Thursday, November 15, 2007

One More For The Road

I did something out of character and spoke to my neighbors last week.

Early on Sunday morning while walking the dog I ran into the guy at left (known to me as That Taciturn Guy With the Bulldog) while we ogled a car accident and I noticed he had his marathon number. I wished him luck and he got nervous and wandered off.

Not sure how it worked out but I got this good picture of him. Later in the week I ran into his wife and offered to e-mail her the picture. It made me very nervous but I did it because I didn't want the picture to go to waste. She was appreciative because when she met up with him at mile 20 and was juggling grabbing the stuff he didn't need and getting a kiss she didn't have time to get a picture.

She tells me that this is his second marathon and that he shaved 40 minutes off his previous time. I find that extremely impressive.


  1. Holy shit - FORTY MINUTES?! That's HUGE!

  2. I KNOW! I was awed. I ran into him a night or 2 ago and he thanked me for sending the pic and I made sure to bring my awe to his attention.