Born to Run
By now I trust you’ve read all about the 1st Annual Cincinnati Reds Blog Jog over at Better Off Red. If for some reason you haven’t read about it, please do so now.
I know, sometimes Jamie’s sentence-structure and grammar leave much to be desired. Take your time.
The concept is pretty simple: Cincinnati Reds bloggers (and their fans) running against Cincinnati Reds bloggers (and their fans) amongst a crowd of actual athletes. Hilarity ensues.
Not a big runner? It doesn’t matter! I’ve run three 5Ks in my life (all within the last 18 months, and two in single-digit temperatures), and the fastest time I’ve ever had is 33-minutes and change.
In case you’re wondering, a one-legged blind guy who took a wrong turn at the start line can run a 5K in less than 33-minutes.
But if you’re someone who thinks that 33-minutes is an impressive time, the Blog Jog is still for you. Why? Because you don’t even have to run to participate! You can walk, you can crawl, you can do cartwheels the whole way for all I care. You see, the Blog Jog isn’t about who’s fastest or slowest — it’s about whose legs look the best in short-shorts (FYI – Miss Sabo’s Goggles says my legs are quite shapely and hairless for a man).
Don’t have nice legs? It doesn’t matter! Because the Blog Jog isn’t about… oh, you get the idea.
This is just a fun way for you — the readers — to show your undying appreciation for the amazing people who write about the Reds for free on a
daily weekly sometimes basis. And the Reds. You can show your support for the Reds, too.
When you think about it, this whole event is really just designed to stroke the egos of we Celebrity Bloggers’ (the Reds’ words, not mine). Because for every person I see wearing a Chris Sabo’s Goggles-inspired shirt/costume my ego gets slightly larger and I become an even more incorrigible husband.
So, sign up now and show your love for Chris Sabo’s Goggles on June 11… and annoy Miss Sabo’s Goggles in the process.
DISCLAIMER: Other blogs will try to convince you to show your support for them during the Blog Jog. Don’t listen to them — they’re probably drunk. Especially Redleg Nation. And Red Reporter (they’re the drunkest).