Blogging Marathon: Day 16
A line of storms moved through yesterday, cooling things way down to a bizarre and pleasant 72 degrees.
The rain also caused several accidents and a dead stop traffic jam on I-40, making me late getting to Bart's place.
Bart drove. We picked up Wayne and headed to Winston-Salem. I made some navigational errors, so we got there with only 15 min to spare.
No time to do any extended warm up like I usually do, so I just got my bib and went looking for a place to pee. I did managed to acquire a running injury before the race
The was a line for the porta-johns, so I went running behind some buildings looking for a bush to pee in. In my haste, I slipped on some steps landing hard on my shin, drawing a little blood. Ow.
Finally got to meet Barefoot Josh and Iris. I pointed to my public urination related injury, and Josh said "There's bathrooms right here in the building"
Josh and I started the race together, and we ran the first mile just under 6 minutes. I couldn't let some barefoot guy beat me, so I tripped him and kept going.
The "Inverse Debilitation Indication Hypothesis" held true and I had a great race, despite being a member of the walking dead all week. Both Josh and I finished just 6 seconds shy our P.Rs.
Bart killed it with a 18:14, taking home a pretty cool mug.
There was, as promised, free beer and pizza. All you could drink and eat. I made sure I got my $15 worth.
Hung out and talked for a while. Josh is a pretty cool guy when he isn't throwing up all over the place.
Unfortunately I forgot to get the camera out, so I didn't get any pictures. Sorry Shannon!