Friday, April 29, 2016

beer before liquor, finish quicker

It's the start of the outdoor running season, and I was feeling great about two back-to-back races a few weekends ago. I maintained a decent time on a trail race in Squamish, and the next day I beat my Sun Run time by a full five minutes. I was feeling great about that, until I spoke to a friend who beat my time by ten minutes, and did the race horribly hungover. As he told me, he spent the majority of the race consciously clenching his anus to avoid crapping his shorts.

I know I shouldn't compare myself to others, and I have a lot of athletic friends who beat my time every year. But I can't not be jealous of this guy. It's an impressive feat of athleticism. They should really have a separate category, or even a full event for people like that. And they should call it the Sun Runs.