3.12.2012

"Nerrrrrrvy"

My brother has a dog named Mel Gibson.
This is Mel Gibson. He's part greyhound, part german shepherd, 100% awkward.
He's a pretty funny dog, and loves my brother. Every time Mel gets nervous (as dogs are wont to do) my brother yells at him "OH MEL YOU'RE SO NERRRRRRRRRRVYYYYYYYYYYY" and Mel perks up, runs over to my brother, and goes nuts, completely forgetting what it was that had him concerned.

I realize this story has no point other than to explain the title of this entry, but every time I get nervous, I think of Mel, getting all NERRRVYYY and it makes me feel better. Also, I realized that people like blogs with weirdo dogs, and it doesn't get much better than a dog named Mel Gibson, does it? 

And now for something completely different: 
If you've seen this, you just earned 10 points.
I have the NYC half coming up on Sunday. I'm psyched. I'm nervous. I'm hoping I stretch as much as I need to this week. I'm also turning 27 on Monday, so if anyone wants to make happy birthday signs and/or get me flowers and balloons and make a big deal about my birthday at the race finish, please feel free. I've got a great goal in mind, and I am starting to get antsy to get out and race. It clearly shows, as this is quite possibly the worst blog post I've ever written. Oh well. 

Send me good race vibes! And good school vibes, so I can make it through the week without losing my mind.


20 comments:

  1. Sending good race vibes! People tell me that runners should drink lots of water the week before too. And happy birthday :)

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  2. Good luck on Sunday! I'm running it too, its my first half so I'm pretty much a nervous wreck :P
    Happy Birthday - hope you get to celebrate after the race :)

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    1. you will do awesome! But I'm right there with you, jitters-wise =)

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    2. You're running, too, yay! You're both gonna rock it. Wish I lived anywhere close to New York and I'd come run it too! Maybe in October when I come up to run. :)

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  3. Yay, a fellow Pisces birthday girl! Happy early birthday, and happy early "you'll do awesome" on the race! Are you tapering? Tapering always makes me extra antsy, because usually if I'm overly anxious or jittery, I can get it out by running, but I can't when I'm tapering!

    Sending good race vibes AND good school vibes. I'm so jealous - school in NYC!!!

    Amanda

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    1. I am tapering, and I'm a terrible taper-er! I didn't realize that that's probably what's contributing to me losing my mind. As for school, I'm in my third year of law school, so I don't get to enjoy nearly as much of the city as I would like. I'm very much looking forward to graduating and changing all of that, though!

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    2. Where do you go to school? I always dream of leaving my job and going back to get my doctorate at NYU or Columbia. It's a total pipe dream, but I'd be the happiest girl in all the land!

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    3. I'm at the City University Law School - it's actually in Queens, but we live in Manhattan.
      As far as dropping everything to move here - I did that almost five years ago, and it was a great decision. Very crazy and spontaneous, but I don't regret it!

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  4. If you come to a race down in southern MD, I will come out with huge signs. :)

    I have to admit when you said the dog was named Mel Gibson, my first thought was "Does the dog hate Jews too?"

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    1. Only if the signs are as awesome as the ones from last weekend. Also, you are not the first person to think/ask that - apparently people ask my brother that all the time....

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  5. GOOD LUCK GOOD LUCK GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!! Sending the BEST race vibes your way!!!!

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  6. Good luck!! You'll do great! Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!!

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  7. Mel Gibson! That's awesome. If I were in NY I'd come cheer for you with ridiculous signs.

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  8. Listen, I think you will be great!!! have so much fun running it ! happy happy birthday to you as well ;)

    I want to hear all about the race,ok?

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  9. Good luck on your race, and happy birthday. If I loved closer I would totally make you a sign and yell at you while you run!!!!

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  10. Oh my goodness! I love that dog!!!

    Good luck in your race this weekend! Seems like the perfect start to a new year! :)

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  11. Best of luck on Sunday! I'm in the Half too :) Happy Birthday! Hope you get a PR as an early gift :)

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  12. Wow happy birthday! Are you on twitter?!? Please tweet me @mrsmillersmiles and a birthday sign will be yours!!! I love the nervy story...it's like when I throw my lambeau gets obsessive and whines...I say "get your toy!" and he forgets his whiney ways and plays!!

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  13. Wow happy birthday! Are you on twitter?!? Please tweet me @mrsmillersmiles and a birthday sign will be yours!!! I love the nervy story...it's like when I throw my lambeau gets obsessive and whines...I say "get your toy!" and he forgets his whiney ways and plays!!

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