I am laughing my ass off. I thought I had seen all the photos from my run with Stage One of the TransRockies Run with Dean Karnazes, but somehow I missed this one (found it on-line yesterday while going through photos from the race):
Here’s why I love it. Dean’s bicep.
Forget that I just finished running 4 hours and 35 minutes with one of the worlds’ most recognized runners as my partner (see? we have matching bibs). Forget that this was the hardest run I’ve ever experienced (2,700 feet of elevation gain over 21 miles on trails in 90 degree heat).
That stinking vein could end wars and establish world peace. That vein could cure cancer and pay off the deficit.
Funny thing is, it appears he is looking at his veiny bicep and saying, “Whew! Check out that muscle,” when in reality (because I was there, remember me, I’m in the picture too) he is saying, “Whew! We’re done! Congrats!”
There is also this one, but not nearly as good:
So, sign ups are underway for this year's TransRockies Run (August 2011). Gore-Tex will send anyone who is interested a free DVD from 2010 as long as you have not run the race before . Want one? Click HERE for info.
This race is not for the faint of heart (6 days, 115 miles over the Colorado Rockies), but it is the experience of a lifetime. Even if you don’t get to run alongside a vein.
Did you see Sarah Palin interviewed by Barbara Walters last night? She told Barbara she was reading a great book about an Ultramarathoner, Dean Karzose (Karzose, Karnazes – close). Made me laugh.
Living in memories ‘til I can run again,