On I went, out of the wood, passing the man leading without knowing I was going to do so. Flip-flap, flip-flap, jog-trot, jog-trot, curnchslap-crunchslap, across the middle of a broad field again, rhythmically running in my greyhound effortless fashion, knowing I had won the race though it wasn't half over, won it if I wanted it, could go on for ten or fifteen or twenty miles if I had to and drop dead at the finish of it, which would be the same, in the end, as living an honest life like the governor wanted me to. -Alan Sillitoe, "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"

Sunday, July 31, 2011


Register for the Flying Monkey Marathon with me.

The race is on 20 November in Nashville, TN.

Registration opens tomorrow (Monday) morning at 8am CST. Last year, registration was only open for 32 minutes. You will have fun. I will be doing it. You should do it, too.


  1. One of the few! Normal registration closed in 4 minutes this year! Why am I doing this to myself a second year in a row, I don't know!

  2. This race scares me. And now. So do you.

  3. I'm in! I must have typed fast. Let's hope I can run that fast.