2.28.2009

And The Aftermath

The conditions (as taken from my iPhone at 6:55 a.m.). Cold. Wind. Brutal. The bloody sock: For the last two weeks, I've developed this crazy problem of clipping my right ankle with my left shoe. It happened today causing the results in the photo. But I persevered. People are already saying it's the grittiest performance since Curt Schilling in Game Two of the World Series. The medal: Just like T-Ball, everybody gets one. My time?: I don't know yet. I was hoping to beat two hours flat, but it'll be close. I'll know later. Edit: Oh, no!!!!! Result: 2:00:15. (That was 128th out of 238th in my elderly old man's division.) Alvord resident Thomas Aaberg finished his first full marathon in an official time of 3:26:32. (That was 68th overall and 12th in his age division.) 18 year old David Cude of Decatur turned in a smoking 1:24:10 in the half marathon. If you ran and want me to post your time, let me know. I know Mrs. Jarhead was supposed to run the 10K --- I hope she wasn't delayed by serving him the mandatory Saturday breakfast in bed. Edit: Almost forget -- the iPod playlist:

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go!

wordkyle said...

I think the group would like to know how your doppleganger Barron Green did.

Anonymous said...

If you would run like everyone else instead of skipping you wouldn't clip your ankle.

Anonymous said...

1:31...now that was the funniest thing I've heard this week.

Anonymous said...

How did Barron Green do?

Double Fake Your Nemesis

mzchief said...

To anonymous 1:31...
That was harsh but INCREDIBLY FUNNY!
*StillLOLHysterically*

Anonymous said...

Ron Johnson (FBC Decatur Youth Minister) finished approximately 1:57:+! Sorry, we missed seeing you finish Barry. We saw David finish, then waited around and saw Ron's wife and family, and waited until we saw him finish. Actually, we were probably still standing around, and you must have gone by us without us knowing it. Congratulations on a good time! It's just good to see David finally getting to run in a distances where he can excel (High School's 5K, 2 mile and 1 mile runs being too short)!

Your "jurisprudence" friend

Anonymous said...

"I play real sports"
- Kenny Powers"

Anonymous said...

Congrats to David - great athlete, great runner, great person!

haley said...

is the accuweather app free on itunes?

Anonymous said...

Bubear....have your Barryknuts thawed out?

Double Fake Yeti

Anonymous said...

Paul Harvey died. I think we're stuck with Mike Huckaby at 730am

Mrs. Jar said...

Wow, I feel so special getting a mention on Barry's Blog...I ran the 10 K in 1:01:01...55th in my age group. Congrats on the half!

Gorilla said...

You'd probably run a better time if you weren't running in Air Jordans.

And what's with the spandex - were you staying downtown for the Rick Sprinfield concert at Billy Bobs that night?

Anonymous said...

You're f^*#ing 128th out!




Double Fake Kenny Powers

Collectionsite said...

Damn that ankle looks painful. Great job Barry !

Did you see Lannie Noble handing out H20?

Mike said...

BG, you need to get you a new farrier. They can fix that clipping problem.

Anonymous said...

Tim McGraw...dude come on...I hate Cuntry Music...i thought better of you

Anonymous said...

You have a torn ACL in your left knee. The laxity caused by the loss of support from the torn ACL causes your lower leg to flop in and strike your ankle. Probably have chondromylacia also caused by your altered gait.

Trust me- I'm almost a real fake doctor.

Anonymous said...

If yould have been in the service you would have learned to run without getting a weggie.That' what causes ankle clipping.HE_HE Really congrat's on taking the time to train and run Barry. DAGO

Anonymous said...

Barry....dude....you're taste in music is.....well.....awful.

Anonymous said...

Terrible taste in music but, yeah I'd still do ya.