May 2009 Archives
May 17, 2009
I did Bay to Breakers again this year, and unlike last year, I actually finished (in 2:46... that's an average of 22 minutes and 16 seconds per mile.) I placed an abysmal 2569 out of 2851 people in my age group. Even so, I still feel like a champ because I didn't get sunburned at all!
I walked more than half of the way, taking in the scenery and then sped up so I could cross the finish line for real before they diverted the course.
Tim and John came up with our group costume idea: Swine Flu Zombies. I was a butcher/chef who contracted the flu from slaughtering pigs for fresh bacon. The virus I caught mutated and I turned into a zombie. I made the hat the day before the race after flip-flopping on my zombie infection story. I briefly thought about being a zombie hula girl who got pig flu from a roast pig at a luau. I thought people wouldn't really get it unless I told them the story, and zombies don't really talk much, so I went with a simpler yet more over the top costume concept.
Mike was a zombie DJ.
John was a zombie yuppie.
Chrystie was a zombie sorority girl.
Tim was a zombie professional fighter.
Dana was cursed by a Rabbi for being unkosher.
Now that I've done Bay to Breakers for real, I want to do the salmon run next year.
Oh yeah, and now that I have a zombie costume, I can also join the next zombie walk.