Thursday, March 11, 2010

MB and the Flu

Or I should say "MB brings the flu..." but that's for later.

For now... I had a request about this strange "MB" person that seems to be following me everywhere and running my marathons. Well, MB is "MaryBeth" or "Crazy Lady" or just "Mom." Yep! My mom runs most of my marathons too! (*AWWWW*) She travels with me, stays with me at hotels and makes sure her baby gets fed while traveling!!! Very important! It's nice because almost 3 years ago, upon graduation of college, I left NY and didn't go back. Now, even though I live so far away, I get to see her 2 or 3 weekends a month. Crazy, right? Totally

Well it's funny somebody asked me about her last night because... TODAY happens to be her BIRTHDAY!!!!

Happy Birthday MB!!!
(MB finds a moose friend in NH for the NH marathon)

The Flu??
MB not only shares the same marathons, hotels, and overall super-model-esque looks-- errrr-- she also shares GERMS with me!!! She brought a Flu this weekend that she picked up from my "Pit Crew Chief"-- yeah so I give my parents fun names, who doesn't??-- and gave it to me!!

Yep, I have the FLU! I've been sick all week. But, this is the year of running smart!!! If I feel sick or rundown I rest! If I feel achy I give it a break and ice! So this week I'm resting, much against my nature. I just started feeling a little better today and I'm hoping to keep it up. This weekend is my birthday celebration weekend since I'll be away next weekend for a--duh-- marathon.

Anyways, hope you're all having a wonderful time running-- I'm having a wonderful time with my night time nyquil and sleep! :)

-Happy Running ZzZzZzZzzZZZzzz


  1. Awwww Happy Birthday Momma Dukes and I hope you both feel better soon! Seriously though, that is so friggin awesome that she follows you along on your crazy marathoning escapades! Best mom EVER! So jealous right now! I couldn't even convince my family to come see me finish my first marathon... well my dad and cousin was there and I am so thankful but I never did a whole dedication post to them prior like I did my Aunt and brothers... *I swear I'm not bitter*

  2. I think I was the one asking about MB the other day...and I thought maybe based on your last post that it was your mom but in the pictures she looks so young I didn't think it was possible!

  3. AWW, so sweet and AWESOME that your Mom travels around to marathons with you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMA!!!!!!

    Feel better soon, Steph!!

  4. Happy Birthday to your mom! I love that she travels with you and runs with you.

    Feel better soon. It is good to take time off to get better.

  5. Very sweet! Happy Birthday to your mom! Feel better soon, girl! That nasty crud invaded me for eternity and was so hard to get rid of. Rest up and get stronger!!

  6. what a great way to be able to hang out with your mom!! hope you're feeling better soon!

  7. That is so SO awesome that you and your Mom share such special time together! I suppose you can forgive her for the flu. :)

    I'm glad you're resting and taking care of yourself! Hope you feel 110% very soon!

  8. Hope you get over that flu bug quickly!

    That's so cool that you get to run marathons with your mom! And even better that you get to see her so often!!

  9. First off...your Moms is HAAAUUUUTTTT!!!! HAHAA...secondly..she's a beast to be running these marys with you. Way to go Mom!..thirdly...get better...