The 5am early start was the place to be! The funny angle of the picture is courtesy of the roof of my car where I placed the camera. C'mon, Toyota, you can design a better roof angle than that!
The glowing eyes of a fearless deer that watched us as we ran by. I look forward to seeing those souless lighted eyes in my nightmares...
Candid photos are the way to go for maximum goofiness. A posed photo is removed from reality, but something like this? It doesn't get any realer.
Ahhh! Those eyes...those eyes!!! I'm having a daytime nightmare...while I'm awake!
All of my friends are awfully blurry. What is their deal, anyway? They need to cut that crap out.
Pippi Longstocking was kind enough to join us for the distance (fun trivia- Pippi had superhuman strength and was able to lift her horse overhead one-handed. True story).
Doctor Sean, PhD has caught up with us at the tower, just in time for a photo op. Isn't that just like him? He's not just a Biochemistry master, but also a bit of a deva.
How come no one wanted either of the delicous items I brought for the aid station? What a bunch of high-maintainence primadonna's I run with!
I can't tell you in words how satisfied I am with this candid photo. This is my best work as a photographer. I should retire now, for never will I capture such a moment as this again!
Heading over the totally unecessary boardwalk. For some reason we had boardwalks over dry areas, and yet had to wade through cold, deep water in others. I think that the carpenters were not very trail-savvy.
After running over 12 miles, the field of runners really started to spread out!
For my brother, some AT-AT walker grafitti. Finally, a nerd took up a spray paint can and painted a message that really means something.
Don't we all?
The famous skull rock. I have heard about this for the past two years, and have finally journeyed here. It was well worth 29 miles of running to see it.
I noticed to the top left of the rock that there appeared to be some words inscribed. A painful yet worthwhile climb awaited me.
Wisdom painted on a rock in the wilderness.
At seeing this, I began laughing insanely and just couldn't stop. Julie said "Okayyy....it's about time we get you to the end of this race."
The Nougats finish yet another loop. I just wish Jeff would stop making kissy faces at me. They make me uncomfortable.
While waiting for runners, I wondered why I paid $3.99 for an oval sticker within an oval sticker. Attention online bumper sticker company- the ">26.2" is supposed to fill in the entire oval! You must have so failed all standardized tests with your number 2 pencil (if you ever owned one, which I doubt).
How does this even happen? It seems pretty much impossible. Well done, point-and-click camera!
Greg and Justin still smiling at mile 40. The sun is just about down, and they have 20 miles to go. Who will still be smiling then, hmm?
Jeff bringing it home. Thanks to Jeff and Greg for another highly sucessful race. Sure, this race has a 99% dropout rate, but one of these days you will have a couple of more people finish the whole 100k.
Jeff Lane's graphic art race design. Note: we saw that buck twice during the race!