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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Rock 'n Roll Marathon

My brother is either a fine athlete or a masochist. I'm thinking that most of y'all would say that he was a well-trained athlete since he worked for months preparing to run 26 miles of his own free will in what I consider to be self-inflicted torture of the worst kind, or what is otherwise known as a marathon.

He says I can do it too. Evidently spending 20+ years in the same house was not enough for this person to know me very well. I guess I could. But running 2 miles the other night about did me in. 24 more? You've got to be kidding me. My knees would forcibly find a way to remove themselves from my body and legally gain independence if I did that to them.

His goal was 4 hours, 30 minutes. (People, for those of us that are like minded, we should all get nauseous at the thought of running for close to 5 hours straight) He came in at 4 hours 3 minutes! Always an over-achiever!

Mom called me periodically during the race - she kept seeing groups of Elivses, bananas and other sorts of costumes on runners. Bands were playing along the raceway and it had a crazy atmosphere all around evidently. That's why they call it the Rock 'n Roll marathon apparently.

1 Remarks:

Anonymous said...

Actually there were runners dressed as Elvis...there were many. In fact they referred to them as ELVI! We also saw Superman, 2 Wonder Women, a tall man dreseed in a tutu, and even a Tarzan running barefoot. They were all fast, you need to be fast if you are going to dress so interestingly. Wish you could have been with us. Love,