Why? Because I'm now a star of Runner's World since I'm such an amazingly awesome runner.
OK, maybe it's just a random picture from a race, but whatever.
After a long day of painting (painting a vaulted ceiling no less, if you want more f-bombs dropped in one day, try to paint a damn vaulted ceiling - with $57/gallon paint no less. Paint that you bought trusting that someone's handwritten label on an old, dried up can of paint they left in the foreclosed upon house. Paint you bought just hoping the paint color would be an exact match to cover the nasty, dirty ceiling to avoid a lot of neat trim work only to realize it was not the exact color and you could have used the $15/gallon regular ceiling paint instead), I was wasting time on Facebook.
A friend posted a 'Great picture in Runner's World!' message to me? Umm...huh? What in the world are you talking about? She said there was a picture of me in the October issue from Freedom's Run marathon. My copy happened to be in the mail stack from that day but I had not flipped through it yet. Initially, I was nervous anticipating some picture from the 'Here's What to Avoid Looking Like in a Marathon' article or something. In the end, it wasn't too bad but I am very happy I had some advance notice because just flipping through a magazine and seeing some random picture of yourself would be even more freaky. In seriousness, that marathon is my favorite, enough that I've run it twice so far and it really is a race others should check out.
Add this latest press to the photo shoot from last week for Hagerstown magazine, the most recent feature in the local newspaper and word from another local publication that they'll be featuring you in October and well, I'm ready to just make this a full time gig and my ego will be huge soon.
I mean I've already been hanging out with Bart Yasso and Scott Jurek this year.
|Or, in reality, I live in small town that has a cool road runners club|
|Or, I live in a small town but there's lots of runners and ultra runners and cool races around|
Plus, I've been running races and winning cash awards and trophies.
|There were probably more prizes than attendees to this race|
|I took out young children, walkers and strollers at this fun run/walk 5K to win some dog food|
|I will ignore my dog who likes like she will bite you because I need to admire this sweet plastic trophy I won at this animal shelter 5K|
This barely running and having it pay off gig if awesome. Too bad, it's all just been about low race attendance, chance and the fact that this little running with shelter dogs thing is actually a pretty damn good idea and there has to be someone behind it to talk about it at times.
Everyone who knows me realizes this Buzzfeed captures my personality the most and I'd really like to avoid all of it, but sometimes it is good to break out of your comfort zone when it's for a good cause.