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Now, I know, dear readers, you all love visiting Team HQ to read about the Viper's travails of the running and boozing variety. However, a few times this year you could find me elsewhere on the superwebs. I give you, the Viper's Best Guest Appearances of 2008.
The Runners' Lounge requested an exclusive interview with me after I ran two marathons. Learn how I got my moniker and find out just how serious I am about this whole running and drinking thing.
Xenia paid homage to me by casting my likeness in her epic blog series The Wizards of Blogland. You can read the first segment of the story, but it doesn't really start to get interesting until Part 2.
You've never seen post-race photos of me? Why, then you haven't checked out the erratic epicurean, who snapped this candid shot of me after the Akron Marathon with my recovery beverage.
Ms. V also has a photo of me--in spirit.
This isn't really a guest appearance, but Marcy wrote about her screw shoes experiment and flavored contraceptives, my comment to which then inspired joyRuN to admit to having a "blogfatuation" with me, and then MCM Mama and Sarah admitted to similar feelings in joyRuN's comments. It's a tough job being so adored.
Wherein I lazily respond to your pedestrian comments of the week.
Carolina John says my 32 miles last week puts me in good shape to reach my mileage goal this year: "Now if you can just pull together a couple of 33-mile weeks, you'll have your 1,000 on the year. It's amazing to be that close, dude!"
Answer: Two 33-mile weeks in a row? Are you mad?!? I only need four miles per day (or two 28-mile weeks, plus 12 miles in the final three days of 2008).
Blyfinn was as disgusted as I was when Vanilla said eating his hat was just an expression: "I don't know where this whole 'just an expression' is coming from. What happened to the time when you could take a man for his word?"
Answer: Next thing you know people will start doubting the photographic proof that he did indeed take a bite from his favorite hat.
P.O.M. misread when I wrote "holiday-related consumption": "At first glance I thought you said, 'holiday-related constipation.'"
Answer: Actually, I might have the opposite problem.
Happy Hour is nearly upon us! Well, upon you. I've been happy all day. Have a fine weekend, and if this is my last post until next year, enjoy your holidays and happy New Year! Run well and drink well, teammates. Cheers!