Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Transit & Tribute

My camera is prone to saying 'change batteries' on most occasions when documenting my exciting endeavors, such as the Eat a Peach Challenge Bike ride I did "with friends" on Saturday. The guys I rode with dropped me a few miles into the 68 mile journey--they opted for the 100 mile ride! Ryan sold me on the affair:

"Are you going to do that Peach Ride on Sat? Sounds right up your alley. They have a farmers market at the finish."

On rare occasions I carry with me a camera with fully charged batteries and HAVE PROOF of, something... oddly enough the following pictures were sent to me via email so it looks like they were not taken on my camera?

So how does a girl without a car get to early morning races without metro accessibility??? Let's consider the Pike's Peek 10k I ran earlier in the year. This is your standard podunk race in suburban MD where Olympians show-up and a 37 something places you in the double digits among the women.

Here I am hailing the SNOWTAXI driven by SNOW, famed author of the stupid blog.

LJ: Snow, can you take me _______?

SNOW: NO! What? Yes.

I'm getting in the gov't contract engineer's "dependable but staid (aka 'bulletproof') Camry that has served SNOW so well for 180,000 miles."
LJ offers SNOW coffee in roomie's SNOWMUG.
I'm hastily compiling and burning PP10k mix CD. Note, this picture was taken before my July trip to California as the Timex Ipod watch is worn on my left wrist. One of LAHP's dogs took a liking to the watch and BURIED IT for safe-keeping in the Harrison-Pataky backyard. I stand by that story no matter what LAHP says...
Here comes the KLIMSLOG portion. At the race, SNOW and I spot the man known as the RED FOX. Jake Klim is the beloved captain/leader/viceroy of the Georgetown Running Company Racing Team.
Here we are, closer. Nice jacket, Klim - guess it only comes in men's sizes.
GRC is very generous is supplying me with running shoes of my choice. When I first joined the team in December, they were short-handed on singlets. Klim had me wear this monstrosity for my first race: the men's white singlet, size extra short. FUN FACT: This picture appeared in the Washington Running Report article covering the Jingle Bell All the Way 10k between the photo of Mayor Fenty and the pic of the woman running in a hot pink Mrs. Claus costume.

...it's also my mini-tribute to the bubble-popping small hands woman from the SNL skit
I'll end on a stupid note--a screenshot of SNOW's work inbox. Yep, that's just stupid.


  1. Your post and that video are freakin hilarious! Thanks :)

  2. I'm still laughing at the singlet photo - nice in itself - even nicer that it appeared between the mayor and Mrs. Claus!

  3. Peach-loading, getting dropped, urban transportation issues, burning pre-race pump-up CDs in the car 15 minutes before arriving at the race, KLIM, Jingle-Bell Runs, and work email inboxes, all in one post. Daresay this is one of the stupider posts of recent times, worthy of a Stupidlitzer or Slootlitzer Prize, along with a few miscellaneous award nominations.
    - "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?" nominee: data-mining a Camry gchat quote from... 6 months ago??
    - "FASHION FOIBLE" nominee: the infamous singlet over red sweater with dangling tiny gloves; how will she outdo herself THIS winter?
    - "SHOUT-OUT EXCELLENCE" nominee: that to "famed" stupidblog (dunk)
    - "WHINY PLEA MISQUOTE" nominee: "Snow, can you take me _______?" More like, "Snoooooow, will you give me a riiiiiide to _______ (and a few other places I won't mention now) pleeeez?"

    DUDE, the SMALL-HANDS, BUBBLE-POPPING LADY CREEPS ME OUT! I'm now afeared of running into LJ around the holidays or in a pink dress. Otherwise, good times! Reads like a children's book, but being the founder, only poster, and one of only 4 elite readers of the StupidBlog (dudethatsjuststupid.blogspot.com, yesssssss, the King of stupid blogs-- where the reader is enlightened into "stupid is good" groupthink-- plug complete), I re-affirm the GTWD blog's status as the Queen Bee of Stupid Journalism. Rest easy and keep on striving for the top of stupidity. Getting there.

    I think you should drop race reports (except those with silly sherpa-drama) in favor of lampoon articles. It's your gift!!!!

  4. I like how you manage to make a post out of all sorts of random stuff stretching all the way back to last December. I might follow that strategy. Like finding the missing sock match a few months later.

  5. Ray, when you post as infrequently as we do, you HAVE to cover months at a time... but yes, continuing story lines are good and keep the readers coming back for MORE. Although, sitemeter suggests otherwise...