Sunday, January 27, 2008

A Note on the Half-Marathon

So I did a Half-Marathon. It was one of the most difficult things I have ever done. I am a fat guy and I don't work out. I do walk quite a bit, though, so I thought I might be able to do it if all I had to do was walk. Well, I did it and I walked. Alot!

I was a little under the weather and I don't own a pair of tennis shoes, so I showed up to the event bundled up in several flannel shirts and a pair of hiking boots. I looked a little bit like Grizzly Adams at a health spa, but I wasn't there for a beauty contest. I was there to compete like the extreme athlete that I am. Yep, I finished 446th out of 451 male contestants and like 985th out of 999 contestants overall. I totally smoked the 350-lbs hispanic kid and the 85-yr-old grandma with the cigarette hanging out of her mouth. I rock.

Why did I do it?

I think it was just to be able to blog about it. I am sick and tired of all the little in-shape tarts out there in their spandex chatting up the fact that they did a 5k or ran a triathlon. Well, try strapping a 120-lbs washing machine to your back and walking 13.1 miles and you will have some idea of the pain that I experienced. Of course, I could not move for three days thereafter. The Wife is convinced I did it just to get out of some housework.

Well, I did it.

Next up....You tell me. I will pick one of the suggestions and do it.


Anonymous Indigo said...

you totally did NOT just call me a tart, did you??????

5:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the half marathon. I am hoping to do a full marathon, but probably not for another year.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Bev Sykes said...

Congratulations. I am not in quite as good shape as you are and this is something I would never contemplate. You have something to be proud of for finishing! Hang the statistics--you DID IT!!

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

king king! im so proud of you! thats wonderful, and right after you did it you got to hike! with us!

11:47 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Hot dog eating contest. That's what's next for you. Since there are no other suggestions, I think that means I win by default.

Oh and congratulations! That's quite an accomplishment.

8:26 PM  
Blogger blankshooting said...

that's an awesome effort! here i am tossing up a 5km run and you've got a half marathon under your belt (and without running shoes!) kudos to you! so what's next? mini-triathlon? :)

2:52 PM  
Blogger jon said...

wow, I wish I had entered....naw! I entered a 5k walk. I finished in about 45 minutes. That I can handle. running? That word dropped out of my active vocabulary when I turned 65.

8:34 AM  

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