After the last race ended, we began a new race with two parts. Part 1: most miles over 30 days wins. Part 2: fastest 3 mile run. All I can say about part 1 is wow. Shannon Sewell destroyed us all. She came in first place with 139.59 miles! No joke, no typo. I’m getting tired just looking at the number. In comparison, second place was 63 miles. Congrats, Shannon! I would make some sort of comment about how I am going to take you DOWN next time… but that was pretty extreme… so I’ll just have to refrain from any smack talk for the time being for fear of not being able to deliver.
Fred Egan was in first place for part two for 29 days out of 30… and then, a last minute surprise… After being completely decimated by Shannon in part 1, I decided to give 200% effort to try to win part 2. I figured it would be pointless since I am incredibly slow. But I thought maybe I’d have a chance if I used a treadmill on high speed, and made that force me to go faster. On the last night of the race, I headed to the gym and tested out my theory. Ignoring all of the signs that tell you how important it is to stop if you feel dizzy or nausea, I pushed through anyway and was able to just barely take the top spot. I was more sore than I’ve ever been for almost an entire week, and felt sick for three full days… needless to say, I won’t be attempting that again for a long time! Congrats, Fred, for leading the entire month, and props to your speed! –Without a treadmill to help move my legs, I wouldn’t even have been close. I would probably have passed out on the side of the road after half a mile and still be laying there, recovering.
Everyone else who participated, good job all around and I look forward to the next race–I have barely walked 5 feet since it ended because I have no one to compete with. Let’s get this thing rolling!