Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Headlands - Jimmi

Meet Jimmi
Oh man I can't wait to meet her.  I was supposed to meet Jimmi back in 2009 (I think)?  We were going to run her first marathon together but alas, the standby gods were not with me.  I sat at the airport all day long, walking from gate to gate trying to get a flight to Washington.  At 1030 pm I finally went home and never got to meet Jimmi or run RnR Seattle.  She had to run her first marathon solo, oh man did I feel awful about that but, she rocked it and now I get to meet her this weekend, wahoooooo.  I told her that it is helpful if she is a talker because I get pretty quiet at O'Dark 30 and she said something like "I don't mean to brag but my middle school teacher did say I have diarrhea of the mouth."  Bahahahaha.  Suffice it to say the little lady has a wicked sense of humor and a ton of spunk and I am so so SO looking forward to running with her.   

Stole this off her FB page. 

Name: Hello, my name is JimmiJoy Clairmont and I'm a runaholic.

You are a Running Mom so we already know you ROCK! So tell us what running accomplishment you are most proud of.
I can't say which accomplishment I'm most proud of because any time I cross a finish line, 5k to marathon, seems like such an accomplishment by a girl who once hated running. I did cry when I crossed the finish line of my first marathon; it was such an overwhelming feeling of pride, thankfulness and a little pain. There's nothing more wonderful than seeing your kids waiting at the end to cheer you across. 

What do you most look forward to in this race?
I'm so much looking forward to finally meeting Tara & Cathy. I joined the Running Moms group when I moved to Wisconsin in 2007. I didn't know a single soul, my husband was traveling a lot for work and I was at home with two little ones so the women in that group became my lifeline. Because of mi vida loca, I haven't been on CafeMom in a long time but I know that they'll be there to welcome me back. I've had the incredible opportunity to meet two of the group and can't wait to meet two more!

When do you think you are going to do an Ultra ?

I'm also hoping for some inspiration, by Tara & the other runners, that will make me want to run an ultra. I half-heatedly thought about it a few times and have plenty of opportunities in the Pacific NW but think if I experience it firsthand, I'll get bit by the bug.
What/When is your next race?
I am so excited about my next upcoming race . . . THE DUBLIN MARATHON!! My husband & I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in February and he said "We should do something amazing for our anniversary because we never do anything. You've always wanted to run Dublin Marathon, let's do it this year." Normally I would've lectured him on our finances, the kids & whatnot but in this instance I just said "ok!" The race is October 31st and then we'll have 7 more days in Ireland to do as we please. My in-laws will be traveling from MT to stay with our kids, get them to school, practices/games and all that fun stuff so I really don't think it could get much better!

Anything else we should know about you?
I'm a mom to two awesome kids and not a very good wife to a wonderful husband that loves me anyway:). I run, bike, crossfit, cook-bake-bartend for my neighborhood on a regular basis, tutor elementary students in reading, and am an unpaid employee of my kids' school. I'm very blessed.

And grateful! I get to go to San Francisco and be part of something wonderful and to do it with amazing people . . . can't wait!!

1 comment:

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Although lugged, you seem and sound to be very happy and blessed indeed!)) Hope you will bring up nice kids!