||Here I am with Sam at the starting area. It was not
as dark as this picture would have you believe but what
do you expect from a disposable camera?
||Sam, me, and Steve waiting to get started. People were
actually whining about the free coffee running out. Please,
you're about to run a marathon and your belly-aching about
being a little sleepy? Just shut up and quietly mope like
the rest of us!!!
||Here I am in the middle of the start crowd. You can
put your own bubble cloud above the women in the background.
I think she wanted to kill me but I don't know what for.
Oh, and I believe Steve is doing his "Little Bunny Foo Foo"
routine. Very irritating. I sucker punched him right after
the picture was taken.
||Here is a similar pic. Notice the absence of the guy
who was scooping up the field mice and bopping 'em on the
||This is the luckiest picture I ever took (until six
pics down). In this one, I held up the camera above my head
and pushed the button. This is who was behind me. These
are the people who would step on my neck if I hesitated
or fell when the starting pistol fired.
||I met a friend of mine on the run and convinced him
to run ahead and get a shot of me running. I realize that
I didn't offer the same for him. Oops, sorry. My boony cover
got wet with sweat and started falling, giving me that sexy
"Gilligan" look. So I ended up flipping it up and then I
looked REAL cool. Lastly, to the guy in the back waving,
"Man, DO I KNOW YOU?!? PUT YOUR @%^#$% ARM DOWN!"
Geez, some people.
||I like to call this "Elbow in the Mist." I kept rewinding
the camera after each shot and then accidentally clicking
it when I put it back in my hip pack. I did it three times
but I guess the developers at Cosco felt that one shot was
||The moment hit me and I had to get a picture of this
scene. One of those "you had to be there" shots, I guess.
Notice the cows wondering why this flood of people were
running by, as much as cows can wonder, that is. Two more
things about this pic: 1: I think that's my boony cover
getting in the way (yes, master photographer at work) and
2: it's never a good sign when women and fat guys are passing
you by like it's cool.
||This scene was so beautiful I thought I would get a
motion blurred photo to remember it by. Like sunsets, you
never can capture the beauty with a disposable camera.
||Sweet downhill at about mile 9. Just around the curve
to the right is a cove and then you start uphill, culminating
at Hurricane Point which is visible at the toe of the land
mass in the back.
||The luckiest shot ever! I don't know why I took this
but I just held out the camera at arm's length and pushed
the button. Steve, an amateur photographer, liked this shot
so much, he wanted a copy. Something about the angle, lighting,
and glean off the glasses. Personally, I think the sexy
outfit got to him. (kidding, sorry Steve.)
||This was the true top of Hurricane Point. Notice that
I'm sporting the serious Gilligan look which I'm convinced
impressed the dog crap out of the hot little number running
by in the pic. She motivated me for at least an entire 20
feet until she crested the horizon as I stumbled down the
hill. But I know she is still thinking about that sexy stud
who had that "Bob Denver" thing going.
||This is the picture I bought from the company that
had a photographer laying in wait along the course. They
took pics of runners as then went by and they sold the pics
online for exorbitant prices. Actually, it wasn't too bad
and this pic was taken before I started looking like I ran
a marathon! We won't talk about the other pics but I think
they could make more money by taking the blackmail route.