31 December 2013

Jingle Bell Hell 2013 Recap

It's hard to begin.

I didn't run this year. I sat in the back of my car and passed out donuts. I handled the state-of-the-art video for the finish line and monitored the new chip-timing.

It was fun, but I have to admit it was kind of sad to not get to run.

It was a glorious morning...


On the cold side, but not as frigid as last year.

I arrived early like a good race director should...armed with donuts and prizes and the trophy...


I had a hunch there would be very few runners so I offered donuts to hikers. Again, some looked at the smiling, donut-offering weirdo with suspicion while others gleefully accepted. Lesson for all of you: gleeful is way better than suspicious...it's a much more enjoyable way to go through life.

Jen showed up first...rarin' to go. Since RoseRunner had failed to respond to my wake-up text, we assumed she would be a no-show and Jen went on her merry way.

Forty-five minutes later, RoseRunner and her husband whipped into the parking lot and sauntered over to the start line, thinking that this year's chip-timing would be working in their favor. It wasn't. Lesson for all of you: prompt arrival at that start of a race can be the difference between #winning and losing.

Here comes Jen, sprinting to the chips!

*VIDEO ISSUES. WORKING ON IT*
but you may never get to see it :(

And with a good STOMP!


#JBH2013 was over and the victor was ... ummm... donut-ed.

I always like to use super flattering photos of my friends.

And scenic backdrops.

Many thanks to the three runners who showed and many thanks to the several virtual participants!



I aim to put together a round-up of the virtual recaps, so please email or tweet me your link AGAIN...I just moved and things have been pretty chaotic and I don't want to miss anyone!






 


Thus, Jen joins the winners who came before her...
inscribed in ballpoint pen on masking tape...
FOR TIME IMMEMORIAL!


5 comments:

  1. Love the new timing system! :-). The link to my recap is here http://blog.ransick.org/2013/12/jingle-bell-hell-2013.html

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  2. Thanks again for organizing and for bringing the treats! Hopefully you'll be able to run next year (fingers crossed!!).

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  3. Sadly, I didn't even manage the stationary bike version. Sigh. Hoping to actually run next year. Hoping you will too!

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  4. I emailed you my link for my virtual recap a while back...just wanted to check that you got it. -Mishka

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