, poppy! I am shocked that I really haven't had any marathon anxiety dreams yet, but there's still time. Of course, I think I may have had one before I even signed up, but I don't remember it now.
I am soooo tired. Chances of me making it to midnight? Slim to none. And my dear friend that I'm running 12 with tomorrow wants to run at 8. AM. On New Years Day. I think she's trying to kill me. Not to mention that I'm supposed to maintain her pace (10 min/mile) for it, and I think I probably did a couple too many bump runs today for that to happen.
Skiing was fun, just kind of
. It was single digits for most of the day, luckily no wind though. I hadn't seen the friend that I skied with in over a year, I don't think, so it was really nice to catch up with him. He's actually a mutual friend of XH's, almost more X's friend than mine, but he's done his best to remain pretty neutral and maintain friendships with both of us. Although, he's told me on more than one occasion that he thinks XH is an idiot.
A couple of very interesting/random things that I learned today...first, from the friend I skied with (let's call him K). Some of you may remember me complaining about XH's friend that I felt really encouraged him to cheat and to pursue his feelings for X's now-girlfriend...well, (can't remember if I mentioned this here or not), I found out a couple of months ago that this friend (A) and his wife had gotten divorced. I didn't know any of the story and was kind of dying of curiosity, but didn't want to ask XH. K is also friends with A (they all used to work together, actually), and so I asked him to give me the low-down today. Turns out...A pretty much did the exact same thing X did. Met a woman on the project that he was working on and left his wife and daughter for her. At least she had the courtesy to wait until after they were officially divorced to move here and buy a house (which A is now living in with her). Can you believe that?
Random thing #2...this is convoluted, but hopefully I can explain it...got an email this afternoon from C (formerly known as "the boy"). He went on a group training run this morning that turned out to be with my friend Sonja (aka super-stud triathlete). How did he end up there? Sonja's friend (who I know, but am not overly close to, who is also running AZ) invited him after running into him at a Christmas party a few weeks ago, after they got talking about tris and running and all that stuff. Turns out that she used to work with C's *wife*! He realized after the run that Sonja was my friend that I had told him all about. Even more random, they totally ran into the group of friends that I was supposed to run with this morning but bailed on in favor of skiing, so had I not bailed, I would have run into them, too. Of course, immediately after reading his email, I called Sonja (who knows the majority of the story) and told her who she was running with and she was like...THAT WAS *HIM*?!? So, she promised to call Michelle and find out any info on that end and let me know.
Not that I really care that much since we really are just friends now, and my guess is that things are much improved with the wife, but being the insanely nosy person that I am...
So, anyway, I know that was a lot of initials and a lot of backstory that you have to know to understand those stories, but I know that at least some of you will understand and appreciate it!