Thursday, June 16, 2011

3TT: things J enjoys edition ...

RUNNING - About a month ago, I posted a link for the Amica Newport Half Marathon on J's Facebook page. With it, I wrote something to the effect of, "We will be in RI the same weekend as this race. We should run it."

At the time, J wasn't sold. Although he ran two half marathons last year (Marine Corps Historic Half and Richmond), I didn't know if I could convince him to join me. But then, yesterday morning, when I checked my email, I found THIS GROUPON for discounted race entries to the Amica Newport Half Marathon (5K and Marathon are included too).

Jackpot.

I told J about it, expecting resistance. But instead, he didn't fight at all. In fact, he said that the $37 dollar price tag for the Half Marathon was too good to pass up. (I actually think he said that it would be silly not to get it if it's that price.)

And with that, we were registered. J's 3rd half. My 12th. We may or may not run together. The course profile is favorable for a PR and although it's just three weeks before NYC, I might just have to go for it.

(Note: If you want to run the Amica Newport Half Marathon, the groupon HERE is still available through today.)

GADGETS - As of yesterday, J and I have been together for 9 years (just about a 1/3 of my life). On the 25th, we will celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary. Most years, OK, pretty much every year, we don't get each other gifts. We just try to go out to dinner together without the kids and that's that. Neither of us really NEED anything and I like to show him how much I love him EVERYDAY. He's my best friend and the love of my life and I don't need flashy gifts to know that.

With that said, this year we did something rather atypical for us. We got each other gifts. And we went big. J got me the new Droid Charge to replace my BlackBerry (it's basically a palm sized computer). This phone is INSANE and I'm completely obsessed with it (J is too).

And I got J an iPad. Um, yeah. I am pretty sure I can do no wrong for a VERY LONG TIME. On a similar note, I may have lost my husband to a piece of machinery FOREVER.

ME - J pretty much loves me more than anything (well, aside from our kids) and he wants to see me succeed in whatever I do. So, he thinks you should all head over to my NYC Marathon fundraising page HERE to make a donation. Then you can check out my HUGE raffle HERE to be entered for some sweet prizes. There will be 18 winners in all, with the first three announced next Friday.

And if that wasn't enough, a donation will earn you extra entries in my current giveaway HERE. You know you want to. Giving back makes you feel good. And a donation to Grassroot Soccer will help fight AIDS in Africa. Come on, all the cool kids are doing it ...

12 comments:

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

We have so much in common, well at least the fact that we've both lost our husbands to the iPad.
S couldn't wait around for the iPad2 to be in stock somewhere (anywhere!) so he settled on the first version. Poor guy!

Carla said...

Gadget girl here too! Just got a Droid myself and I waited in line for hours to get my husband in iPad2 for his birthday. I miss him. ;)

Running Ricig said...

This is awesome. I want a groupon for a marathon :) ok, maybe a half marathon.

My husband is technologically illiterate, so I don't ever have to worry about the ipad situation, but he definitely does because I'm a giant tech geek!

fancy nancy said...

I'm either doing the Amica half or full marathon!!! Newport is my hometown!! Small world!

Jill said...

Happy Anniversary!!! :)
AWESOME gifts! I so want to dump my BB but I have a long way 'til my contract is up. Bleh!

Sounds like an awesome race at a steal of a price - excellent!!

Courtney said...

Wow! An iPad? You're an awesome wife! :)

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

Whoah nice gifts! LOL I have a droid phone too and I am obsessed!

Marlene said...

SWEET anniversary gifts! Don't tell my hubs or he'll be getting ideas. Although I DO need a new smartphone....

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I need to figure out how to convince my husband to buy me an ipad so we can play bejeweled.

Holly @ Rust Belt Runner said...

A race GROUPON? AWESOME! Very jealous in fact.

I too have to convince my hubz to do certain races! I am always gung ho and he is like "Eh, whatever."

I like the gift idea. We keep it very low key as well. But this is only our second year of marriage.

Maybe we will plan something special in the near future and set a gift budget :)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Love this "edition"!

Congrats on the sweet gifts. Sometimes "things" can make life more entertaining.

I am hemmoraging everything right now; time, money, energy...BUT I will get over to donate a little (I've given up my coffee out so I can free up some $$).

Stephanie said...

OO i am totally thinking of using this groupon, eekkk decision time!