Monday, February 6, 2012

A New Year, a New Adventure, a New Race, and New Sponsors

I am pleased to announce that I am now officially sponsored. But more on that in a moment. First, I want to wish a (slightly belated) Happy New Year to everyone. On New Year’s the Redhead and I partook in the Eve on the Ave in Jackson, where we had an aggressive race strategy of run .5, walk 1M, run .5, walk another mile, then bring it home for the last .1. And I’ll tell you what; I’m a fan of the late night New Year’s Eve race. The AG winners got pie, real home-baked pie. If I had won my age group, I would have closely inspected the apple pie, the chocolate mousse pie, and then selected the cherry pie. I would have then immediately dumped the pie over onto the table so that I may hoist up the empty round tin as my victorious AG medal…alas, I was not the AG winner.

I’m excited because this year the Redhead and I will be married. And currently we are looking for interesting and novel ways to incorporate some running themes into some of our wedding plans. But, mostly, I’m extremely excited that she is running again and looking forward to a hopefully healthy year together.

In racing news, the Lansing Marathon soon approaches and… just when I thought I knew you--you went ahead and changed on me didn’t ya? Well, I’m not giving up on the Lansing Marathon, but it sure did change on me. A few weeks ago it announced it had altered its route. In a future post I’ll give a greater discussion into the changes and a description of the new course.

And finally, my sponsorships. Now, before I get into the awesome details, I should give you a training update. I’m out of shape. This isn’t the first time I’ve begun marathon training out of shape, but I’ve got a long way to go before I’m even in decent running shape. But I’m happy and I’m dedicated, and that is enough to get me through the difficult and disheartening days that surely await.

Still, difficult days are made easier by sponsors, and I’m happy to announce nonofficial partnerships with Stuffy, the Oreo mascot and Twinkie the Kid. I’m also in negotiations with The Hamburglar. Sadly, because of this misunderstanding, a sponsorship with the big clown himself is precluded. My sponsorship deals include no free products or other perks. But I’ve got unofficial sponsors, and as of now you don’t.

Yep, it’s going to be a wonderful year.


Vaudiophile said...

You could always get back on Ronald's good side by helping his twin sister keep her junior Senate seat. Good luck with the race in Lansing, and hopefully your Twinkie friend can fix his financial woes soon enough.

Kandi said...

I would have been sad if you had won an AG award and wasted a perfectly delicious cherry pie!
Very exciting news about your nonofficial sponsorship. What, no Taco Bell?

Morgan said...

I'm just glad these unofficial sponsorships provide no free products or other perks as I imagine consuming oreo's and twinkies as nutrition on the run would result in disastrous intestinal issues. (Not to mention the calories won't exactly help your cause to get back in to running shape.)

Beyond that, I too am very excited for the coming year and all the greatness it's sure to bring for you, for me, for us!

Greg said...

At least Joe Camel and The Malboro Man are not in that group!

BTW: congrats on your engagement! I wish you both all the best!

B.o.B. said...

well, glad to see you are back to blogging and running. but with sponsors like those i'm not quite sure how you'll be getting back into shape.

i too am excited for you and Red and Red's running again! see ya both in a week.

Sun Runner said...

I am SHOCKED! that you left your beloved Taco Bell off the list of Official Sponsors. What is the world coming to?