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Queens Half-Marathon: Worst Race EVER

Top 10 reasons why this is the worst race EVER (in pics)

1)  It’s hella far:  got up at 4am, on the F train by 4:30, on 7 train at 5, in Queens at 5:30, on race bus after that, at McNeil Park where the race started at 6ish.  Waited about an hour for race to start.

2)  Horrible weather:  87% humidity!

3)  Long bathroom lines.  I never made it to the port-a-potty the second time around, even after waiting for 30 min

4) At mile 0, everybody already stunk, due to reason #2

5)  Worst course ever:  residential neighborhoods in Queens, tons of turns

6)  Nobody really comes out to cheer

7)  Heat

8)  Humidity

9)  At the end of the race, people stunk even more

10)  The ride back was sticky and stinky

But…Seno and I made it though we were sweaty, stinky, tired and hot

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One Response

  1. Wow, am I getting old. I look like I could be your father in this picture!

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