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Thursday, November 24, 2005 :::

Turkey Trot

Today I got up at 7am to run 3-point-whatever miles in below-zero-windchill temperatures through the streets of downtown Minneapolis along with my friends and 7,000 other crazy people. It's affectionately called the Turkey Trot. Your reward is a banana at the finish line.

I thought I would be able to keep up with Stacy but she quickly left me in the dust. I finished the race about a minute behind her, and she finished the race in approximately 26 minutes:

For some reason, they gave us all the same racing numbers, which defeated their purpose. It was cold as hell, which I guess you should expect at the end of November in Minnesota:

And it was early. And we had all been up late drinking the night before because we are not very good at proper training or taking things seriously:

And Bert and Ernie were there:

I think it's pretty telling that in Minneapolis we get Sesame Street characters as mascots, but at the NYC Marathon, they get Giant Testicles.

Giant, hairy, happy running testicles. [thanks monkeyface]

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Here in Australia, we get a variety of creatures, including giant sperm.

No testicles, though

By Blogger alivicwil, at 2:15 AM  

who takes all these photos, they're great :)

By Blogger Joshua, at 6:02 AM  

looks like fun, dan! we're moving to mpls in january! YAY!

(i'm totally serious)

By Blogger Honey Bunny, at 7:29 AM  

Did you ever find out what we were running for?

mmmmmm,me from behind....what a great I have decided no amount of cold will inspire me to wear a hat dus to these's pic's...

I really,really hope you had enough fun to do the reindeer run next Saturday.I am going to bug you until you crack you know.

By Blogger Stacy, at 8:04 AM  

You really moving to mpls honey bunny? You will be welcomed warmly.

I take all the pics except for the ones I'm in obviously, where I thrust my camera on anyone unsuspecting and say "Here, take my pic," and then I effortlessly strike a sexy pose.

By Blogger dan, at 12:25 PM  

All you get is a banana?? At my town's Turkey Trot, you get a free t-shirt. Free t-shirts make almost anything worth it for me. Actually, I would not have done it today, considering that it was 18 degrees and snowing, but free t-shirts are great anyways.

By Anonymous Kristen, at 5:26 PM  

Oh you get a t-shirt, too, but I always just figured that was basically what you were paying for when you gave them the $23 participation fee.

By Blogger dan, at 6:33 PM  

Congratulations to all of you! And thanks for clarifying about the running testicles. I saw them go by when I was spectating, but I had no idea what they were. Anyway, the guy in the cow costume totally kicked the ass of the balls.

PS Stacy looks red hot. Especially her ankles!

By Blogger Christine, at 8:13 AM  

Your the best Christine!

By Blogger Stacy, at 9:51 AM  

Is that K-Mack's honey next to her?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:21 PM  

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