Thursday, August 6, 2009

P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Things) Running Club

I want to introduce you to my old and new found running buddies. You need to be familiar with them because I will surely be referring to these hotties on a regular basis. Because of this, I better give you a back story...

A group of girls and I regularly attend a "Girl's Night" which we have coined the "PYT" group in honor of the now deceased King of Pop. For those of you who don't know what this stands for, you are not alone. I didn't either. Word of advice: Don't admit it. You will be the object of laughter and fun, much like I was. (Listen to the song, he spells it out for you.) It stands for Pretty Young Things. We, pretty young things, are a very eclectic group of girls consisting of married and unmarried women with or without kids who are in search of a much needed good time away from home with an excessive amount of estrogen and wine.

So at the last session, I... being the ever co-dependant pretty young thing that I am... make it my goal to recruit running buddies to join in my marathon quest. And on Saturday, August 1st, 2009: I succeeded!!

Allow me to introduce to you....


My dearest and longest friend in the Running Club, is a true runner. She runs about 6 miles a day and has done so for years. She actually won't be running the San Antonio R&R because she will be out of the country. Not only is she an avid runner, she is an avid traveler as well. She and her precious husband go on about 3 or 4 vacations a year. (They make me sick with envy.) I guess you can do this when you don't have any kids. Their travels will hopefully be cut short in the next couple of years when she gets knocked up. She will be running with us for moral support and will be helping us train in our process.

Here is a picture from Saturday night, we celebrated both of our birthdays during our PYT Party. Why the place was holding out on the cheese cake, I will never know!

Here we are at a wedding a couple years back. I just love her guts.

She is the beautiful brunette in the picture below. My newest friend in the running club. Oh how I love Carmen. She is a mother of 4. (Yes... I said 4.) God. Love. Her. She, perhaps, cherishes our PYT Parties a little more than the rest of us. Carmen is kicking my tail right now because she is not only breezing through 4 miles, but she, sometimes, is able to go to the gym twice a day! Oh, the perks of being a stay at home mom. (Though, with 4 kids, that may be a short list!)

I also want to introduce you to, Kristen. She is the gorgeous blondie in the picture below. (She has not officially joined my running recruitment, but I am working on her.) I have to introduce you to her simply because she is one of the funniest women I have ever met. She recently told us that she will be joining in our running quest, but she has chosen to take the path less traveled by, by skipping.

And last but certainly not least, Ashley!

Isn't she gorgeous?! She is, perhaps, my hero of the running club. Ashley has already completed a full marathon years ago. Someday I will show you the tattoo that she got after she completed it. It's awesome. We have been running together off and on for over a year. Like Carmen, she is leaving me in the dust because she is close to 4 miles right now. (I, unfortunately, am still at a little over 3 miles, by the way.) Ashley has officially decided to continue training after we complete our half, and join me in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in April 2010. Iloveheriloveheriloveher!

So there you have it. My sisters in running. We will, together, share and endure hours of sweat, dirt, pain, tears, and excessive amounts of ibuprofen. I am looking forward to every bit of it because soon we will all be svelte, rock hard beauties with blisters and joint problems. I can't wait!


  1. LOVE IT!!!! i am looking forward to going on this journey with you!!

  2. thanks for stopping by my blog!!! SO awesome you have a great group of girls to run with - its SO important i think :) i have that as well and dont know what i would do without them!! cant wait to follow your blog :)

  3. loveit,loveit,loveit....wish i could be a part of it!!! ok..ok..ok.. i will start soon as i get home from TN! hard start now, as all i packed is flops!! i love you and i am proud of you sweetie. i love the introductions today! keep up the good posts!

  4. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! I will be in San Antonio on 11/15 for the marathon too!! Good luck with training. Your blog is great!


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