So it's nearing the end of 2009. This year started off with so much potential until I took to barefoot/minimalist running a little too hard and fast resulting in being sidelined for over 16+ weeks with a stress fracture in my left foot.
Oh well. Them's the breaks (pardon the pun).
Instead of reflecting on the disappointing race year because of my injury, I wanted to take the time to reflect on some of the 'lighter' side of running. The following are race pics/videos that for their own reasons, failed to 'make the cut' in my posts. But since it's nearing the end of the year I figured I'd now share them with you, my running friends. Enjoy!
Trail running in Sandstone Canyon.
What a rugged trail runner I am. Check out how delicately I deal with the stream crossing.
I dunno why but when I realized later that I posed in front of a sign that said "Oriental", it cracked my shit up.
When race photos go bad.
Lori, Ryan, Danica and Sara having a laugh at my expense for tracking my weight daily back in March (yes, I was trying to get down in weight at one point).
Post-race pho (Malibu Creek 50K) with commentary by Ryan the Hawaiian and me making love to some tripe thing.
Taken from the LA Marathon. I promised my cousin I wouldn't post this. Then I realized he doesn't know about this blog.
Ultra stud Evan following his CR win at Sycamore Canyon looking like someone nearby ripped a good one.
Comedy duo Ryan the Hawaiian and Lori the morning after their Old Goat 50 mile adventure.
Me looking a little too Access Hollywood/Nancy O'Dell-ish at Pat's Run earlier this year.
My nephew Joshua, the budding trail runner.
Me running down Westridge Fireroad. Nothing too exciting here.
Picture fail at SFM (with Aron and Danica).
..and now, I present to you the rest of the videos from my Skyline to the Sea debacle that saw the cutting room floor but in retrospect I wish I'd included somewhere.
Where are all the runners?
Famous last words...
So to recap: I got lost, made fun of, and injured in 2009. But I like to think that no one laughs at themselves better than I do.
Ok folks - thanks for reading (and watching). Let's hope 2010 goes a little better than it this year!