12.10.2006

I'm In Pain

I'm proud to announce that I didn't die and successfully completed my first half marathon this morning. (Although, as the clip above indicates, I will never be able to prove it since I will forever be remembered as "Barron Green" in the official records. Question: How does that happen when I'm the one that entered my name in the registration system?). Time: 2:02.43. Pace per mile: 9:22. Sore? You bet. Observations: - 13.11 miles is a long way - I really got light headed on the last three miles - When I passed the 8 mile mark, I realized I was now running a longer distance than I ever had in my life. A very odd feeling for a middle aged white guy. - Very interesting: 4,570 people participated in the half marathon of which 2,501 were female and 2,069 were males - There were a lot of those women that passed my by - Several times I thought to myself, "Hey, now!" - The event started at the American Airlines Center and you can't believe the amount of construction going on around it - The race began by winding us through Uptown. I ran right by an apartment I lived in exactly 20 years ago (at a rate of $350 a month) - The race is a huge event for those just watching - neighborhoods were lined with people cheering us on and holding signs. - My favorite signs: "Run Forest Run!" and one with a picture of Borat reading: "You run far. Niiiiiice." - The homes in the Turtle Creek area were amazing. The homes on Swiss Avenue were older but beautiful. - After the race, the AAC was opened up with free fruit, yogart, and (oddly) pizza. But that's not as odd as the free beer stand - There is absolutely no way in the world I could complete a full marathon

27 comments:

and your point is? said...

Good job, Barron!

anonymouse said...

HEY NOW! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CONGRATS B!

mzchief said...

Yippppeeeee!

Barry LIVES!

Congrats to Barron!

*;)

Anonymous said...

You did register using an Apple now, didn't you.

mzchief said...

To anonyNOTHING 5:16...

*OTFLOLHysterically*

You are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT Apples tend to be rotten to the core.
*;)

Anonymous said...

We all know who the suck-ups are now, don't we?

mzchief said...

To anonyNOTHING 5:49...

*LOL*
You know IT!
Mouse and I are ALL about being "suck-ups".

Peace at ANY Price!

*LOL*

greta said...

Good for you Barry! You'll never know if you can complete a full marathon unless you try. You've come this far, haven't you?

Anonymous said...

I'm with Greta.

Hey, not bad for a middle ager.

Go Barron!

Anonymous said...

Kinda like Barron Trump

Coach Willie said...

Good job Barry. I just did my 10th half this fall. It gets easier. I agree with you, no full marathon for me.

Coach Willie said...

Good job Barry. I just did my 10th half this fall and I can tell you it gets easier. But I agree with you, no full marathon for me either.

Anonymous said...

GREAT JOB BARRY!!!!! Did Skip and Walker run as well....?

Anonymous said...

shut up, mzchief

Anonymous said...

Get LOST, Mzchieeef! Loser!

Anonymous said...

Free Pizza and Beer!!! I think I may run next year!

Anonymous said...

Shut up Mzchief!!! You make us sick!!! Leave your hated!!!

Collectionsite said...

Barry Congradulations !!!

I am still "Weezing" from the last race. And if they are going to call me by a wrong name ... Barron isnt so bad. It could have been worse like ...

Well I dont know .. use your imagination :)

PS ... And Mzchief ... NEVER leave .. you are Loved ;)

Anonymous said...

Leave Wench!!! No one likes you!!!

mzchief said...

To mzchief HATERS...

YOU just HAD to AGAIN make this blog post about ME.

Albert Einstein said;
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
I will continue to post on BARRY'S blog for as LONG as I am able and YOU know it.

The TRULY sad thing about YOU HATERS is that YOU are ALLOWING me to change WHO you are! (I truly believe you are NOT the uneducated, hate filled, gits you appear to be when you HATE on ME)

The opposite of love is NOT hate it is INDIFFERENCE. To hate someone means YOU care ENOUGH about that person to have FEELINGS about them. Being INDIFFERENT toward someone is an indication that the person is of NO importance to YOU.

How did YOU HATERS miss THAT life lesson?

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To collectionsite...

YOU are a DEAR and TRUE gentleman.

Thank YOU!

mzchief said...

One MORE thing to THE HATERS

Be mindful of the things you think,
for they become the things you say.
Be mindful of the things you say,
for they become the things do.
Be mindful of the things you do,
for they become who you ARE.


MY grandmother taught ME this lesson when I was a child, PERHAPS it is TIME you too learned THIS lesson.

TaTaForNow~

Anonymous said...

shut up, mzchief

Anonymous said...

The thing is(and of course I know you don't give a shit)that you pretty much tell people to shut up in your own way just about everytime you comment on here so if you can dish it out you should expect to have it thrown back at ya.

Anonymous said...

3:57 comment is to mzchief

mzchief said...

To anonyNOTHING 3:57...

Thank YOU for validating MY assertion that the HATERS have given ME the POWER to change YOUR/THEIR actions.

TTFN~

Anonymous said...

shut up, mzchief

anonymouse said...

3:57..I'd be glad to tell you to shut yo dumbass mouth bitch!@

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