One Zombie Sunday

Okay, here’s the deal.

There’s this race I really want to run in. I’m only sort of a runner. Like, mostly I run on the treadmill, because it hurts less and I don’t trip as often as I do when I run outside. Plus, I don’t trust you people on the road- have you seen you drive?

The race is a 5k obstacle course. With zombies. Who try to eat your brains.

I know, awesome, right?

I’ve been asking around to try and find some people to run it with me. The race closest to where I live is just outside of Philly, on a Saturday in June. I’ll have to take two shows off work to do it, which means that anyone I work with would have to do the same (which means, Jonny, you can’t do it, because somebody still has to mix the show).

So far I have no takers. People at work don’t want to lose the shows. The young people in my house don’t want to exert the effort. The women that I train with- who are all fitter and younger than me- say they’re afraid of getting injured and then their households will fall apart without them. I hadn’t considered injury as a real possibility, but I am pretty sure that my household will be Just Fine if that happens.

The race is called Run For Your Lives. Are you in? Or am I gonna have to do this all by myself?

Don’t want to run ? You can be a zombie! Or a spectator. (Go Jules Go, I’m talkin’ to you!)

Photo by ismellsheep via WANA commons

That was your picture. Here are your links:

So this woman named Beth Howard lives in the house from the American Gothic painting. You know, the one with the pitchfork and the farmer father and his spinster daughter? Yeah, she totally lives there! She wrote this great book too, called Making Piece and is pretty much on a mission to make the world a better place through Pie. Yes, Pie with a capital P. She runs the Pitchfork Pie Stand at the American Gothic House and teaches all kinds of people how to make pie, including urban high school students. This just may be one of my favorite blog posts from anyone of all time.  Wuz Up Wit Dat Hip Hop Pie Class on The World Needs More Pie.

Did you know Home Depot has a bondage aisle? 5 Things I Learned in Philadelphia or How To Love Your Double Life on 50 Dates in 50 States.

I’m including this one for my high school kids and anybody who has ever had to write a stupid repetitive essay: Since The Beginning of Time Mankind Has Discussed on The Onion.

In Thailand, 6 feet vomiting is still less expensive than 3.5 feet bloody. Just so you know. 3.5 Feet of Bad Blood on The Good Greatsby.

And finally, I leave you with a video that my Cirque du Soleil stage manager friend hipped me to. As she said, Layoffs? Not Funny. This Video? Funny!

Happy Sunday.

27 thoughts on “One Zombie Sunday

  1. I’M IN. Well. You know, not the running part (ha ha, you’re funny), but the taking pictures of you and the zombies and possibly dressing up as a zombie part. They did this in Asbury Park last year, I think, and I wanted to go (c’mon – the blog post writes itself)!

    Putting it on the calendar! I can tell already that June is going to be special. The weekend before is the “50 Shades of Grey” musical/parody with Babs.

  2. Ok, what do you mean by not a runner? Like I run only when chased…by someone holding a gun…who looks like he/she really might use it. I live just outside DC and that’s maybe two hours-ish drive. I’ll do it with you, I’m just not all that fast and would do it for fun. So basically what I’m saying is if you want company, I’m in. If you want to actually compete…probably not your best companion. Doing a mud run in late June, or maybe it’s July… I can’t remember. Hot month that starts with a “J”…neighbors talked me into it, might as well make a fool of myself twice. Let me know and I’ll register. 🙂

    1. I can’t actually run that far without having to walk. It’s possible I can train up to that, but not likely. My times average a quick walk. I would love to run from zombies with you! I will keep you posted when I am going to register!

  3. That zombie run looks very cool.Do it! Doing a fun run like that only energizes you. I’d love to do it…but…I think there’s a distance problem.
    I’m signing up for a Color Me Radd run that happens in the spring. They shoot color out all over you while you run! FUN!

    1. It would be perfect. You could position yourself so that runners then stumbled over you. I bet you could take a lot of people out that way. Wait, maybe that’s what they meant about getting injured.

  4. I am way down in Sunny Florida so I can’t do the race. (Not to mention I’m not a runner and don’t know how far 5K actually is). However,….the Zombies…how cool and fun is that! If I were there I would be In! And If I could run with you I would bring the bacon!

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