Monday, November 24, 2008

You know you ran a badass half-marathon when:

  1. The race began before sunup
  2. Due to weather conditions, the wheeled participations elected to race the Rothman 8k, instead
  3. It was too cold for the starter horn (so the starter counted down over the microphone instead, “3, 2, 1….”
  4. You couldn’t feel your hands, feet, or lips…before you’d even taken a single step
  5. You could have clothed a homeless shelter in the amount of layers people shed along the race route
  6. The water station cups had shards of ice floating in them
  7. Instead of cheering you on, the staff members along the race route were warning you about black ice
  8. The sweat on people’s bodies turned to frost
  9. The post-race beverage of choice was hot chicken broth (Gatorade, eat your heart out)
  10. You walked back to your hotel wrapped in a sheet of aluminum foil to stay warm…and so did everyone else


K said...

You are quite badass.

filiak said...

so that's why you ran so damn fast- you were eager to get out of the cold!

Anonymous said...

I would have loved to see a picture of you in the aluminum foil!!