall of inspiration! Love you all!!!

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LAURELSPARK 4/4/2012 8:40AM

    I saw that blog yesterday. Looks like a great time!

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MIRAGE727 4/4/2012 7:39AM

    There are too many openings here but I will leave well enough alone! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time! This is what I'm talking about when I say to enjoy and have fun on the journey. Obviously, y'all have mastered that!

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JONAHSADIE 4/4/2012 6:59AM

    That was a lot of fun! I am glad I got to help out!

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KELPIE57 4/4/2012 2:43AM

    Sounds so much fun!

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SNOWSNAKE 4/4/2012 12:54AM

    emoticon Oh my goodness, after reading that blog...I say see you at JASR 2013!! Absolutely. ***SNOW***

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SNOWSNAKE 4/4/2012 12:16AM

    OMG! that is hilarious! The world is in trouble if you and I ever pair up!! Im always full of mischief, just ask Maui ! I am so glad you guys had a ball~~***SNOW***

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JEN-LOVES-LIFE 4/4/2012 12:05AM

    That is awesome! I slid some coins under her door. I thought about leaving a trail, but did not know if someone would get them. Glad you waited up and checked on it throughout the night. It was a fun weekend and I am glad that I met you.

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LYNNANN43 4/3/2012 11:41PM

    So, THAT's the money story, Eh?! emoticon

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