Wednesday, October 8, 2008

MOANing leg 1--Rest Stop

Well, it's the end of week 1 and we've walked 94 miles. Many of the MOANers forgot to show up at the starting point, but I'm confident that they'll be able to catch up. The good news is that everyone made it out of Canada without getting stopped by the Mounties (Firebird, I'm very proud of you for that)and we all made it through immigration (including Beej67 who was somehow able to convince the agents that she was a US citizen using only her library card...I think she slipped them some Molson Ice and they were just drunk) and no one needs to stop for new shoes. The bad news is that we all smell. Really badly. Apparently, I forgot to put deodorant on our list of supplies. I will make sure to pick that up at the nearest CVS (does anyone have EVB we can use...the moose in Canada ate most of my cash and the rest was lost in our swim across the St. Lawrence River. Fortunately, the oxen, bullets, and food did not drown along with the cash). Particularly noteable in the smell arena is Calsfan who MOANed the hardest this week. She finished 33 miles all by herself (fortunately, I only MOANed 1.5 miles so I'm pretty far away from her stench. Not so lucky are Sapphire12 and Kath74, who MOANed 15 and 12 miles respectively). All of the other MOANers fell somewhere between my pathetic attempt to MOAN and Calsfan's insanely loud MOANing.

But there's more good news. We are now taking a mandatory rest stop in Brasher Iron Works, NY. And yes, it's as exciting as it sounds. With it's population of 2337, I'm sure one of the 930 households will let us use their shower. If not, we can hitch a ride over to Potsdam, NY. Fortunately, Potsdam is home to SUNY Potsdam so we can rest up and shower in the dorms and maybe find a good party to crash (and hopefully the party will be filled with many young, corruptable PBBs). And if that's not a broad enough stroke of good luck, the inventor of Jolt Cola just happens to be an alumni of SUNY Potsdam. Just the break we need before we start MOANing again in the morning.

So ladies, rest up, freshen up, and I hope you're not too hung over. We've still got a long way to go before Boston!

7 comments:

red_wagon said...

I MOANed 30 minutes today, for 1.5 miles! I believe this brings my monthly total to 2 whole miles... I promise to do better!!!

Love the play by play. And the Oregon Trail references. Brings me back to fifth grade computer class. Tony V. stole the Q button off my keyboard... but I digress.

Keep MOANing, ladies!

AJ said...

I have two miles as of today.

Anonymous said...

I am at 16.5 miles so far with a 5 mile Friday and 8k Sunday [that one's for diabetes].

Ombuds

windspring said...

Wow! What a great blog! Mrs. L, you've really outdone yourself! Forgot to post my miles and I'm so lame at this computer stuff. So far, I've got 22 miles. Didn't include my hours of massaging.... Does that count? It is kind of exercising especially if one of the Navy Seals come in and I need to sharpen up my elbows. Hope I posted this in the right place.

red_wagon said...

I can actually add another mile, bringing me to 2.5 total this month, as I ran (almost literally) over to blue's last night since he was sick (stupid alcohol). I think I have minor shin splints now haha. Just more incentive to get in better shape...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Sorry I missed doing my update last week. Let's see, I've got 1 on Friday, 2 on Saturday and 3 on Sunday, so that's six miles for me. Okay, six miles is probably a very generous interpretation of my activity but I'm not allowed to really exercise at the moment, so I have to take my slower paced movements when I can get them.
Happy MOANing! - Cathysmom (I'll create an id later)

Krissa said...

I'm up to a whopping 1 mile MOANed as of this weekend. Hope to do better this week.
-sdaklh