Thursday, June 29, 2006

addendum regarding the charles river run

The race photos are in, and so I have proof that the race was wet and I was there:



Notice the baggy knit shorts one would normally associate with sleeping (which is in fact what I had been using them for) rather than running. Also I presume you see how freaking awesome the floppy hat looks.



The woman in blue, btw, is Kathleen the economist from the program who ran with me and therefore had to listen to all my prattle and deal with my various gesticulations to the photographers. Here are the two of us making the brave turn into the chute toward the finish:



Anyway, as the most important thing, if Simpleton or Sal reads this, they will be happy to know I also have photographic proof of my repeat performance of finishing the race by jumping to a stop on the finish line. Check out my astonishing vertical leap:



It really was a good time, and so I'm glad I got out of bed to do it. We've talked now about doing the run for breast cancer in the fall, which would mark my first foray into any kind of philanthropic running. Meanwhile, Sal and I need to figure out if we can find a marathon or half-marathon that is still open for registrants for this fall.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

... AND it was an excellent idea to cover the little round belly with the 270, you sly one.

jeremy said...

I would beseech all those writing JFW fanfiction to leave my stomach out of it.

Teddy Love said...

I was just going to say how absolutely shrunken and skinny you look in that photo ... eat, EAT!

Rhymes With Scrabble said...

You do look very slender in that last photo with your shirt wet through.

eszter said...

Amazing how you can have such huge smiles on your face while doing this! Nice shirt.

Anonymous said...

re: being tired of looking tired in photos: well, despite just rolling out of bed for the run you don't look at all tired in those photographs.

Sister A said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Jeremy! You look awesome!! Love, ya...

dorotha said...

you look a LOT better at the end of this run than you did at the end of the madison one. good work.

congratulations, i suspect, are in order for being the goofiest marathon participant, too. the jump is fantastic.

jeremy said...

re: me not looking so tired... I know, it seems like the thing for me to do to look more refreshed is to run 7 miles, so long as it isn't oppressively warm when I to it.

Anonymous said...

RWS, your comment brings me back to a complaint I've had for a while now: Jeremy's shirts are too big. With a wet shirt, you can see that Jeremy is actually not a large as his shirts would suggest.

Also, a song popped into my head while I was looking at those photos..."Believe is or not, I'm walking on air....." Hee!
JJ

Anonymous said...

Could be that you weren't tired but bored. Have fun.

Rhymes With Scrabble said...

JJ: You're right, but who are we to criticize the strategies Jeremy chooses to deter predators?

Anonymous said...

dude, you make running look like it's the absolute bestest funnest thing in the whole world to do.