Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Carlsbad Shmarlsbad

To: Ray, Nazer, Adonis, etc.
From: Lance
Training has officially begun...

Sunday, I ran the Carlsbad 5000 and as tiring and challenging as it was, I have to admit I had a lot of fun. I chugged my fat ass along for 3.1 miles and made it in under 33 minutes.

The sound of the gun was exhilarating, the ocean view was beautiful at times, and my iPod playlist of the Rocky theme song and various works of Hans Zimmer kept me motivated to run the whole time. There was a large charity group running with team members dispersed where my pace was, and they always had people cheering for them on the sides. I just pretended they were cheering for me, and my fist pumps in the air directed towards these fans were usually returned with puzzled stares.

The third mile had me wanting to suka my chicken tocino and corned beef breakfast (you know Uncle will cook breakfast if there's people at the house in the morning...bad idea), but I chugged along even as the blister on my right foot felt as if it would burst.

The last stretch with the finish line in sight was one of the best adrenaline fueled sprints I've ever put my body through. The sound of cheers from the crowd (this time they we're actually for me and everyone else finishing) gave me a great feeling and left me wanting more when I reached the finish line.

So after I told the homies about Sunday it seems that a couple Cool Kids might be interested in doing one all together soon. Who's free on the 19th of April?


  1. cmon lets do this lazy asses!

  2. hmmm i'm really contemplating about doing the august one mel was talking about. running with people in their underwear sounds hella fun haha

  3. gg lance you have taken it a step further since the days of barely making it up the darkwood hill. Im proud of you

  4. frank was right there with you huh ahahah