Tuesday already? Aack! I had a super busy weekend and had a conference to attend yesterday in Orlando. I am back in the office today and will be intermittently reading all of your fabulous blogs.
Fortunately, I made it back yesterday in time for some good ‘ol Gangster Hills. The Gangster Hills were about as gangster as Boris & Natasha yesterday and I gave them what for! PFunk and I completed 8 without a whole lot of trouble. Sure I was tired and sure it was about 10 degrees cooler than last week, but I am still pretty proud of myself. (B.o.B.: 1, Gangster Hills: 0)
As I was running I was trying to decide what to write for today’s post. I think that I must have been psychically connected to some members of the BRA* because they totally wrote a post for me! Yes, you can call me Miss Cleo.
What’s even more exciting is that it’s a list. You all know how I love a list. So without further ado, I present:
The BRA’s Top 10 Reasons Phidippides Died
10. Did not take any Gu’s, G2, Gatorade, Ecaps, or Gels
9. No body glide.
8. Sandals did not provide arch support.
7. Ate raw meat before his run instead of pasta.
6. Did not have a Coach, therefore could not follow The Plan.
5. Garmin sundial did not work on a cloudy day.
4. Ran too hard trying to get a BQ (Babylonia Qualifier in those days).
3. His pace card was a heavy, stone tablet.
2. Ran in battle armor instead of Under Armor.
1. Headlamp was a torch – kept lighting his hair on fire.
Feel free to add your own in the comments. Have a great day peeps.
* Special thanks to Coach EK, Navy Steve, Coach Tom, and PFunk.
What I want to know is who was in charge of the water stops?
I hate to be "that" guy, but #8 is debatable since studies have shown that running barefoot or in a thin soled shoe/sandal can actually improve and strengthen the arch. Phidippides likely had arches of steal.
AHAHA! O Miss Cleo! Your list is comedic genius! My boss totally shot me a weird look as I laugh at my desk! I guarantee you Phidippides didn't have any nip guards…yeeh.
LOL! AWESOME! I LOVE IT!!!
It probably didn't help that he ran 150 miles in two days over mountainous terrain. I think it's cool that they now hold the annual Spartathlon, a 246 km ultramarathon race ran between Athens and Sparta that retraces his footsteps. (http://www.spartathlon.gr/main.php)
I'm thinking the race director was a bit of a tyrant. Ba-da-bump.
So help me figure out how to read and search for other blogs….can't figure it out….??? Funny top 10
Shouldn't that be Gantsta? Nice shutout, even on tired legs.
I love the Babylonia qualifier.
I love the Garmin sundial. Hee.
Ha, great list! What would we do without modern technology and research?!
You have a delightful blog here! That's a great list!
LOL! Too funny! I'm glad someone else wastes time blogging at work.
Running that much without bodyglide– ouuuch! He probably had no nipples left!
Love the post!
Haha!! #1 is my favorite!
very, very funny. Thanks for the laugh! 🙂
You are freakin' hilarious! Loving your post.
…because he hit a wall…literally! haha!
I am totally there with the lack of Body Glide.
And I noticed one of your friends is PFunk. I'm going to go see George Clinton and Parliment Funkdaleic (PFunk) here in L.A. later this month! Cool!
It's a fact that marathon results have improved over the years. It makes perfect sense that the first result was death.
It can be great when someone else writes the post you want to write.
I invariably think up what I will be writing about during a run. By the time I get home, have taken a shower, have had diner and am ready to type my post, I have usually forgotten all my ideas.
hahaha. awesome list. the top 5 were realllly good! i couldn't pick a fav!
LOL! Yeah, that torch, plus the wrong armor, and lack of gatorade, he probably keeled over from the heat alone, right?
His high fat diet…all that sheep.
he simply died of disapointment… because all the finisher medals were gone…