Friday, June 21, 2013
Just Around The Riverbend...
I have a story that I have to type out so I don't forget it. It's one of my favorite memories from when we ran the Sawtooth Relay, and it's just priceless. Mom... here it comes!
On the way up to Sawtooth 2 weeks ago, we were already traveling when I realized I forgot my iPod and would have to run without music. Ugh, that's the worst! My mom offered that I could borrow hers—and even though I knew what kind of music she had on there—I agreed. She tells me all the time how one of her favorite songs to run to is "Just Around the Riverbend" from Pocahontas (you guys—POCAHONTAS). Not only did she tell me about how she loves to run to it, but then she proceeded to sing it! My mom is a total crack-up. And then not only that, but when I gave her a hard time about that, she said, "But wait, wait! I have Mama Mia!" Oh, mom. Adorable.
Anyway, during my first leg of the run, John Michael Montgomery (of all things), got stuck on repeat, so after hearing the same tune for about 3 songs, I took off the iPod and handed it to our van as they passed, not wanting to lose another second trying to get it off repeat. During my second leg, I got it all sorted out, but this time heard tunes like the infamous Brooks & Dunn "My Maria" (which actually is quite fun to run to), Alan Jackson's "Chatahoochie," and—you won't believe this—as I'm finishing the run, the song playing in my ear was "Under The Sea" from The Little Mermaid. I actually crossed the line laughing because I was so amused!
I was like, "Mom! Are you kidding me?" Hey, whatever floats your boat, right? ... Just around the riverbeeeend!!!
// MORE SAUCE