Saturday, February 20, 2010

Racing with my daughter - On opposite coasts!


This Sunday my daughter, ESH at Sweat Once a Day,  and I are running races on opposite coasts.  I will be running next to the Atlantic Ocean (top right) while she has the Pacific (left) in her sights.  How cool is that!  My weather prediction is:


Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Her weather prediction is: Sunny. Highs in the 50s. Light wind becoming northeast 10 mph or less.


Em's race starts at 8:00 a.m. and my race starts at 11:00 a.m. (hopefully it will have warmed up) so with the time difference we will be racing at the same time!  I am running a half and she is running  a whole marathon but with the speed difference we will probably finish at the same time too!  I love the thought of this happening. Thanks Heidi for making me more aware of it. I really hadn't put it all together.
Good luck to both of us!  I love you, Em!  















21 comments:

Anne said...

This is so cool. Good luck to both of you...can't wait to read the recaps :)

ESH said...

Thanks for the confidence mom, but I am not thinking I'm going to pull out a 2 hour (1hr and 59min!) marathon tomorrow.

Good luck! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

MCM Mama said...

Very cool!! Good luck to both of you!!!

Teamarcia said...

This is the coolest off cool! You are both so inspiring. Have wonderful races! I dream of one day being able to do that with my girls...great incentive for trying to stay fit!

Ewa said...

This is the best.
Can you talk while you race?
I'll be cheering both of you on and waiting for race reports. Have fun.

Libby said...

That is so cool how it all worked out :) Good luck to both of you!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

That's awesome! Hope you both have amazing races! Good luck!

Heidi said...

You're welcome!

That's even cooler that you're both starting at the same time too! I guess at the moment you're probably both about halfway through your races right now. I know your daughter is having AMAZING weather for her race. Perfectly clear skies here this morning. Hope yours is going well too.

Johann said...

This is great! Good luck to both of you!

Lisa said...

That is very cool. I think it;s great that you guys get to experience running together. Even though you will be on opposite side of the US, it sill is neat knowing that while you are running she is too. Good luck to both of you.

Velma said...

Good luck you rock stars!

Jill said...

How cool is THAT!!! I will say I think she's faring better in the weather department but who cares, just have a blast!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I LOVE your daughter....we totally bonded today. she is trong, smart, confident and a great conversationalist. She also has strikingly beautiful eyes and adorable dimples.. Just wanted you to know you did good.. I cant wait to run with her again.. And I am still AMAZED that she ran a pretty fast 15 with me and is going to do 26.2 tomorrow.

Jocelyn said...

Thats awesome! I love that you guys are a mother daughter running "team." Kick butt today and I hope your daughter will do the same

Whitney said...

This is awesome! Hope you rocked it on your race! Thanks for the comment on my new blog!

Darlene said...

Can't wait to read the race report!! I'm sure you both ROCKED!!!!

Ewa said...

You are quite an inspiration to me. Now I see you already have a sunshine award but there cannot be enough sunshine, I believe so I wanted to pass the sunshine award I got to you.
Thank you for sharing your experiences with us.

Molly said...

that is so cool that you will be finishing at the same time!!! Have fun!!! : )

Tara said...

How fun is that? Hope all was well with your race; can't wait to hear the details!

Alicia said...

That is too cool! Can't wait to hear how the races went!

moni said...

COOOOOLLL!!!