What an intense week!  The race started on Monday night at midnight, and I would have expected it would have taken a couple of weeks at least for someone to get 30 miles, but by Thursday morning it was already over.  I know the suspense is killing you, so I’ll ease it for you.  Here is the winner!


At first glance, I know you’re all thinking “Oh my gosh, I’ve seen that guy before, it’s the man of steel… unfair, nobody else ever had a chance.”  But if you’ll stop and take a closer look, you’ll actually see that it’s just me.  About 21 years ago.  Hey, I should have put that as one of my 8 facts a few posts ago.  I went through about 3 or 4 of those shirts when I was that age because I kept wearing them out.  I wore one every day for a year probably (belt included).  I got in trouble once for wearing it to my kindergarten class.  Interestingly enough, the day I snuck to school with my shirt under my regular shirt, some other kid came in and rips open his shirt to reveal his Superman costume.  So then I run up to him rip open mine and show that I’m Superman as well.  Then one or two other kids see this, and quickly run over and rip open their shirts and we’ve got 4 Supermen running around all day.  One of the other kids had a cape.  I wasn’t able to sneak in my cape.  I thought “next time… I will have a cape…  oh yes…  next time.” 

What was I talking about?  Oh yes, the race.  Everyone who sent words of encouragement, thank you so much!  It really helped out, and something else that really helped out was some of the other people that were racing and kept pushing me to go further long past when I would have stopped on my own.  One of the biggest thanks goes out to Jasmine Star from Orange County, CA, who ALSO woke up on Thursday morning with the intention to win.  She ran 10 miles and hit 30 probably not even an hour after I did!!  Another thanks goes out to Shannon Sewell from Vancouver, WA.  She continually pushed the bar and kept me going also.  In fact, it was when she passed the 20 mile mark on Wednesday night that I realized that I had to go ahead and hit 30 as soon as possible because someone else (probably Jasmine, I thought) would be crazy enough just like me to do it.  Also, a big thanks to Fred Egan from Dallas, TX for coming up with the idea of the race to begin with.  Aside from feeling slightly sick today, and having bruised feet, overall I feel better than I have in a long time.  Perhaps we can somehow keep this going on a regular basis…  maybe not quite so intense!

Now we come to the part where I ask for help from YOU**!  If all goes according to plan, it seems as though I have some iTunes gift certificates coming my way.  We hardly ever listen to the radio anymore, so I couldn’t tell you anything new that’s any good.  So help me spend this money!  How about some suggestions as to what new/old/whatever music we should check out?  Leave some comments below…  And thanks again, everyone!

**YOU:  If you are reading this right now, by “you” I actually do mean YOU.


  1. Shannon Sewell on September 23, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    Congratulations!! And, yes, you are Superman. I didn’t stand a chance…

    Just let me know where to send your iTunes to, gotta take care of the important stuff!! :)

  2. Lisa Fitts on September 24, 2007 at 12:30 am

    I cant believe you got in trouble for wearing a superman shirt to school it cracks me up imagining all these little boys flashing there shirt to each other Congrats on winning!!

  3. esm on September 24, 2007 at 8:03 am

    You never told me that you got in trouble. I remember trying to help you hide the cape under your white shirt so you could wear it to school undetected. I still have one entire outfit in the original package that you never used. I’ll get it to you for the next race. :) with or without the S you have always been “Superboy.”

  4. david&kimi baxter on September 24, 2007 at 8:21 am

    good on ya mate! how’s those knee caps?

  5. Margo on September 24, 2007 at 11:50 am

    I came over from Jasmine’s blog, and now I feel like I have to give music recommendations! I have really eclectic music tastes, and I have no idea what you like… but if you like latin music, check out Alejandro Sanz. I like him a lot lately.

  6. gabriel ryan on September 24, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    congrats! i can tell you thrice is one of my favorite bands if you like the hard stuff. or, if you like happy folk music, check out mason jennings… his stuff is fun, and may be suited to the softer side of the man of steel.

  7. Tana Huffman on September 24, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    You rock!! A broken ipod kept me out of the game – No, wait – aliens, yeah, that’s it. But I do believe I owe you an iTunes card… let me know where to send it!! Who to listen to? Check out Jackie Greene. Very good sound.

  8. sean on September 24, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks, everyone! David – knees seem to be getting much better now. I think I’ll stick to walking on a regular basis from now on.

  9. sean on September 24, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    Also, thanks for the music recommendations so far… Keep them coming! I’m starting a list. Jackie Greene, Mason Jennings, Alejandro Sanz…

    Tana–finally, someone who understands. It annoys me to no end when the aliens interfere with my plans!

  10. Jasmine* on September 24, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    You rock. Now get back to work! :)

  11. Kate C. on September 24, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    Woo-hoo!!!! Congrats!!!

    (no music recommendations from me, lord knows what you would end up with if I helped)

  12. David on September 24, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    Congrats! That’s some serious mileage. . .check out Needtobreathe for some good mellow southern rock!

  13. Christy on September 25, 2007 at 9:24 am

    That photo looks so much like my little brother when he was a kid that I thought it was him. Scary.

  14. christina on September 25, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    Hey, congratulations! I linked to you through Jasmine’s blog. One of my friends is one of the greatest musicians that you will ever hear – and he’s on iTunes!! Sorry, I know you don’t know me, but I couldn’t pass up such a great opportunity to let more people know about Chris Saub. You can look him up on iTunes under his name, (Chris Saub), or you can go to his website http://www.chrissaub.com and stream the CDs throught the links there. Really, if you are looking for some great music, you gotta give them a listen. I’d love for you to let me know what you think – and if you like them, let others know!

  15. Ariana on September 27, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    Congrats, Sean! How exciting for you. Well, I have to say that my new favs are Amy Winehouse, Arcade Fire, The Klaxons, Kaiser Chiefs and an oldie but goodie would be Muse. That’s some good stuff to keep you going. PS-Mel loved Amy Winehouse when she came over recently. Hint. Hint.

  16. Bradford on October 4, 2007 at 10:32 am

    … your awesomeness astounds me…

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