Remember the Alamo… with Free Photos from the Race!

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Soooo… they didn’t deliver on the cannon firing at the start line. They used a pre-recorded soundtrack, a cheap sound effect wav file that I swear was made using MIDI software in 1997. In prior years they had an actual cannon firing… and indeed I’ve been at races with a cannon. Maybe there was a […]

New York State of Mind

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Once more into the lottery I go… Thanks to a class action lawsuit a few years back, it’s now “free” to enter the lottery… but if you “win” the registration fee for NYC this year is $295. Two hundred ninety five dollars! And yet we all would gladly pay it. Viva Capitalism!

The 2022 Ventura Marathon

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Last week I had trouble letting go of little annoyances. One of the things I didn’t mention was the Presidents Day Weekend Pro-Trump 2024 rally that made me sick to my stomach. I thought I could just ignore it, chalk it up to a locality far too close to Mar A Lago to matter to […]

Bootleg Photo Dump

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Ah, yes… a few stray shots from the last few races, courtesy of the official race photographers. As always, I’m too cheap to buy them… if I bought every race I ran, I mean, C’mon. That’s just ridiculous, ya know? So instead here are the watermarked ones I thought looked passably okay… CLEARWATER MARATHON – […]

The Mesa Marathon 2022

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The Pandemic took a toll on many small businesses. One need only stroll any Main Street to see the turnover of old haunts sitting empty save for fading “For Lease” signs to witness this first hand. A lot of niche businesses were forced to sell to larger conglomerates or lose everything. The running community was […]