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"

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Registration for the Goofy Challenge opens at noon today.

I mean, if you're into that sort of thing. Um, not like I know anyone who might be.

Don't be surprised if I'm $320 poorer tomorrow.


  1. Replies
    1. Yup. I was wondering who would call me out on it first...

      I've run the marathon before. Honestly, with NYCM coming in at nearly $250, to get TWO races for $320 isn't outrageous. Mostly I'm interested in doing it as a prelude to training for the Chattanooga Stage Race in May. If this is a terrible experience, then I know I'm fucked for that one and should reconsider. I'm also considering it in lieu of NYCM. Doing a fall marathon this year will mean that I'll be training from June through May - ugh.

      There will not be: costumes; photos of me mid-race; sparkle skirts.

    2. No, the price makes sense for 2 major events and NYCM is just ridic. Your reasoning re: training year and future stage races makes sense, too. It's just... magic kingdom? Princesses? Blargh. Maybe you can wear an ironic sparkle tutu. and a tiara. and maybe wings.

    3. No. No. Nonononononononononono.

  2. You're not pushing me into this, or something, huh? ;)