Monday, September 20, 2010

I'm not gonna say it again


I would just like to state for the record that I am not going to talk about what a nut my husband is.  He is a passionate athlete and I see no reason to make fun of him for the crazy athletic endeavors for which he chooses to participate.  I mean really, if the man wants to push his body to the limit against all odds and natural opposition (think mosquitoes, blistering heat, thorns and such) for "fun" then I am all for it.




By the way, this is not Razor.  Just some other weirdo runner on another team.


 

Far be it from me to judge.  I mean, if these poor souls voluntarily entered a 200+ relay race and then were so tired they felt the need to sleep in a parking lot then so be it.  It is a free country.



Just don't ever think that maybe someday I'll join you.  Cause I won't.

-dana


24 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

amen! although, it's nice to know your hubs is more crazy than mine, lol :) Mine is more the 1/2 marathon or 100 mile bike ride kind of crazy, so not to the level of relay races

HomespunHeidi said...

Oh my! I ran long distances for years and years but never at this level. I think showing your support in photos is quite enough.

Ann-Marie said...

Mine is actually considering a relay that goes across the state! I think he is nuts.

EG said...

A friend of ours did it last weekend - my husband wants to do it next year.

amylouwho said...

at least you were there to cheer him on. I'm having a hard time walking my kids to school.

Blue Is Bleu said...

Oh good grief... 208 miles... *shudder*

My dad used to run full marathons and none of us would ever join him because we're not completely insane lol I run on my treadmill, end of story!

DeeRoo said...

I'll stick to Zumba!;P

Kelle said...

Ido envy those who have such willpower, but NOT I!

My Dad is 72 and just all of the sudden decided he was going to run a 5K( with about a weeks training and he was NOT in shape!), well in his age group he took 5th. So he signs up for another, allowing a month or so to train and get into shape, darned if he didn't take 2nd place, running against all ages and gender. This past weekend, two weeks after his 2nd lace finish he ran a 10K and guess what.... got 2nd again with a total of 200 other runners in that race and the thing he was most excited abotu was the fact that he beat his best time by 11 minutes Whoot, whoot!

My back would never allow running, I can't even ride a horse anymore or I live in pain for weeks*sigh*

Thanks for posting and way to go TEAM!
Blessings,
Kelle

sarah, rsm said...

WOW! that's about all i can say ... besides GO, RAZOR! did i say wow!?

Cinnamon*Sticks Boutique said...

We do love our hubbies despite of their crazy antics. ;)
Hugs!

LISA said...

Does he run this whole thing?
How long does this take?
And Dana, I won't be joining him or any other runner doing this. The guy it the hat?...how fitting.

Christy said...

200 miles??? Running??? No thanks!!!

Michelle said...

I am so glad to know I am not the only one. My hubby did the Seattle to Portland ride - 200 miles in 2 days on a bicycle, 3 times!!!! Insanity I say, just plain insanity. But I will support him, I just won't do it. I AM NOT CRAZY.

Heidi said...

We have a 50 mile relay race in my neck of the woods. I ran a leg of it one year, but it was only about 3 miles :) There are people who run the whole thing by themselves though. I take my hat off to them, but it is not something that I could do.

alice said...

What a giggle. I'm not sure I would make it a whole mile. Maybe when it cools off.
Thanks for the laughter!!!!!
L,A-

Elissa said...

that dude in the hat is freakin awesome. i love people with a passion for stuff like that... but, yeah, you couldn't pay me to do it.

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corinnea said...

Oh no, me neither. I admire the drive in others that makes them partake in things like marathons and triathlons or even walking extraordinary distances, but I am not one of them. I'll go for walking kind of a long ways but I won't ever run. at. all.

mommymae said...

hey! that half-naked cowboy stole my outfit!!

i'm doing a very similar relay in february. the ragnar del sol here in AZ is 200 miles with 12 people. i've done 80 miles with 8 people, but this is a definite step up.

good for them!

Kim said...

Yeah but he's so fit.......:0)
that can't be hard to take!
And look at his smile......he's having fun!

Happy Sewing

momawake said...

That sleeping in the parking lot, that would be me after only a mile or two.

COFFEE & MORPHINE said...

!!!! Howdy! Big B-I-G hat! :) Love it...or not!!! :D

susan@tickledpaisley said...

I just found your blog from Gina's - I had to comment on this post - your comments are so funny...as is the half-naked cowboy runner dude. oh my.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Great post, I hate a donut while reading it. Moving on to sit at the sewing machine for 7,000 hours. Yup I'm good with that.

Pat