john_j_enright (john_j_enright) wrote,

Huge crowd at NIF

Well, huge is a relative term, but we had a big turn out for David Kelley and Ed Hudgins, including an appearance from Stephen Hicks of Rockford College.  Lots of people that I hadn't met before.  I began thinking about the legal crowd capacity of our living room.  I think we were still legal.  We weren't at disco levels of packing the bodies in.  For the first time I got to meet G. Stolyarov II, editor of The Rational Argumentator, which was a pleasure.

By the way, I got pictures from the half-marathon.  Remember how I said the race was loaded with young females?  Well here is a picture of me near the end of the race.  I'm the one smiling for the camera in the yellow shirt.  The young lady in front of me, if you look close, is wearing a Northwestern Wildcats Wrestling shirt.  Is she really on a wrestling team?  Or did that come from a male acquaintance?  (Here's me in the same race looking much less happy.)

So having done the half-marathon without sustaining any injuries, I have gamely signed up for The Lake Front Marathon in Milwaukee in about a week.  I'd say wish me luck, but it always feels funny when someone wishes me luck on a marathon.   Except for the weather, it never feels to me like luck has much to do with my performance at distance running.

Rhyme of the Day:

At twenty-six miles
Will I be all smiles?


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