Friday, February 06, 2009

The Freakishly Flexible 5K


[Bumped up to keep it at the top; new post below.]

OK, BRFs, listen up! Non-Runner Nancy has gotten a crummy diagnosis, that threatens to turn her permanently into a real Non-Runner. We're all elated that she's not dying and not permanently crippled, but we're seriously bummed that she just may never be able to run seriously again.

In her honor, I am hereby declaring a Virtual Race. On (or around) Valentine's Day, 2009, we will run the "Freakishly Flexible 5K". Run 5K (or longer, or shorter) and dedicate the run to Nancy. Write a post about it, and tell her how much we love her. Send a link to me at bvccollins atsign hotmail dot com, and I will post the collected love here on my blog.

Nancy's friends: please help me spread the word. I have about five readers, but some of them have more readers, and some of them have more readers, etc. Let's make this a big, big, big ol' Valentine present for Nancy. Feel free to steal the logo above.

Get well, soon, Nancy!

44 comments:

Non-Runner Nancy said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA - You are SO SWEET. This is cracking me up and making me feel so special too. Maybe I can jog/walk a 5k before the surgery.

This is just so nice of you! I'm so touched. Thank you.

Nancy

Reid said...

I am sooo in on this. I'll get a post up on my blog shortly. I read her most recent post today and my heart ached for her. Thanks for stepping up and putting this together for her.

Pat said...

I guess this makes me reader #6. I came by way of Reid's blog. I'm in, cause Nancy is terrific.

Erik said...

Yea, I'm in for Nancy too!!

This was a great idea, thanks for setting this up.

E

Melanie said...

I'm in! Erik sent me :)

Xenia said...

I'm in! Found you via Reid. I'll get the word out tomorrow too.

Thanks for setting this up! Nancy deserves all the love and support we can give her.

Topher said...

Hey man! You totally stole my idea! Seriously, I'd been thinking who cool it would be to do a virtual run in Nancy's honor, so I'm glad to see someone else was thinking the same thing. I'm totally in!

Vava said...

I'm in, slow and steady with my own swimmer's body aches and ailments, but I'm in!

RazZDoodle said...

I'm in!

Who's Nancy? :)

Kristina said...

Awesome! I'm in!

Matt Keeling said...

OK I am in. I needed something to get me off my rump, and if I can pass some virtual love to someone who I have never met that is all the better.

By the way I ran into you from Topher over at I'll Run for Donuts.

Chic Runner said...

I'll post about this too and also virtually run the 5k on the 14th! Thanks for the great idea.

smellyshelley said...

I'm in!

JojaJogger said...

I'm in too!

Betsy said...

Of course I'm in! I love Nancy and will think of her every step of the way.

Run For Life said...

I'm in! Fantastic idea. :)

Jennifer Burgett said...

I'm in! I found you via Coffee Betsy.

Christie said...

I'm in. I found you through Topher's blog.

Ms. V. said...

Me too.

RunToFinish said...

Fantastic!

Beth said...

I saw this on Topher's blog. I'm in for Nancy!

USJogger said...

Wow! Welcome, y'all. I have never had so many comments. I had 15 comments in all of January. I already have 21 on this post!

Spread the word! I want to give Nancy a great big old Valentine's Day present!

COUSIN JOGGER said...

AFTER READING HER BLOG ENTRIES I AM IN FULL SUPPORT. I HAVE AN INJURY THAT KEEPS ME FROM MOST BIPEDAL ACTIVITIES OTHER THAN BASIC WALKING. EVEN THAT HURTS MOST OF THE TIME. SINCE I CAN'T RUN 5 K I WILL BIKE IT. GET WELL NANCY HOPE IT ALL WORKS OUT FOR YOU.

Spartan7 said...

I think 2 of my 5 readers have already responded to you! LOL :)
Sounds like a great idea and a wonderful Valentine's Day gift to Nancy.

MCM Mama said...

I'm in! Found your through Melanie...

Vanilla said...

I'm in.

Anna said...

I'm in!! (I don't have a blog, though.)

AKA Alice said...

I'll do it (one way or another, as I'm nursing a hip injury too). Found your blog through...2nd Chance's Blog. What a great idea!

The Running Knitter said...

I love this idea. I'm in!

milebymile said...

Let's run a 5k!

Abby said...

I got here via TIART at the Runners Lounge.

I'm in!

Michelle said...

I'm in!!

I have a broken TOE! But i will hobble out what i can!!!

Thanks for doing this!!!

Found you from Spartan!!

Michelle said...

Hi me again i just wanted to give you my running blog too!!!

http://runningdowndreams.wordpress.com/

I am going to do a post on my running blog and my rawcool blog about the FFFK!!

I love that by the way!!!

Chic Runner said...

Hey, I was wondering if you would want to post all the times, entries on your site as well, and every entry could have all of next weekend to run, walk, bike, or jog the 5k so that more people could be a part of it in honor of Nancy. If you need any help to post/keep track of entrants please let me know! You can email me at Danicakoo@gmail.com if you need any help. I am going to announce it on my blog on Sunday!

Jilligan said...

Okay, I am in and two of my kids will run also. Plus I can get my two sisters to run also in her honor.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Wow, you guys. I am honored and touched beyond belief. This is so sweet of you to do.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

i'm in

Tom@RunnersLounge said...

I'm in. I live near her so maybe I'll run past her home and throw everyone's love on her doorstep.

Nat said...

Poor Nancy. Miss her so much.

But yes, count me in.

Alexandra said...

I don't want to be left out! Please add me to the list of participants!

Z Man said...

Ok, I'm back to running, count me in, even though it is going to be like 35 degrees come Sat...

I hope you get better Nancy!

Marci said...

COunt me in! Thanks for organizing!

The Laminator said...

Did I not sign in yet...well, i'm IN!

atrusni said...

I am in also. Doing a 10k tomorrow. I will send you the link tomorrow that I will dedicate to her

What was your email address??

Web.me.com/amaurydeleon

Reid found me by the way!!