I ran the 5 mile race at the 32nd annual Brian's Run in West Chester, PA today. It was a great day, as I'd been sidelined for about two months with that staph infection. I ran the whole thing, although the longest run I've done since July is 3 miles, and that was on Tuesday of this week... The most noteable part of my race was my outfit. See, it was 32 degrees and snowy out there, but I wore a swimsuit and the Vibram FiveFinger shoes. Here's a picture incase you don't believe that:
It's hard to pick me out of the crowd.

I brought it in in 39 minutes, which I was pretty happy about. That finished me just ahead of some 49 year old dude, and just behind some 13 year old kid. Way to go me!

I'll be posting more about the Vibram shoes. Just briefly, I love them. And, in response to your questions... No, I haven't stepped on any nails and yes, they're comfortable.

The funnest part of the day was that the race went right by my (parents) house. My (parents) house was on the race course, and my mom and old man dad stood out front, cheering and taking pictures.

If you were out there at Brian's run today, and you saw a big giant running in a swimsuit, that was me!

I put together a picture collage of my running history. The first was a 3 year old Frey running Brian's run over 20 years ago... I think I was about 8 in the second picture, and again I was running in Brian's run. The third is me running at a Florida triathlon, and the last is clearly today's picture. Here it is:

Song of the Week: B.O.B. by Outkast. Deliciousness and funkiliciousness had a baby. They named it B.O.B.


Erica said... @ December 6, 2009 at 9:03 PM

You were only “crushed” by 7 seconds. You did awesome for your first 5 miles back on the road. It can only get better from here. And you’re right it was a great race, the highlight of my weekend :) Next year it's shirtless for me!!!

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