What an intense week! The race started on Monday night at midnight, and I would have expected it would have taken a couple of weeks at least for someone to get 30 miles, but by Thursday morning it was already over. I know the suspense is killing you, so I’ll ease it for you. Here is the winner!
At first glance, I know you’re all thinking “Oh my gosh, I’ve seen that guy before, it’s the man of steel… unfair, nobody else ever had a chance.” But if you’ll stop and take a closer look, you’ll actually see that it’s just me. About 21 years ago. Hey, I should have put that as one of my 8 facts a few posts ago. I went through about 3 or 4 of those shirts when I was that age because I kept wearing them out. I wore one every day for a year probably (belt included). I got in trouble once for wearing it to my kindergarten class. Interestingly enough, the day I snuck to school with my shirt under my regular shirt, some other kid came in and rips open his shirt to reveal his Superman costume. So then I run up to him rip open mine and show that I’m Superman as well. Then one or two other kids see this, and quickly run over and rip open their shirts and we’ve got 4 Supermen running around all day. One of the other kids had a cape. I wasn’t able to sneak in my cape. I thought “next time… I will have a cape… oh yes… next time.”
What was I talking about? Oh yes, the race. Everyone who sent words of encouragement, thank you so much! It really helped out, and something else that really helped out was some of the other people that were racing and kept pushing me to go further long past when I would have stopped on my own. One of the biggest thanks goes out to Jasmine Star from Orange County, CA, who ALSO woke up on Thursday morning with the intention to win. She ran 10 miles and hit 30 probably not even an hour after I did!! Another thanks goes out to Shannon Sewell from Vancouver, WA. She continually pushed the bar and kept me going also. In fact, it was when she passed the 20 mile mark on Wednesday night that I realized that I had to go ahead and hit 30 as soon as possible because someone else (probably Jasmine, I thought) would be crazy enough just like me to do it. Also, a big thanks to Fred Egan from Dallas, TX for coming up with the idea of the race to begin with. Aside from feeling slightly sick today, and having bruised feet, overall I feel better than I have in a long time. Perhaps we can somehow keep this going on a regular basis… maybe not quite so intense!
Now we come to the part where I ask for help from YOU**! If all goes according to plan, it seems as though I have some iTunes gift certificates coming my way. We hardly ever listen to the radio anymore, so I couldn’t tell you anything new that’s any good. So help me spend this money! How about some suggestions as to what new/old/whatever music we should check out? Leave some comments below… And thanks again, everyone!
**YOU: If you are reading this right now, by “you” I actually do mean YOU.