Yes, it’s true. I’ve joined the race.

What is this, you ask? Several photographers from around the country are racing, Nike+ style, starting tomorrow. First to 30 miles wins. The winner gets iTunes gift certificates and a blog link from all the losers. I’m not much of a runner, but it sounded like a great idea to me and I’m pretty excited about it (Not to mention that it was a great excuse to pick up one of the sweet new iPod nano’s!)

I’ve temporarily added a graph to the very bottom right of the blog so you can see the rankings live as they are updated at the end of each persons individual runs. I’ll also be updating (and probably talking trash) via Twitter, which you’ll see at the bottom center of the blog.

When I say I’m not much of a runner, I mean that I never run. Ever. So I’m going to need lots of support comments to keep me going–leave some encouragement below and help me win this race!

And by “win” what I actually mean is “not come in last”


  1. esm on September 18, 2007 at 8:38 am

    You can do it Rhino baby!!!

  2. burlingtonfolks on September 18, 2007 at 8:57 am

    We’re cheering u on!

  3. DoDaDay on September 18, 2007 at 10:49 am

    There are thoz living amongst us who find the great outdoors
    invigorating, inspirational, & a major part of their well-being! At the other end of the spectrum, are thoz who prefer the great
    indoors, mouse in hand ___ glaring at a monitor, to be their favored lifestyle. This group would
    find living under a rock away from the sunshine and fresh air to be
    their choice of a habitat….home sweet home. For someone living in the second group to
    be partaking in an activity the first group finds not out of the ordinary is truly out of the ordinary. God’s speed, Great Warrior!

  4. Jacqulyn on September 18, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    Dude, you can totally do it. I have faith. Plus with your new iPod you can run faster to some rockin tunes. I read that somewhere. Maybe. I guess becuase you run through the pain because you’ll be so distracted by how hard you are rocking out.
    Also, how do you like your nano? I want a new iPod and I need some reviews on the latest.

  5. david&kimi baxter on September 18, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    A man barely alive . . . Gentlemen, we can rebuild him . . . we have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. Sean McLellan will be that man. Better than he was before, Stronger, Faster . . .” Choo can do eeet!!

  6. Whitney Carlson on September 19, 2007 at 10:58 am

    So are going to try for this too Mel?? I HATE running… I did cross country for a year, and felt liking dying EVERY single time I ran- I never understood the feel good part of running. So I really admire anyone who is up for it!

    By the way, the new blog is awesome!

  7. Jasmine* on September 19, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    dear lord, please help sean break a leg. literally. ;)
    good luck, mr. runner!

  8. sean on September 20, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    Thanks for all the support thus far, everyone! I’m barely halfway through and will need it.

    Jacqulyn – the new iPod nano is awesome. Much better than the last generation… and not even worth the mini to it. It’s SO THIN!

    Whitney – Thanks for the blog comment–we’re super happy with it so far, and have more cool ideas that we haven’t implemented yet.

    Jasmine – Thanks!… I think :)

  9. DoDaDay on September 23, 2007 at 10:17 am

    Imagine a recluse, a hermit, one hold up in a darkened room, shades pulled, eschewing all beyond the 4 walls___ breaking out, donning running gear___ moving far beyond the pace of a Wal-Mart shopper & we get only a miniscule squint of the mitochondria that drives the truly remarkable potential of what an unlikely candidate can capture if there is enough passion present. At the finish line is___Another feather in your cap, another notch in your 6 shooter handle, another sign that you have only scratched the surface of things to come. Proof positive that all things are possible & infinitely inspiring for us **normal** souls.

  10. kristy b. (aka, wrecklessgirl) on September 23, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    GREAT JOB winning the race! You rock :)

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