I'm just back from Fleet Feet Sports in Sacramento, where I picked up my race packet for Monday's No Excuses 5K and met Phil O., a loyal reader and tireless volunteer on the local runnign scene.
The best part of the race is the back of the T-shirt, where each year they come up with witty excuses why "I didn't win." My all-time favorite is: "Galloway method didn't work." (Think about it. It's a 5K.) I've already got my excuse entry for next year: "Just realized you don't wear Vibram 5 Fingers on your fingers."
Anyway, this year, my favorite is, "I fell behind while Tweeting my splits."
I do find it quite amusing to see runners (mostly at marathons) Tweeting as they go.
Yet, I do like reading running Tweets after the fact. (I'm on Twitter myself.)
Here's an example of some of the best running-related Tweets I've read in the past two days.
- From RunMikeRun1: "If you make it a point to run shirtless once a week I GUARANTY you will make better eating decisions...girls included!"
- From Biscuiterie: "Just got race photos from Sunday's half. Note to self: Blowing sweaty kisses at the photog is a Very Bad Idea."
- From PeterAlford: "At what point did wearing a cowboy hat while running laps become the "in" thing to do? My count on the day up to 2?"
- From Naryga: "After lugging my Gym Bag all the way to work, I realized that it apparently had no running gear in it."