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  • Posted on March 14, 2010 at 11:06 pm

I did my first 10K race yesterday–in costume–and did not die. Sadly, I lost the movie division of the costume contest to a pair of Oompa Loompas.

Because I did not die, I thought a reward of some sort was in order. So I finally got Rabbids Go Home. This is a stupid, stupid game, but it’s stupid in the good way. For about the entire first half-hour or so I played, I did not stop laughing at the Rabbids and their perpetual “HURRR” faces and the fact that they attack people by yelling “BWAAAAH” at them and knocking their clothes off and at the occasional FMV break when you pick up a thing and the Rabbids play with it for a bit before the game resumes. The basset hound is my favorite of these.

I’m having way too much fun painting clothes on Rabbids, putting silly things on their heads, rearranging their faces by slapping them around with a big foam glove, and slamming them around inside the Wiimote. Also there’s the Rabbids Channel, which is sort of like the Check Mii Out Channel except with Rabbids.

I has a shiny

  • Posted on January 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Just around the first turn, there was an Elvis impersonator cheering us on in proper Kingly fashion along with a boy of about 10-12–who was also an Elvis impersonator.

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  • Posted on November 21, 2009 at 11:39 am

It was cold and raining and most of the last mile was on dirt roads (or, more accurately today, mud roads) and my right shin has been aching in a way that makes me a little nervous lately… and I still managed to shave a full minute off my 5K time.

Also this race gave out a very nice tech tee.

Race for the Cure Pictures:

  • Posted on October 21, 2009 at 9:14 pm

I has some.

Videos: I has a couple of those too.

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  • Posted on October 3, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Or maybe not so much goal #3: 42:06.

I saw 44:someodd on the big shiny clock as I finished, but had no idea what my chip time actually was because a) I did not even think about my stopwatch-equipped watch until like mile 2, where I promptly glanced at said watch and went “d’oh” and b) the calm and leisurely procession to the actual start line after the horn went off felt like somewhere between two minutes and fifteen years, sometimes both at once.

Also I forgot to mention the dude in the kilt. Because there was a dude running in a kilt.

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  • Posted on October 3, 2009 at 12:19 pm

So I ran a 5K this morning, and it was fucking awesome. I don’t know what my exact time was, as we left pretty much immediately after I snarfed up a bottle of water and a banana and they don’t have the results posted yet, but I’m fairly sure I finished under 40 minutes, which was goal #3. Goals #1 and #2 were “finish” and “not finish dead-ass last,” respectively, and there were plenty of blue bibs cruising along behind me so hey.

Also, for future reference: a tenth of a mile is a lot shorter than I thought. I passed the 3-mile marker, went “okay here we go time to start kicking for the finish line and–o shits what are the chip mats doing all the way back here? …oh lol n/m”

…I got up very early and it’s possible that I was not entirely coherent at that point, okay

Anyway, it is done, I lived, it was actually not bad at all, the volunteers were wonderful, the spectators were wonderful, the other runners were wonderful, and there was a guy dressed up as a knight riding a flamingo ahead of me.


  • Posted on July 18, 2009 at 12:20 pm

And I’m signed up for the EP5K! \o/

…in case y’all think I might have been exaggerating my worries of not getting to register before the damn thing sold out: the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Half Marathon, which the EP5K goes with, both had caps of 11,000. Yes, eleven thousand dudes in each.

Remember: the 5K has a cap of 4,500.

When I went to sign up–just a little over 24 hours after registration had opened, mind you–the marathon was down to 1,850 spots and the half was sold the hell out.

But it’s all good! …well, except that they don’t mail packets and I’m going to have to bribe someone to schlep me downtown to pick mine up, but whatever. \o/