Song: I Ran (So Far Away)
Artist: A Flock of Seagulls
Album: A Flock of Seagulls (1982)
In honor of the Blessing of the Fleet (and beer tent) I HAD to have a song with run/ran in it. Just learned this fun fact from wikipedia. Did you know The Blessing of the Fleet is a tradition that began centuries ago in Mediterranean fishing communities. The practice is predominantly Catholic and a blessing from the local priest was meant to ensure a safe and bountiful season. Did you know that? Also almost went w/ the Proclaimers 500 miles, another one hit wonder about running, but love this song so much more, had to go w/ Flock of Seagulls.
P.S. Here's a little Friday bonus... photos of me from the Blessing in 2009. It sucks because I'm stupid and didn't do my bib correctly so I never officially finished it because I ripped off the part you're supposed to hand in at the end so they said I had to give my entire bib if I wanted to be official. Fuck that I wanted to keep that shit (big ups to Al Don for giving me a bib with a 58 in it!!) and it is still up on my bulletin board to this day.
I just say I ran in it in an hour 40 which equals a 10 minute mile pace. I did finish around there which isn't even that good but nobody will ever know the actual time. I guess I'll just have to run it again someday. I lost a ton of weight this year but still not in good enough shape to run in this year, hopefully will make my long awaited return in 2017.
Gotta stretch before a big race. Even though this was taken in front yard at least an hour before the race started. Gotta stay limber.
So fucking awkward.
All sweaty and disoriented at the finish line. I did actually bust my ass on a curb shortly after finishing the race. I was DEAD. Also this picture reminds me of that Mr. Krab meme cause it's blurry AF.
Young Doz at the finish line eating my lips apparently.