Sunday, March 30, 2014

FLASHBACK: Rock & Roll Christmas Extravaganza with The Incredibles 12 17 2010


December 17, 2010 I happen to hear that a band called "The Incredibles Band" was playing locally. I quickly called Wonder Woman on my Incredible phone and asked if she wanted to go out for the evening? She said, "Yes." I then told her to "Suit Up!" Whenever I ask her to suit up she knows its going to be a FUN adventure!

We met, Wonder Woman jumped into my Incredible-mobile and off we went. We arrived at Tavern at Tina's Country House in Macomb, Michigan. The band was playing and the place was packed and jumping! We ease our way into the crowd, trying to be inconspicuous (lol). More and more patrons started to notice us. We posed for a few pictures but I really wanted to get a photo with The Incredibles Band. Us Incredibles have to stick together.

The band leader, Keven James Golden (drummer) asked if we would come up on stage for a 'number' with the band. The emcee, Darren Dowler (striped shirt - plays with the band "Paul Revere and the Raiders" and the Crossing Guard in the movie "Hancock') introduced us to the crowd. Wonder Woman and I had a blast with everyone.

At the end of the evening/night we all were talking. Keven wanted to know my real name. I told him... come to find out we were in junior high band together back in 7th, 8th and 9th grade. Keven went on to form a band called the Incredibles and I became Incredible (lol). Then Keven began to introduce Wonder Woman and I to other people at Tavern at Tina's Country House. WOW... flashback! Quite a few of the people we met... were people that I graduated with from high school. What a small world!

The night ended, we said our 'good byes.' It was great seeing Keven again after all these years. So when you out having fun, 25 plus years later, look around... you just may be having fun with your high school friends!

Here is a YouTube clip from that night. A one point I was trying to create a group of people (rCharacter) who like to get dressed up and have fun. With my crazy work schedule it was difficult to get up and running. So from, Karen And Mark decided to create Superheroes On The Run. Since that is what we do the most. See you at a race.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Run Disney Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, Karen and I we sitting by our laptops waiting... waiting for Noon (EDT). That is when Run Disney would open registration for the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon. Then when the hands of the clock were pointing straight up, Karen and I we feverishly clicking... clicking... refreshing... until the "register" button appeared on the Run Disney website.

Once the button appear we each click to the registration page. We proceeded to register for the half marathon. WOW... $195 just for the half marathon. But I figured it was an inaugural race so I justified the cost in my mind. We were finally registered by 12:14 PM EDT.

I asked Karen if she was interested in registering for the Avengers Super Heroes 5k Run, the day before the half marathon. She passed on the opportunity. I figured since I was out in Disneyland, for that weekend, this would be a one and done weekend.

So I went back to Run Disney's website to click on the registration button for the 5k. A click here.. key taps there... finally I hit accept and was officially registered for the 5k and the half was already completed.

Later that evening, I received a few texts messages about the races that weekend. They were FULL! The half marathon reached  capacity at 1 hour 53 minutes. Good thing I didn't wait until after work to register. But what really caught my attention was the 5k. It sold out in 23 minutes. I made it in just under the wire and the race was an after thought for me.

So we are in... made hotel reservations already. Next will be airfare, still trying to deciding which airlines to choose. If I fly United, I get an automatic bump to business class. But the flight will take 8 hours because we have to fly through a 'hub'. There are others out there that are non stop and about $50 cheaper. Still deciding...

I may not win the race...
I may not finish 1st in my age group...
but I will always have an Incredible time!