JERSEY SHORE MARATHON



 WELCOME TO SECURE STARTS AND FINISHES

 JUST A LITTLE  BOARDWALK LEFT
 BAD GIRL SANDY

 
 
 
WHAT A GREAT LOCATION AND WELL ORGANIZED EVENT AT THE JERSEY SHORE.  SNOOKIE AND THE SITUATION AND J-WOW WERE THERE BUT THEY STAYED OUT LATE AND MISSED THE START. I HEARD THE AFTER PARTY WAS A WILD AFFAIR.
IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SPRING WEEKEND, HURRICANE SANDY HAD  REMOVED  ONLY THE BOARDWALK  AND A FEW PIERS IN THIS AREA. THEY ARE BEGGING PEOPLE TO RETURN BECAUSE THE PERCEPTION IS THAT IT IS DEVASTATED. THE HARD HIT AREAS WERE TO THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH. I DID MY PART BY DOING SOME SERIOUS SHOPPING AT THE EXPO. AFTER PURCHASING SOME LOVELY WHITE HATS FOR SISTER DIANNA AND PARTNER PETE I FOUND OUT BIRDERS NEVER WEAR WHITE (THEY ARE AVID) SO I HAVE 2 NEW  JERSEY SHORE WHITE HATS TO FLAUNT MY  COOL BIRTH STATE AROUND BRADENTON. I FOUND THEM BLUE ONES-HOPE THE DOUBLE CRESTED HUCKLEBERRY BIRD APPROVES.
 
THE START LINE, EXPO WAS AT MONMOUTH RACETRACK.   JUST LIKE CHURCHILL DOWNS AND IT WAS DERBY DAY !  I PUT A FEW BUCKS ON THE DERBY  AND MY HORSE WAS…… BACK OF THE PACK- BUT DEBBIE’S PICK CAME IN SECOND-GOLDEN SOUL. I SHOULD HAVE BET PLACE NOT WIN -OH DARN. WE ARE KEEPING  THE DAY JOB.
 
THEY HAD  AN EXTREMELY SAFE AND SECURE START AND FINISH AREAS, NO BACK PACKS ALLOWED ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTY.    EACH CORRAL START GOT A CALL TO POST FROM A BUGLER WITH THE RED COAT, WHITE PANTS, TOP HAT ETC. THEN THEY BLASTED BORN TO RUN FROM BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN.  OFF WE WENT.
HERE ARE THE RACE PHOTOS TAKEN LOVINGLY FOR YOU WHILE CHUGGING DOWN THE ROUTE. YOU KNOW IF I QUIT TAKING  THESE PICS I CERTAINLY COULD BREAK 3 1/2 HOURS-HA HA HA.

 MANIACS READY TO LAUNCH
 THIS IS THE BACK OF THE PACK – MY WORLD
 THE PACE WAS …NOT GREAT
 
 
 ENJOY THAT ELECTRICITY  FOLKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 GREAT CANOPY OF COOL TREES
 
 WHO DOESN’T LOVE A PINK HOUSE ?
 SOME TIRED GUY RUNNING
 
 I ASKED THE NICE SPECTATOR TO GET THE OCEAN OOPS
 BAD GIRL SANDY
 NUMBAH 39 !!
 WHERE IS THE AIRPORT ?
 
MY FOOT DID NOT PLAY NICE TODAY SO I TOLD MYSELF IT IS A FEELING YOU HAVE TO GET USED TO FOR A FEW HOURS, IT WAS NOT AN ELEGANT DAY BUT I DID BLAST MY IPOD AND GRUNT ALONG AND FANTASIZE ABOUT ICEPACKS…… I AMUSED MYSELF WITH MY FUN NEGATIVE SPLIT GAME AND THE MILES SLOWLY PASSED BY AND I PASSED  A FEW FOLKS. THE ROUTE WAS SO STUNNING- COMPLAINING WAS A WASTE OF TIME. NOT TOO MANY MANIACS SINCE THE BIG TENTH ANNIVERSARY BASH WAS IN TACOMA THAT DAY WITH THE MASSES IN ATTENDANCE.  FOUND AN OLDER MANIAC  GUY FROM THE MIDDLE OF WISCONSIN FINISHING HIS SECOND ROUND OF STATES,  HE  SAID LET’S GET GOING AND WE DID.
THE FINAL STRETCH WAS MANY MILES RIGHT ON THE SHORE. THE SUN WAS SPARKLING, THE WAVES CRASHING AND IT WAS A PERFECT DAY TO RUN. ACTUALLY EVERY DAY IS BUT THIS WAS A PEACH. THE MEDAL IS A SPINNER THE MIDDLE PART ROTATES WITH SOME OTHER COOL STUFF ON THE BACK.  IT SAYS:  RUN RESTORE REBUILD .      AND LISTS THE TOWNS WE WENT THRU :OCEANPORT,MONMOUTH BEACH, LONG BRANCH,DEAL,ALLENHURST,LOCH ARBOUR,ASBURY PARK, AND OCEAN GROVE. EACH ONE LOVELIER THAN THE NEXT. SORRY TO SAY I AM GETTING TO BE A BLING WHORE. I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD GO THERE BUT THEY ARE REALLY CRANKING OUT SOME TERRIFIC DESIGNS.
 
SOMEHOW I LOCATED THE NEWARK AIRPORT- WHAT INTENSE DRIVERS -YIKES-AND BACK HOME FOR A MIDNIGHT ARRIVAL.
NEXT STOP IS JUNE AN IDAHO-UTAH DOUBLE AT BEAR LAKE.  THE FUN FACT IS THERE ARE NO TIME LIMITS ON EITHER ONE SO I WILL PACK A LUNCH AND ENJOY THE TWO  DAYS.
 
DES MOINES IOWA IS  OCT 2014 SO  GET YOUR PARTY SHOES ON – I MEAN RUNNING SHOES READY  WE ARE GOING TO DO IT UP RIGHT  .
 
INSPIRE-PERSPIRE-STAY ON FIRE-
 
FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS AND BE WELL MY FRIENDS.
THANKS FOR READING TODAY
 
FONDLY,
NW
 
 

 


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