Wednesday, April 28, 2010

An Interesting Flight

AM: 6 miles
PM: 4 miles

Today's waking hours were largely dominated by coast-to-coast travel. Seems like just yesterday Tanya and I were headed out west for the Stanford, five weeks later, we're making a return trip with Pezz and Mike in tow (Simmons and Futsum to join us tomorrow). Everything was progressing as usual until our layover at Dulles airport in DC, which is when things took an unexpected turn for the better (and more coincidental). I'll excerpt from Jilane's blog to share the story:

Also of "running world" note... Dan [Jilane's boyfriend] took off for San Francisco this morning for a squash tournament, only to be booked on the same flight as the Queens team! How jealous was I?? Meago is heading to the Pacific to throw down another sick 10k out at Stanford, so two of my all-time favs got to bond a bit in the terminal before boarding. Further confirming the "damn this world is small" thing, Dan and Mike Crouch were seated next to each other on the flight. Dan attempted to explain how he knows Jeff and Meagan, but something got lost in translation, as 15 minutes later in the conversation, Mike cuts him off to say, "Wait, just so we're on the same page here, you're dating Jeff?"

Can't make that stuff up.

Yup, that's right, less than a week after I had some delightful care and share with Jilane at Penn, I end up on the same flight as her boyfriend headed to California. And, apparently Mike thinks he and Jeff are dating. I love it.

Anyhow, that encounter was by far the highlight of the day. By the time we arrived at SFO, claimed our luggage, checked in to the Super 8 Palo Alto (which was a headache I don't have the time nor energy to detail here) and made it to Stanford for our shakeout, it was close to 7pm. Worse, the wind was gusting upwards of 25mph--waaaaay too much for comfort. If it's like this on Saturday I could straight up cry. But since it's Stanford and the racing conditions are always perfect here, I'm choosing to push that unpleasant thought out of my mind altogether.

I'm tired. It's been a long day. Must sleep.


Jilane said...

I get a tag for this? Yesssssss.

Dan: Jeff would definitely be the cub.

Lucky me.

Kick some ass.