Saturday, December 01, 2007

Saturday in Las Vegas

So, there I was: 9:45 am on a Saturday, and I'm standing in the middle of the street...

...dancing the Majarena... a Santa Suit...

..among people who are similarly dressed...

...many of whom are drinking beer or bloody marys...

...and then we are led to the start line by Sigfield and Roy riding in a Smart Car....

...Only Vegas, baby!

Wait, let me back up. So, we arrived yesterday and immediately headed for Santa Suit and packet pickup for the Las Vegas Marathon. They had a pretty good expo going on, so we mosied about. I picked up a great running jacket (brooks) and then, I saw a woman, talking on her phone, holding a clear shopping bag, with a brand new pair of Injinji socks in it.


be still my HEART,

I started leaning over and pointing to her bag frantically and making what I hoped was a "where is that?" sign - I don't know ASL, so I'm just guessing - where upon Miss THANG pointedly looked ignored and turned away from me and HEY, just as an ASIDE here, if you're ever out in public talking on your cell phone, I will not give you the privacy you crave. Because, after all, you are OUT. In. PUBLIC. TALKING on your cell phone

I eventually found my way, however, and there it was--the Injinji booth. (If I'd KNOWN there would be an alter to sexy toe goodness I would have brought some sort of OFFERING.) I confess; I GUSHED to the people in the booth about how much I loved my sexy toe socks and how I told everyone about their sexy toe goodness, that the woman actually GAVE me a pair of Injinji socks.


So anyway, all the free stuff from the expo and the packet is shown here.

We're staying at Johnny -Tri's condo and we're honored to have a very special roommate - there he stands, in the corner, staring straight at the bed, admit it,
haven't you always wanted to DO IT with John Paul staring at you?

(I'll leave it to you to contact JT and ask him about the story behind this special little bit of His Holiness kitzch.)

Today, of course, was the Great Santa Run. At last count, there was 7800 signed up to run and our closest competitors are Glasgow and some other city in Great Britain, but I'd like to step forward and say with pride that HEY, we may be far from the top in math and science in the world but when it comes to sheer SILLINESS, well,

There were skinny santas. Large santas. Old, young, and even doggie santas. He and she santas.

I ran about a 10:40 pace, slower than I would have liked, but I didn't want to all out sprint with the marathon coming up tomorrow.

Tonight: the special Running Elvi pre-race all-you-can-eat pasta dinner.



  1. those sunglasses are very cool but we still know it's you!
    Good luck in the marathon Priscilla :)

  2. How cool is that? What a fun race!
    You should have gotten more than one pair of free socks - you ARE the biggest Injinji supporter I know of!

  3. It is so awesome to do Santa and Elvis in the same weekend!!!

    Enjoy the marathon.

  4. Soooooooo funny! Looks like a blast! Have fun tomorrow as Elvi +. Can't wait for a photo blog of that too!

    Will you be fueling with fried PB and Banana sammiches?!

  5. It looks fun! I wish we had a Santa Run here!

    Good luck in the marathon tomorrow!

  6. ok for the record, Your Holyness is truly that, it's Pope John Paul, so no freakn business in front of him or your are surely asking for troble..

    I am so jealous, I didnt sign up to run as Elvis with the Outlaws, but next year, watch out!!

    Who's in with me??


  7. Crazy fun...only in Vegas! Glad you are sharing it with us!

  8. Thought of youguys when I heard Christmas songs yesterday--looks like a lot of fun.
    Have a great Elvi run :)

  9. hehehehehehe Only in Vegas
    Baboo is looking too little to be clyde now.

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  11. Hey, Like your blog. Just wanted to let you know I'm starting a Yahoo! group for big girls who do triathlons. You can join by going to my blog and clicking the join button. I am now the only member, and I'd like to see lots more!

  12. Suhweet!
    What a great swag bag!
    Looks like you had a great time. How did Baboos calf hold up?


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