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June 27, 2006

dissin' lance

so, smsmh and i IM back and forth on occasion and between a married couple, the conversation can get pretty interesting at times. let's just say that i hope work doesn't audit that history log. anyway, smsmh IM'ed me yesterday to let me know that lance armstrong was going to be on several morning shows. i was curious as to why he'd be making the rounds and i figured it had something to do either with his announcement to run the new york marathon or a lead up to the tour de france. so, through the conversation smsmh and i began discussing lance's potential at ny and the conversation went something like this:

supermodelsexymommahead: Def Leppard is giong to be on Kelly & Regis this morning
aginghipster: maybe i should come home to watch
supermodelsexymommahead: you should. i just saw Lance Armstrong on Good Morning America too
supermodelsexymommahead: He's going to be on the View later
aginghipster: just googling to find out what the interview was about
aginghipster: can't find anything yet
aginghipster: it'll probably be on velonews later today
supermodelsexymommahead: He is hosting the ESPE's and is awarding the best come back athlete
aginghipster: ah...no wonder
aginghipster: i'd forgoten about that
aginghipster: that's why he won't be with johan in the discovery team car
supermodelsexymommahead: oh
aginghipster: yeah, he's got too many commitments in the US to go to the tour this year
aginghipster: funny, huh?
aginghipster: it was always the other way around
supermodelsexymommahead: yeah. I thought he'd be on to another sport by now
aginghipster: he's training for the new york marathon
supermodelsexymommahead: really?
aginghipster: yup
supermodelsexymommahead: you goin?
aginghipster: haha...it's too late now
supermodelsexymommahead: when?
aginghipster: it's in october, i think
aginghipster: but it fills up fast
aginghipster: you either qualifiy or get in via loto
supermodelsexymommahead: oh. we're going to be in the area around that time anyway
supermodelsexymommahead: you could run unofficially
aginghipster: hah...you want me to run the new york marathon so i can run with lance?
aginghipster: can you imagine the croud that will be around him?
supermodelsexymommahead: right next to Lance so you could encourage hime the whole way
aginghipster: my guess is that he'll run a 2:30-2:45
aginghipster: hahaha
supermodelsexymommahead: really?
aginghipster: 'you can do it, lance! don't give up!'
aginghipster: hahahaha
supermodelsexymommahead: you think he's that fast?
aginghipster: absolutely
supermodelsexymommahead: why not run Boston then?
aginghipster: he announced that he was going to run a marathon in march. no time to train for boston
supermodelsexymommahead: He has until April
aginghipster: yup
aginghipster: i may get to see him after all
aginghipster: if he's slow, like around 3hrs
aginghipster: and he ends up running boston...
supermodelsexymommahead: that would be good
aginghipster: i'll try to run it with him...haha
aginghipster: but i think he's going to be very fast
supermodelsexymommahead: Kristin should run it too and beat him!
aginghipster: that would be CLASSIC
supermodelsexymommahead: that would be excellent
aginghipster: "IN YOUR FACE, BIKE BOY! this is MY sport!"
aginghipster: haha
supermodelsexymommahead: yeah. who stings like the "yellow" bee now
aginghipster: ROFL
aginghipster: you made me snort

Posted by jeff at June 27, 2006 7:02 AM

Haha! That's hilarious! Is Lance really planning on running a marathon though? I hadn't heard - I guess I need to crawl out from under my rock occasionally. I bet he would be fast though! I'm not sure how his fitness level on the bike would directly relate to running but with his overall fitness and a bit of training he should be really fast.

Posted by: Heath at June 27, 2006 10:42 AM

you two are so cute! I think he'll easily run a 2.40

Posted by: ali at June 27, 2006 5:15 PM

I have some overlapping circles with his wife (we've never met), but I hear she's a firecracker. I'd put some cash on her in a bar fight.

Posted by: tracy at June 28, 2006 5:55 AM

That's one way to get mass media coverage. Put a soap opera in the middle of the race.

Posted by: david at June 28, 2006 5:36 PM

smsmh! Finally. :)

Posted by: mia at June 28, 2006 8:37 PM

awesome, i love IM'ing...

now then... you think he's THAT fast? cuz, thats fast. thats like freakin retarded fast. and i know he used to be a triathlete, so running's not foreign to him, and he has super-human lactate powers and all, but...

why does part of me just not want him to be that fast?

whatever. i could totally beat him in a rousing game of Catch Phrase. so there!

Posted by: a.maria at June 29, 2006 10:51 AM

He did the dirty du out here in AUS a couple of years ago... actually came in second on the bike part (this is a nasty MTB course), but won it overall by kicking some serious ass on the run.  So, if he decided to go competitive, I'm pretty confident he could sub-three NYC, probably by a decent amount.  I wouldn't be surprised if he did a croud-pleasing four hours, though, doing the whole high-five thing.

Posted by: Richard at July 5, 2006 1:46 PM

Oh, that was an AWESOME exchange. SMSMH is hysterical. And I hope Kristin DOES beat him!

Posted by: Nic at July 6, 2006 2:09 PM
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