Monday, July 21, 2008

Oh give me a home, where the horseflys swarm

On Saturday, I ran in the Xterrra Antelope Island 12K. I thought that because I was running on Antelope Island I would be able to see some really interesting wildlife. For the record, I didn't see any buffaloes roaming, nor any deer and antelope playing. I did, in fact, hear more than a seldom discouraging word when I was running up the hills. There was an article about the race in the paper, and this is what the race organizer said about the hills: "You can actually run all the way, but you've got to be a stud. It's steep enough most people will probably power hike it." I don't want to imply anything, but I didn't have to walk at all. Okay, I'm lying. I did have to walk about a hundred yards, and I was trying really hard to imply something there.

I'd like to give some shout-outs to a few things that made it possible for me to finish the race. Thanks to my "pump-it" sweat band and to my mother-in-law for giving it to me. Kudos to my Key Bank t-shirt for not chafing my nipps. And a final gracias to the Flo Rida song " Low" for getting me through that last, tough hill (it was a free download, alright?). But seriously, how can you get more motivational than inspired lyrics such as: "I was just like a clover, shorty was hot like a toaster." I mean, really, you can't top that. That is some well-crafted musical prose.

Look how cute my little family is.


Janet said...

You are so right. Darling family, and cool headband, too.

Adam and Cara Rigby said...

Way to go Bran! That's awesome, a really cool accomplishment. And, your fam is pretty cute :)

Matt said...

It's so awesome that you write exactly how you talk. I can totally hear you saying this out loud.

Oh, and the verification word in order to post is "oilshdjz," which would be worth a lot of points in Scrabble.