Activity du jour: 12 miles!!!!! 6miles at 12 midnight and 6 miles at 12 noon!
This was insanity. But we decided we couldn't let the date go by without doing something crazy. We started at 11:40 both times, so we would be out and about by 12 midnight/noon and 12:12 both times. Here was our route:
Our midnight run was amazing. I have some pretty stellar friends because we had a BLAST running around the upper west side, yelling to the world that it was 12/12/12. We scared quite a few people, but actually got a lot of people excited about the fun date and time! Here! Re-live our midnight run with us:
Dinosaurs outside the Museum of Natural History!:
Mary Joe pretending she's a mannequin...
12:00 Midnight on 12/12/12 running down Central Park West!!:
Here is us at EXACTLY 12:12 midnight on 12/12/12 running in Columbus Circle!:
Then we ran into a really funny guy who was so excited for us and our adventure that he took a group photo of us with this crazy santa. We started running away and I yelled back: "Thanks for not stealing my iPhone!!!" and he let out the loudest santa claus laugh!! We were so happy:)
Midnight run success!
Then MJ and I had to head home... which took longer than our actual run ( we got home after 2am...) and were so wide awake that we watched Elf. (If you want to stay up all night, run six miles at midnight. It's like drinking 6 cups of coffee.)
Ok...so we slept a bit, woke up, had coffee and BAM: here we are at 11:40am
We ran from Sunnyside to Astoria and here we are at 12 noon!! (sleepiest eyes in America.)
Look at these funny baked santas we saw?! (they had creepy faces like mine):
Then we attacked some poor girl at 12:11 to wait with us a minute to take a photo of us at 12:12. She was awesome. Look at the little one minute photoshoot she did for us at exactly 12:12 on 12/12/12:
Thank you random, unsuspecting girl!!
We ran on ward getting ever closer to the 12 mile mark. A favorite donut shop happened to be at mile 11, and the donut man gave us donuts for free because of our awesome endeavor! I present MJ running with donuts at mile 11:
SO we did it!! We ran 12 miles on 12/12/12 and were running at 12 midnight, 12:12am, 12 noon, and 12:12pm. My friend Ali said something so wise right before our midnight run. I was thanking these incredible girls for helping me tackle this crazy goal of mine, and Ali said something along the lines of: If we didn't support each other in reaching our goals, would we ever get any where? And it's so true. I am so beyond grateful for the dozens of people who support me through the craziest goals I can come up with...and I would never be able to tackle any of them if it weren't for the people in my life who believe in me. So thanks, friends:)
Anyway, we are TIRED. haha. So the plan is to end 12/12/12 with 12 mini cupcakes from Baked by Melissa (they are the size of quarters), wine and the Christmas episode of New Girl. Great success and good night!
PS- Here's a little gem from last night. My post run santa hat hair, which reminded us of Kristen Wiig on SNL: