Posted by: Sarah | April 2, 2009

Do you ever wonder what happens to the words that we send, do they bend, do they break from the flight that they take…

We stand in the pouring rain, waiting for tonight’s training to begin.  Coach Ramon, back from accompanying our spring season to Italy for the Rome Marathon, chides us over slacking while he was away for the past two weeks.  As we are waiting for him to go over our hill workout….

“So, one important announcement.  There has *kind of* been a mix-up between the NYC TNT Chapter office and the race organizers out in San Diego.  We sent in all the registration forms after recommitment last week, but it seems that somehow our team does NOT have any spots reserved for the race [panicked looks start to spread] and the race is already full.  If you were signed up for San Diego, you always have the option of switching to Anchorage or Lake Placid, but we ARE trying to get everything straightened out in time, so don’t worry too much, hopefully we can figure everything out [looks of confusion].  So for tonight’s hill training, we are going to be running Cat Hill.  What I want you to focus on..” 

He goes over the workout as everyone tries to process what he just said.  He shouts for us to head out, as Coach Christine asks if he doesn’t still have one more announcement.  Nope, he starts yelling at all of us to stop being cry-babies about the rain and pick up the pace.

Christine is the nice coach.  She loves us.  She tells us that we all fell for it…



  1. Hi Sarah,

    I just found your blog via Twitter. I am a many time TNT particpant at the Rocky Mountain Chapter in Colorado. That is a really funny story 🙂

  2. yeah, our coach is ridiculous 🙂

    what events have you done?

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