Saturday, June 13, 2009

Should We Simplify?

Darling Runnin' Friends,

Okay, let's be honest. Is it gonna be too much to try and get together on Thursday night? How many of us are going to the breakfast Friday morn? I think in our official poll we had about a dozen who thought they'd be able to come on Thursday night. But, that was a month or so ago and we ALL know how best laid plans work. And here's the thing: I know how it can be that once you get in town-- and the family obligations come up -- and it gets tricky to try and get away.

Should we simplify? Should we just meet up on Friday morn for the breakfast?

Leave a quick comment, and let us know if you are OUT or still able to PLAY on Thursday night. Motherhood has taught me to be flexible, and so I will be happy with whichever we decide. : )

So, leave an official "yes" or "no" for Thursday night and we'll make our plan.

p.s. On another note --- Is everyone planning on bringing a sleeping bag? When I ran this race, that was a key element. I didn't notice it on Erin's packing list and it was pretty important. We just rolled our sleeping bags out on the grass and zonked out at a couple of places. Also, a cozy sweat shirt -- it got pretty chilly up there at night!

T.A.F.N. (that's all for now)

: )

15 comments:

Bart, Erin, Hunter & Jorden said...

I will be a yes if there is a party Thursday night but I will not be heart broken if everyone is busy :)

About the sleeping bag... in Texas we didn't sleep outside of the van... we just curled up in our seats and slept.... But down here in texas we have lots of oversized interesting critters that I am not all that partial to meeting in my sleep :) So that is my plan for the sleeping thing :) a blanket and a nice in the car away from all critters/bugs seat... just my version of how to do this but I wish I was brave enough to sleep out there with you Chelle!

Mel said...

Also, there is sleeping available at the high school. I would prefer to take a sleeping bag but if there isn't room I am more than happy to get by with a light blanket.

Let me know if you all didn't get the PDF file from Ragnar with specifics on eating and sleeping along the way;)

Chelle- I'm so sorry but I can't make it Thursday night.

Kristyn said...

Kelly and I are a yes if there is a party Thursday night. We'd love to do it, but we will live if we don't. At least we'll see you all Friday morning. :0)

Team Hillman said...

I won't be able to make it to the party on Thursday night-but I really wish I could.

Tall Girl Running said...

Chelle,

I'm sorry if I threw a wrench into things by suggesting the get together in Logan last month. For some reason, I had assumed most of us would be staying in Logan on Thursday night (must have been before realizing how late our race start time was the next day) so I thought it'd be helpful if I could provide a place to meet in Logan. When it turned into a dilemma over who would be able to attend which get-together, I got concerned that I stepped on your toes. It's been gnawing at me a little ever since so I just wanted to apologize in case I offended you. :-(

Kelly(M&M) said...

I personally am up for both parties. :-) But I am also traveling to Utah kidless, so I know my time is a little more open than most. So, count me in!

Mrs JP Chaos said...

I am also traveling kidless, so I'm up for both. You guys just let me know. :)

Chelle said...

Angie,
Oh man...please don't worry about that at all! That's the trick with you and I not knowing each other in person (but happily, we will soon) because this is not the kind of thing that ruffles my feathers. The goal is for us to get together and bond and that can happen either place. We should do what is the most practical now that we are getting close to the big race.

Honest and truly, I think we should do what makes the most sense, and the Friday morn sounds like the way to go. Let's see what kind of response we get and we'll go from there.

Sound good? Can't wait to meet up with all you great ladies. It's finally here! : )

Kristyn said...

I've already posted, so sorry that I am posting again, but one thing that is really appealing to me about thursday night is getting more time to visit and get to know each other before the big day. Of course, we can do that friday too, but the more time the better, right? Chelle, don't feel like you have to host if you don't want to, but I think it would be fun to have more time together before we split up into our separate vans. I want to come out of this with 23 more friends, not just acquaintences. :0) I am just looking forward to getting to know you all, be it on thursday or friday!

Tall Girl Running said...

Whew... that's such a relief. Thanks Chelle!

Although I won't be able to come Thursday night, I really agree with Kristyn. I think Friday morning is going to be a little hectic because we'll be pressed for time in getting packed up and ready to run. It's more of a way for all of us to have a good meal and one last "here we go!" cheer before the race starts. If you all decide to get together Thursday night, I think it would be well worth it. I'll be sad I missed out but will be looking forward to joining the party the next day!

amydear said...

I was really looking forward to Thursday night too, and just planning on a quick stop for Friday morning, especially since it may take longer than we think to get everyone to Logan and get organized. But whatever the majority wants, I want.

Sarai said...

I'm in for thursday! I think that getting together on thursday night would give us a better chance to get to know each other before being thrown into a van. I live in Salt Lake so it's also convinient for me. Should we come up with another place to meet like a park or a restaurant? I would offer my house but it's way too small.

Suzie Petunia said...

I'm ready to party on Thursday night if anyone else is!

Polliwog said...

I am fine either way. I may not be able to stay a really long time (b/c of my kids at home with family) and I will have my baby in tow.

Jen said...

Chelle, sorry I can't make it Thursday night either but look forward to meeting everyone Friday! I'm feeling kind of left out though!