Monday, January 31, 2011

FFers & Chicago Marathon Contest

Last Saturday the Redhead and I awoke to six inches of freshly descended snow. Hopes of an excellent 18M were buried. I do most of my long runs out on country roads to avoid the traffic. In the summer, such a plan is great. In the winter, such a plan can mean very difficult miles on poorly—if at all—plowed roads. Ugh. Now I can only hope for better conditions for my first 20M this weekend.

On Sunday we joined team Frosted Flakes for the Frostbite Marathon Relay. The Redhead, Kevin, Jennie, Riz, Shiz, Jessie, Tim and myself made up the 8 person (in case you were not counting) relay. I strongly suggest you read this for a more detailed recap.

I’ll just say that the idea of the race is great and my team members were awesome. I had a most excellent time as we moved from station to station and as we wildly cheered our fellow tu-tu rocking runners. Because I had the last leg, nature was calling while the team was out in the back woods of greater Holland. But I recalled the last exchange was by a market, and I was thinking I could score myself a nice comfy bathroom trip. Sadly, I had forgotten that Holland is the Michigan equivalent of the “Bible Belt” and that almost nothing is open on Sunday.

Desperate times lead to desperate actions. Which is why I ran to the church located behind the closed market and asked a rather concerned congregation where a guy wearing a tu-tu could find a bathroom. I was not immediately kicked out, but I wasn’t asked to stay for donuts either.

That notwithstanding, the best part of the race was finishing with all of my peeps. Well done!


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The Chicago Marathon goes on sale today. I bet it sells out in 24 hours. Anyone else wish to place a bet? If you guess the correct number of hours, or are the closest without going over, I’ll send you an awesome prize package full of awesome stuff. This should sound like an awesome offer—and this is because it is.


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11 comments:

Kandi said...

I'll bet that it sells out in 36 hours.

GeorgiaSnail said...

I'm giving it 3 weeks...504 hours.

tahoegirl said...

The date of the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon falls the day following Yom Kippur. With this insiders bit of info, I think it will sell out in 672 hours.

Ironman By Thirty said...

3 posts in one day... impressive!

72 hours.

Harold said...

48 hours.

Morgan said...

By days end. 24 hours.

One Crazy Penguin said...

28 hours.

Jordan said...

1 Dollar Bob!.....j/k 38 hours

Jessie said...

Im going to be one of those AWESOME numbers that makes up the total! Woot Woot! I say 36 hours!

B.o.B. said...

Everybody pooops. Even the lord.

Adam said...

so? so? when did it sell out? Did it?