Pre Towers,

Congratulations on achieving something that Finance and I tried and failed to do.  I’m sure you, Finance and I will find ourselves in a similar situation many times over the life of our prestigious organization.  As told to me by Fricker, if you had been a woman your finishing time would have been in the top ten.  As it stands, you are a man, and therefore have to accept your time as merely very good.  I, of course, wanted to be there, and am sorry I didn’t make the trip.  I got the time off work, helped organize transportation, etc… But I think where I erred was on Friday when I went on a taco-stand/bacon-wrapped-hotdog-stand tour of my new neighborhoodConan, because by Saturday morning, by an amazingly appropriate twist of fate, I was again sick as a dog on the weekend of the Big Sur Marathon.  This time it was a solid spell of vomiting, instead of a hospital grade fever, but that’s not important.  What is important is that to did what you set out to do, and you did it well.  Again, I wish I had been there, but know that I was rooting for you as I lay alone and doubled over in my sweat drenched bed.  Good job, bro.  Now let’s go to Chico so you can ruin your finely tuned body.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. defense
    May 02, 2007 @ 12:30:19

    That’s the only way I lay it on. THICK. Not long really, but THICK.

  2. athletics
    May 02, 2007 @ 09:00:25

    3:13:11, 7:22 average mile pace.

  3. MOM
    May 01, 2007 @ 16:07:23

    Well Michael Jaschob won’t soon forget the smoking he received in the name of the International Flapjack Society! what was your official time?

  4. athletics
    May 01, 2007 @ 14:56:17

    Thanks Baumann. For all who could not attend, it was an amazing weekend. It was an honor to run for my family and IFS and I could not have done it without all those in attendance at the finish line. You all are what kept me going, I just wanted to make you all proud and do justice to the IFS name written on my chest. We brought the strongest team to the event. And that poor sap was 28 year old Michael Jaschob of San Jose, finishing a second behind me.

  5. mandrew
    Apr 30, 2007 @ 21:18:03

    nice post baumann, but you may have been laying in on a little THICK. But you’re right, the important thing is Towers finished the marathon, fast. It was great to be there and share the moment with everyone. Seeing Towers outspring that poor sap at the finish line will be remembered, Forever…