Strange. I thought we ran a race together last April. I looked for you for three hours and 37 minutes, though, and could never find you.
That wasn't my finger. And yes, I plan to keep repeating that joke. It just never stops being funny.
The Year of the Monkey
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
I looked at your profile pic and I'm pretty sure I've never seen you. Makes sense because a 3:37 marathon means you're probably on your way home by the time I finish if we've ever ran the same races. I ran the CMM in 2007, but just did the half this year.
In your pic - is that an electronic musical device you're wearing? I started a "virtual" riot on the Striders board before I did my first marathon (back in 2007) by simply asking if ipods were allowed. It's not a big deal to me, but some people are extremely emotional about it.
Candice, JK is running the Tupelo Marathon the day before Franklin Classic (right JK?). He will be in no shape to run the Franklin Classic.
So naturally, he will run both races.
What makes the Tupelo marathon so tough? I grew up in Aberdeen (about 35 miles from Tupelo), but I didn't do this running nonsense back then. I'm guessing the heat & humidity make it a little rough, but are there hills?
BTW - I was just trying to find someone to tell me it's ok to wear an Ipod. I started doing training runs with one when I first started, but when I found out it may put me out of the "money", I stopped running with one. Turns out there's other factors that put me out of the "money" - things like time and distance, that kind of thing.
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I didn't think Tupelo was so bad, it starts at 5 a.m. so H/H are minimized. Bring a flashlight. Just the right amount of rolling hills IMHO. Great shirts--"Trample the weak, hurdle the dead"
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