Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cavegirl Makes Appearance at Local Gathering

Des Moines, IA ~ Cavegirl was spotted at a local gathering of runners at Grey's Lake here yesterday. The gathering was a celebration of the birth of a new website called Runner's Lounge .

Guests of honor and founders of the website, Tom and Amy , talked to local reporters about the idea for this site which brings runners together similar to a Facebook format. While this is a virtual hangout for runners, Tom and Amy also plan to have a real hangout for runners at the upcoming Des Moines IMT Marathon this weekend. They will be "lounging" at both the expo before the marathon and will have a tent near the finish as well.

Cavegirl was thought to be a mythical creation of the West Des Moines runner known as Non-Runner Nancy. However, with this very public appearance, she apparently is alive and well. Paparrazi were on hand to capture this rare appearance. They also noted that unlike Brit, she apparently favors undergarments, and she was captured with a cult-like blue bracelet sporting the words, "I AM A RUNNER" along-side her Garmin.

For those who don't know the story, Cavegirl carries a club to beat down any negative thoughts that may crop up while running.

Other guests included Bowulf Network Administrator , also known as Kent. He is soon to be an Iowa celebrity as his amazing journey from large couch potato to Des Moines IMT Marathoner is slated to be chronicled in the Des Moines Register. Running Hawkeye also appeared (but not until after the run) so the verdict is still out on whether he really is a running hawkeye. All three guests claim to be running in this weekend's Des Moines IMT Marathon or Half Marathon. We will certainly update you as those developments unfold.

Guests were invited to take a Victory Lap around the popular loop at Grey's Lake. The bridge over the lake has become a familiar site for pictures. Cavegirl was caught in action as she traversed the bridge.

Tom, Amy and Kent were also captured as they entered the bridge. It is not known if Tom regularly runs in jeans, we think possibly he wasn't planning on running but got caught up in the spirit of things and was rumored to have said, "oh, what the heck."

When asked if this was his attire for the recent "Chicago Fun Run, " he simply chuckled. Of note, not only did Tom survive the recent Chicago Fun Run, he is a proud finisher.

Tom and Amy were presented with a beautiful picture of the website, affectionately known as "our girl" by one of the website designers.

Gatorade, water, ChexMix and peanuts were served. :D


























32 comments:

Midwest said...

Nancy, is that cavegirl... you? Adorable!

Wes said...

Awesome... If I was a negative thought, I wouldn't mess with cavegirl either :-)

Jamie said...

That's great! You are so freaking cute - I love it!
That's great you all could get together - have fun this weekend for an even larger gathering.

Deene said...

cute!

Andria said...

Thanks for sharing these pictures! Looks like it was a fun time! I love the club... I've borrowed it on occassion. Haha!

J~Mom said...

Can I borrow that outfit for the tri? You look so cute!!!!!!

Nat said...

OMG!!! She lives!!!

Pat said...

Maybe you should title your blog - Cavegirl Nancy.

P.O.M. said...

So much fun! Hopefully Cavegirls undergarment wearing will rub off on other public figures.

Amy@RunnersLounge said...

Nancy,

Didn't I say you were fun! This is a great post! The family just gathered 'round to look at the pics and got a good laugh.

Thanks again for taking time to come out for a victory lap.

Amy
http://blog.runnerslounge.com

Marcy said...

Nancy you ROCK!!!!! I love it!! You're so stinkin cute!! I'm so glad you had a blast ;D ;D ;D Love the club, I'm going to need to borrow it at some point in time, I'm sure LOL

Jess said...

I thought Halloween had arrived early!

Unknown said...

Ah!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

My Life said...

Too cute Nancy! And how great you could be there for Tom & Amy!

The Laminator said...

Great pictures nancy. That cave girl outfit was made for you! Good luck on your run.

Patty said...

I am so proud of you! Have club will not only run, but will smile, shine, and nurture your inner runner (all at the same time).

I loved the pics. Please send me a copy of the first one. Thanks!

zanne said...

oh i love it! i thought of you & your club yesterday - when a bad thought snuck in ... i beat it down & then laughed.

Kent said...

I was definitely worried about any negative thoughts with the cave girl and her club. Me thinks the club was not too discerning whose negativity they were going to beat down. Look forward to hearing her err... your finish line story on Sunday.

Bob - BlogMYruns.com said...

LOLOL ahhh that is great Nanc!!

Love the pics and way to go cavegirl...keep on beating down those negative thoughts that come in from time to time...You Rock!!

Thanks again yesterday for reviewing my tests ;-)

Single said...

I LOVE this.

About the real estate, it's really true that the initial offer is verbal to the realtor. Nothing is firm until you go into contract with all the attorneys present. It's a bizarre system (probably because we have no multiple listings here).

Cranky

Laura N said...

You are SO CUTE! What an awesome attitude. And I love your alter ego!

Anonymous said...

This is great! Love the outfit!

J said...

So cute! Thanks for posting all of the pictures!

kate said...

Ahh! Love it! You are too cute =)

Running Ragged said...

Those are great pictures!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

ws said...

Are you wearing a Garmin in your Cavegirl outfit? If you are, that is by far my favorite part of this post...

Amanda said...

How cute! Good luck on your half this weekend. You'll do great!

Vickie said...

Nancy, great pics! I see its nice and grey around Grey's Lake!

zanne said...

does that club work for knocking people out so they can SLEEP?! if so, i need a good whack on the head with it.

zanne said...

nancy - i htought of you on one of my last pool runs ... those meditative workouts where i'd visualize the race ... a visual popped up - it was more of an "agony of defeat moment" (although not the moment that actually came true) - i clubbed it down & laughed. thanks for that club - it provides a perfect moment of levity!

zanne said...

omg! i realized that i have commented 3 times on this post! clearly, the club has made an impression!

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