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October 13, 2008


baltimore marathonBefore I started writing this post, I went back and checked the comments from Whatchadointhisweekend?, just to see if anybody planned to run the Baltimore Marathon.

The closest we got was Allan's girlfriend. Rock on, Midnight Sunners. I'm glad to know everyone's in shape ...

Yesterday afternoon I hosted a free live taping of Baltimore Unsigned at The 8x10 with Among Wolves. It was a great session -- one of our most well-attended yet. I'm really looking forward to their new album. Oh, and I watched about 20 minutes of the Ravens getting jackknifed by the Colts before turning it off. Too much for me to bear.

All right. Your turn to share.

(Photo by Kim Hairston/Sun photographer)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:11 AM | | Comments (11)


I ran the Baltimore Half Marathon. Race was great, a little hotter than I wanted it to be.

Best sight: Mile 13, near Guilford and 33 street. Some car was playing "Eye of the Tiger" and a man was on top of the car wearing a Tiger costume.

Also, I was amazed to see how many people were outside cheering people on. Someone offered me a Bloody Mary at mile 2 on Pratt Street.

Sunday, relaxed and slept most of the day.

great job Drew! Go for the full next year!

The girlfriend successfully completed the marathon in 4hours and 56 min., which I think is about average, but she was more concerned about keeping pace as opposed to time. I gotta say my fav. part about marathons/races is the costumes people wear while running. We saw, a guy in a full kilt, soldier wearing a full backpack, a guy who was juggling the entire race, and an older guy wearing a tuxedo. Also, to start the first wave of the half marathon they played, "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen, which was entirely appropriate.

BTW, Sam were you at Frazier's for a little bit on Sat. night? If you were, the beard really threw me off for a second, and I couldn't tell if it was you or not.

yeah i ran the half too. loved that eye of the tiger crew. very cool to see all neighborhoods cheering for the runners.


No, that wasn't me at Frazier's. It was my evil twin brother Stan. He's the hairy one.

Taped Nathan Bell at the Metro Gallery:

Also taped Google Eyes at the Hexagon on Friday (recording not online).

Slept from 4pm on Saturday until 8:30am on Sunday.

i also ran the half. charles village "eye of the tiger" crew is always one of the race highlights. a tad disappointed nobody was offering cups of beer on the course though. get out there and share some suds next year!!

For my exercise (though it's no marathon), I went to the Girl Talk show. It turned out to be a decent dance party. I was mostly shocked by the large number of teensters wearing 80's aerobic gear (american apparel clothes presumably) full of spandex, neons, and headbands.

Dinner at Todd Conner's and then drinks at Friends for a friend's birthday on Friday.

Cleaned the house and then hit up Max's for another birthday celebration that night.

It was a Fells-tastic weekend overall.


Kilts for every need and occasion:

wow, those are some snazzy kilts. nothing says "formal", like a tuxedo kilt.

"a tad disappointed nobody was offering cups of beer on the course though."

i had a genesee light at mile 10...yeah liquid carbs. i think they might have run out as it was only 2 guys with a small cooler...but props to them if they are out there.

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