Sunday, September 13, 2009 :::
This weekend was the James Page Blubber Run, which for those of you who don't know is a 5k race that winds through downtown Minneapolis and encourages runners to stop and chug a beer at the halfway point. The event organizers also encourage participants to wear costumes, but in my opinion, running five kilometers is torture enough even without the chafing heat of a rubber mask or the added weight of foam padding. So I just wore matching socks and wristbands to show my pep.
Some people really get into it, though. Some of my favorites:
An easter peep, a gurney replete with doctors and a chubby man nurse, my happy coworker, and a bag of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans.
Hugh and the Girls Next Door.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Which is ironic because I couldn't keep up with them. They beat me to the finish.
I think it's strange the E! channel had such a strong showing this year. I also tried desperately to get a picture of the man in the Rainbow Bright costume, but he proved to be elusive. You can see all of my Blubber Run pics here.
As for the race itself, it was hard and it was hot and it sucked. I'm all for getting dressed up and going out for a beer, but why do people always gotta throw a 5k into the middle of everything? I can barely even walk today. Which I suppose is not unusual after a day of drinking, but still.
::: posted by dan at 10:40 PM :: [ link ] :: (4) comments
4 previous comments:
Is it odd that it's called the 5K race instead of the 3 mile race? (Australian perspective:)I didn't know anywhere in the US measured in kms.
By , at 2:20 AM
er - the kardashian pic is a repeat of hef and the girls.
By , at 3:30 PM
ack! fixed. Sorry.
By dan, at 5:18 PM
Isn't tomorrow your blogaversary? You still have 3 posts left.... you better get posting.
By me, at 6:17 PM
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