08 April 2008

I'm "that guy!"

If you're reading this, you're probably a little like me. You like to run. You like to track your running experiences. You like to read about other peoples' running experiences. Some are amazing. Some are hilarious. Some used to be runners, but now like to do other stuff too. Some like data, maybe a little too much.

One blog I enjoy reading is from a fellow Wisconsin runner. Jerry Cameron lives someplace other than "the sticks"--Milwaukee. He apparently also ran the Dick Lytie Spring Classic, which I reported on earlier. Like me, he saw Roy Pirrung there.

The best part? I'm "that guy" that Jerry mentions was running with Roy! I finished 14th overall, so at some point I guess I passed Jerry back, and if I had known it was him, we would have likely had a conversation something like this ( "..." represents a labored breath):

N: Excuse...me...is...your...name...Jerry?
J: Umm...Yeah...leave me alone.
N: I'm...Nic...I...have...read...your...blog.
J: Oh...Nice to meet you.
N: Yeah...I'm...going...to...mention...that...I...met...you...and...link...to...your...blog. Okay?
J: Sure.
N: Okay. Bye.

So...Jerry, if you read this, feel free to leave a comment! I would have contacted you but I'm not exactly computer-savvy and have not a clue how to contact you via your website.

As for running, I took Parsenn for his first trip on the Ice Age Trail. He loved it. Then he threw up in the backseat of my car. That was awesome too.


Nitmos said...

You are a celebrity of sorts. You've also been tagged and your next post is spoken for.

Triseverance said...

Good dog!

Marcy said...

Dude, I always get kinda weirded out when I see peeps from my area come up on Sitemeter. I always think, "What if this is someone that runs and has seen me out and about and I talked smack about them on my blog" HAHAHAHAA Yeah one of these days I'm soooo going to get busted. But hey at least your experience was all good ;D

David said...

Well, if you are going to be "that guy", then that's a pretty good "that guy" to be. You don't want to be the one that pukes memorably, says the inappropriate thing at a wedding/funeral, or generally screws it up for everyone else.

Great reminder on the food tips (prior post), and I'm glad to say I try to follow all of them!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Ohhh what a great "that guy" story. So often those stories are not a good thing, this one, though, pretty cool.

aharmer said...

Great story! I'm honored to have made the link list, even if I was the geeky data guy;)