Good Luck and Good News!

Good luck to everyone running the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday, October 7!


A little memory from last year…

We will be thinking of you from the other side of the world.
Coincidentally, Shawn and I both received an e-mail at 6:00pm TODAY that looked something like this…

“Dear Sir or Madam – Congratulations! You have been selected to run the 2008 Tokyo Marathon…”


We are very excited and surprised to (both) get accepted into the race!

Know why?

Total Number of Applicants: 130,062
Available Spots: 25,000

I wonder if they rigged it to allow the foreigners to get in!?

Below is a photo from the 2007 race. This guy must be from Wisconsin? 🙂 Maybe we’ll have Shawn dress up like this to represent the pride of his home state!


Photo courtesy of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government website.

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8 Responses to “Good Luck and Good News!”

  1. Shelley P Says:

    Congratulations Beth-I’m so glad you both got in and can experience the marathon together!!!!

  2. Renee Tadych Says:

    Congratulations to both of you! What an honor

  3. Jen Says:

    Congrats!! I’ll tell you what…I will drive in the little, tiny car and cheer you on. Remember, bring your disposable cam on your run ; )…

  4. Erin Says:

    Congrats…should be an exciting experience.

  5. Patrick Says:

    Beth, Because we’ve been so busy keeping this house absolutely spotless, this is the first chance that we’ve had to look at the blog in detail. Very nice architectural pictures. The shot with Shawn standing next to the dummy: he used to do stuff like that back in eigth grade before we got him on med’s., tell him to behave or we’ll send over a collar that Louis isn’t using that you can use to control him with. I hope you’re starting to feel comfortable, let me know if you need anything.

  6. Turner Says:

    Maybe they did favor foreigners to make it more international… I’ll see you out there.

  7. Beth Says:

    Bring back the med’s. There are more photos like that!

    Hmmm…Seeing “Louis” and “house absolutely spotless” mentioned in the same comment has me suspicious… 🙂

    Hello to the fellow marathon runner!

  8. Ginger and Joe Says:

    Yes! They must have needed a couple of superstar blondes from the US! Keep us updated!

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