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Friday, February 25, 2005 :::

Fit as a Fiddle

Two weeks ago, when I still had my health and when I had no idea the flu was in my future, I ran a 5K around Lake Harriett with K-Mack, Cherry Nut, J-Walk, and Wombat. Every day since, I have checked the website to see if the race photos were posted, and finally my wish has come true. Of course there are none of me. Figures. I'm sorta in the background of this one, though:

I had to comb through 650 photos just to find that crappy one. It's at the finish line. I ran the whole way without stopping, I'm proud to say. For a while I was stuck next to some dumb broad who proclaimed she would not be "giving it up" to "Ethan" on Valentine's Day if she couldn't do it with a "new diamond" on her finger. Then she said that everyone thinks she looks 28, but she's really 40. So I took a good peek. Trust me, she looked 40. So after enduring her for a third of the race, I kicked it into high gear just so I wouldn't have to listen to her every vapid thought. So I guess I should credit her for my short finish time.

Anyway, 5Ks are fun. Anything longer than a 5K is just plain crazy talk. Count me out.

See also: K-Mack ; J-Walk ; Cherry Nut

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Congrats on your 5K finish! And you may THINK that's all you want to run, but one day you'll get the fever and you'll find yourself running a whole damn marathon. It happened to me -- and I'm the LAST person anyone would ever suspect of being a jock.

You've been warned.

By Blogger Jake, at 5:28 PM  

I love how the lovely K-mack is getting smacked down by the octegenarian (#51) in front of her who doesn't even look like she's breathing hard! Come on, you can pass her, K!!!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:41 PM  

How in the hell did you find that pic.

I think you may be the most diligent picture looker upper I've ever seen.

Congrats, I feel bad keeping you out so late the night prior. I hope that had nothign to do with your current ailment.

By Blogger BigDubb, at 11:26 PM  

I love the idea of *healthy* Dan.It bothers me hearing about your scheduled taco bell visits.
This post puts me in a good mood.I ran a 5k for the week I was skinny.I loved it,now I can run for 5 minutes before the excessive jiggling gets steps.

By Blogger Stacy, at 9:06 AM  

I would never have recognized that sliver of you because you are not smiling the trademarked planet dan smile. Or is it the lack of hair product that makes you look so different? That guy in front of you looks kind of like a poor man's Martin Sheen, doesn't he? A really poor man... I guess I'm just bad with faces.

Love K-Mack's red and black running ensemble!

By Blogger Christine, at 4:24 PM  

I thought for sure that the man in front was Martin Sheen. I wasn't so certain about the "other" guy though- Dan who? Anyways, good for you for getting all healthy and shit- be carefull it can get out of hand. Before you know what hit you, you will be drinking shakes and running Marathons. Don't say you weren't warned.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:06 PM  

Your hair is all matted down gross. Oh & Taco Bell is really good on the way home from the bar. You can't even tell its not real meat.

By Blogger hot babe, at 9:51 PM  

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