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Hubby (left) and Oscar (goofy) after the race
- In our 'gift-bag' race-sponsor thing we were handed before the race, there was a roll of toilet paper. We were a bit nervous, this being our first race, about what goes on between mile-markers. Then we saw the attached banner: "wipe out colon cancer."
- An 80-year-old man ran with us. Actually, he might have been closer to 100. His beeping-monitor-of-some-sort is the reason my mom and I finished as fast as we did (which was not fast). That's right - every time we heard Tick-Tock Croc gaining on us, we sped it up - my mother was NOT having that guy finish before her. I didn't care so much about him, but having my mom beat me would have been another story entirely.
- My brother, who finished 22nd out of 405 over-all and 3rd in his age group for his first race ever (yay Oscar!), passed one particular girl and swears she cough-yelled, "Jack-a**!" at him.
- After the race, there were a lot of people walking around, including one interesting, um, person, pictured below. At first, we thought it was a man dressed up like a Grumpy Fairy, but after careful reevaluation (i.e. blatant staring), I'm 90% sure it's a woman who was not dressed up for fun. It was very cold, and he/she was having trouble walking, so what he/she was doing at the race is still a mystery. 5. Lesson learned: 20 minutes on a treadmill one time 3 months before the race? Does not constitute preparation.