Sunday, August 31, 2008

My Encounter with the Naked Cowboy at Nike + Human Race

After living in NYC for a year and a half, I finally come face-to-face with the Naked Cowboy! He made an appearance at the Nike Human Race (NYC) and I just had to have my photo taken with him --- He's famous for struttin' around Times Square playing his guitar wearing only his white cowboy hat, white cowboy boots and white underwear briefs, with a guitar placed over his goods. The Naked Cowboy is usually found in Times Square posing with tourists year-round - in the sun, rain, or snow!

The Nike + Human Race took place at Randall's Island in New York City (in addition to 24 cities worldwide). It's the largest global running event EVER! You couldn't have picked a more beautiful evening to hold the race. Before the race began, Lopez Lomong, US Olympian 1500 meters, and Nate Robinson, NY Knicks Point Guard, greeted the crowd as the runners anxiously waited for the race to begin. I'm not sure what my time was for the race, but I'm hoping I did it under an hour. Stay tuned for results!

This is my attempt to "train" for the ING New York Marathon taking place on November 2, 2008 (62 days). I only qualified for the marathon because I was picked out of the lottery --- still trying to figure out if that was based on good or bad luck!

Can you see the fear on my face as he whispers into my ears? Guess what he was saying...

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