Yeah I've been MIA, but my bad ass is back from Oregon's Hood to Coast Relay with stories to tell!!!! My first story is this:
More fun and interesting blogging to come once the adventure commences at 6:30pm Friday night!!
They say that if your "pointer toe" is longer than your big toe it means you're sexy. I have to say I have never seen a pointer toe tower over a big toe like that in all the feet that I've ever seen - in person or on the internet. Just sayin'.
Leg 31: 4.00 miles - rated MODERATE. Gradual hills on narrow paved back country roads.
Total mileage: 15.54 miles
Our team starts at 6:30 p.m. Since there are six legs and almost 36 miles to be run before mine, I am guessing I will start running at about 10:30 p.m. if my team mates are as fast as they claim they are. I think it is good to start running in the pitch dark on back country roads that are unfamiliar to me. I am feeling more and more secure just thinking about it. I might go naked (except for my headlamp) and spray paint myself a nice reflective orange color just to stand out.
Want to know something cool? Our team is sponsored by Puma. Puma is giving us our running outfits, tech shirts and new running shoes (to be worn at a later date). I figure this is the closest I will ever come to any sort of sponsorship so I am milking and it. And I do think I'm cool. Did I tell you I am a Puma-sponsored athlete?
One side note and a potential cause for my disqualification in the race. This is what it says in the Hood to Coast handbook:
It is totally unacceptable to litter, urinate or defecate on private property along the course.
Those of you who are regular readers of my blog (all three of you) know that the defecate part of this might be a problem for me. Although, it says you can't poop on private property, like in a 7-11 parking lot, it says nothing about public property, like a country road or something. So I'll probably be okay. Plus, defecting in one's pants is still allowed, right? Your own pants may be private property, but it is your own private property so that's allowed I'm pretty sure.
Anyway done a relay before? Any words of wisdom for this relay virgin?
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Here's me today: a lampshade. Far cry from a fried egg but just about as exciting
So, what was your most mortifying Halloween costume? It can be past or recent. I know there are some doozies out there. Or you could talk about the time you did something really un-PC on accident.
***Ahh man, this is an after post addition - because Graze with Me, who went as Bill Cosby when she was ten years old, reminded me of another totally un-PC costume. 14 years ago I went as Nicole Simpson (full on with a pretend gash in my neck) and my husband went as OJ. Really poor taste.
I often wonder what will be next. You've got your Ironman and your ultras. Now being done on the hottest and coldest places on earth. Distances keep getting longer.
And me? I am happy with my measly marathon. 26.2 miles used to be a really long way to run, after all.Last but not least, thanks to Tara at Colorado Runner for my "lovely" award. She was nice enough to say this about my blog: I couldn't imagine a week without your fart/boob shot humor. I love crude humor. What can I say...that's how I roll. I love crude humor too and I'm guessing whoever I don't scare away must be in agreement.