Last night we watched Constantina Tomescu-Dita win the women's marathon at the Olympics. I'm certainly no running enthusiast and I have zero familiarity with the world of women's distance running, but I watched the race thinking, "Man, her name sounds so familiar!"
It all made sense when, towards the end of the race, the announcer said that she had won the women's division in the 2004 Chicago Marathon. Aha!
Jay seemed nonplussed when I reminded him that he had actually run in a marathon with her. Yes, he also ran with 37,000 other people. Yes, she was having a post-race rubdown while he was at Mile 13. But he still ran in a marathon with an Olympic gold-medalist.
And I think that's kinda cool.