Saturday, November 04, 2006

pumpkin and costume answer

And the answer to the "which pumpkin is mine?" question:

Sara was right! You know me so well. But I wonder if it's because the pumpkin I carved in 2003 us suspiciously familiar:I wanted a scary pumpkin. But thanks for all of your guesses and kind reasons for why you thought a particular one was mine!

I marched in the NY Halloween parade on Tuesday in Greenwich Village, which was a lot of fun. I think 2003 might have been the last (and first) time I did it. I love seeing all the costumes, and was obsessed with a group of 15 or so people who all dressed as bananas. Here's a video:



And as for my costume, I was indeed a squid. My friend Julie's mom made this costume for her when she was in high school, and it's been making the rounds ever since.

And so now...it's the night before the marathon and I'm decompressing (not, as I mistakenly said earlier today, decomposing). I have butterflies--am both nervous and excited. I don't really doubt that I'll finish, but you never know what can happen. My left knee has been bothering me--popping. But I think I'll make it through.

I can't believe it's here! I think it'll be a big letdown afterwards, but I'll enjoy it while I can, and I'll enjoy my after party as well. Stay tuned for an update, I'll post on Monday at the latest--I'm taking the day off to relax and recover.

Oh, and the good news is that I've surpassed my fundraising goal, so thank you everyone for your support!

4 comments:

Libby Koponen said...

Lots of people will be rooting for you, including me....and it will be fascinating to read about your reactions in detail.

Gretchen Olson said...

I've been thinking of you ALL day! Checked on the marathon website and tried to find you around 2PM, PST... I'm tired just thinking of your amazing efforts. Hope it was a terrific experience! Enjoy the celebrations and knowing you reached one of your life goals!
Gretchen

saramoohead said...

Hiya! I hope the marathon went well, and I can't wait to read all about it. I'm proud to say that I guessed your pumpkin without looking at any pictures. Hooray! But I did have a picture for reference... which must be from 2002.

TS said...

Even though I was lying in bed trying to hold my brain inside my skull, I was thinking of you this morning. I'm so sorry I couldn't be there for you and Sarah to route you guys on, but I was there in spirit. You rock!! I can't wait for the update (after you recoup).
~T.S.