dirt in the skirt

It’s been a hectic few weeks around here, and I’m woefully behind on posting anything. I’m also behind on my flickr “obligations.” All I can say is it’s a good thing I’ve given up on facebook or else I’d really be in the hole.

I’ve been traveling a lot for work, including an eight day stint in Sucktown, USA (Cleveland, OH to most). I was able to get home for a weekend, which included running the second SLC Dirty Dash at Soldier Hollow. Last year we ran the 10K DD as prisoners. This year we ran the 5K as hula dancers. The 5K was a much better experience since the obstacles were condensed into the shorter course…it just made it more fun all around. Once again, we got very muddy and had a blast doing it.

My only complaint with the Dirty Dash continues to be the race support. It’s $45 to run a 5K, which is pretty steep. There were two water stations over the course (an improvement over the two stations for the entire 10K), but the second station was completely abandoned with no cups and no water. I realize we were in the last wave of the day, but we paid the same $45 the earlier participants paid, and it seems to me the organizers should plan accordingly. Definitely a fail on this one.

After the weekend I was back in Sucktown for a couple days, then home for one night before leaving early in the morning to drive with a friend to Ann Arbor, MI. Monica is starting her residency there, and I agreed to drive out with her. We covered more than 1600 miles in two days, and I learned the following:

  1. Nebraska is flat
  2. Iowa is flat
  3. Illinois is flat
  4. Indiana is flat AND full of Jesus freaks
  5. Michigan is the mecca of strip clubs and porn shops

Monica was safely deposited at her new home in Ann Arbor, and I flew home Saturday afternoon. I hardly recognize it here since I’ve been gone so much. And, the dogs are probably wondering, “Who the hell is this guy?”

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One response to “dirt in the skirt

  1. There’s nothing worse than a disorganized race. You work so hard to get through it and the organizers don’t hold up their end of the bargain. Sucky. Like Sucktown.

    However, that picture is awesome and it looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Mud runs do have a sort of charm to them, don’t they?

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