When I registered for this race last fall, I got to pick out a custom name/nickname/saying/whatever for my race bib. Rather than just put "Brian" like a normal person, I put "Dallas Sucks".
The race was in Philly, after all, and I'm a huge Eagles fan. By happy coincidence the Eagles won their first Superbowl (did you hear?) in the intervening months.
I had totally forgotten that I did this, and when I picked up my packet in the post-superbowl 52 world, I couldn't stop laughing. I wanted to make sure that my hilarious bib got in race photos, so as I approached the photographer, I unzipped my jacket like a flasher...and well, I guess the wind got a hold of me and resulting parachute effect makes me look even rounder than I am.
I also hate when I got caught flat-footed in the picture. Well, in this one it looks like I'm just standing in the middle of road. Maybe I was. Maybe I was.
Reaching the Finish LIne is always cool, and my wife and I were very happy and relieved. I'm glad this awkward high-five was captured on film. She was on my left. Why didn't I just use my left hand? I'm left handed, goddammit.
There were good pictures, too. But who cares about those?
Race report on the Love Run coming later this week. Maybe.