Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Schmoopie completes TCM!

Congratulations to my Schmoopie as she completed her 2nd marathon at Twin Cities on Sunday!
Before anyone gets ill to the stomach about this Schmoopie stuff, let me explain.
Mary is a huge Seinfeld fan, and the term comes from the "Soup Nazi" episode where Jerry and his girlfriend call each other Schmoopie all the time and it is outright sickening. It really is so annoying that it is humorous in a strange way.
Needless to say, we have experimented with this term of endearment and it is our warped way of communicating affection to each other.
Here's the YouTube if you're interested...funny stuff.
Back to the race:
It started to sprinkle a bit at home, so I drove up to Minneapolis early Sunday morning to watch the marathon. I was able to see Mary at mile 8.5 (DuPont and Minnehaha Parkway), then saw her again at mile 19.3 (end of the Franklin bridge), and then saw her just before the finish at mile 26.1.
Here is a photo of her coming down the final stretch.

Her official chip time was 4:20:14 which was within 2 minutes of her Med City marathon time in May 2008.

I was able to see some runners I knew, missed a lot of them, and cheered loudly for those that were wearing ATR (Afton Trail Run) tech shirts! This was the first time I have watched a marathon. It was fantastic watching the runners come down the final stretch...had a lump in my throat the whole time.

Also, today is our 19th anninversay. Happy Anniversay, Schmoopie!


JojaJogger said...

Congrats to Mary, and congrats to both of you on 19 years! Even though there is no way I've got a brother and sis-in-law that have been married for 19 years.

SteveQ said...

Sorry 'bout the last comment; I remember the Seinfeld episode well - I just reacted like everyone on the show when they heard "Schmoopie."

Happy anniversary!

mandjhinterberg said...

Congratulations Mary, and congrats to both of you on your anniversary!

When you said, "There's my Schmoopie!" when we saw Mary at Lean Horse, I assumed it was the Seinfeld reference -- glad that it was!
(Also a reason not to eat a black-and-white cookie before a big race...?)