Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Bummer Half Marathon

Bummer and Lazarus were two stray dogs that roamed the streets of San FranciscoCaliforniaUSA, in the early 1860s. Recognized for their unique bond and their prodigious rat-killing ability, they became a fixture of city newspapers, were exempted from local ordinances and immortalized in cartoons. - Wikipedia

Leave it to Tracy's Racing to come up with creative races: Bummer and Lazurus, two dead dogs of San Francisco! Definitely unique, a bit creepy, but wildly appropriate a few days before Halloween. 

After my 4 miler this morning, I sent Siegfried Von Weinerschnitzel back to the apartment and headed out to Lake Merced for the Bummer Half Marathon. Yes, it was a bit of a bummer that I had to send my Deutsch running alter ego home, but I had to. That lederhosen worked fine for 4 miles, but I doubt my knöchel, füße, and beine could handle 13.1. 

I got out there and ran around Lake Merced three times. When I crossed that finish line, my Bummer medal was there waiting for me. Another doggie bling to add to my collection! Woo Hoo!

The Bummer medal.

I got 17.1 miles on these legs. Time to chill out with Mr. Bubble! Oh, that and some German chocolate cake with Mr. Von Weinerschnitzel.

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