Dead Chicken 10K  

ByteChaser2 52M
2834 posts
1/8/2006 11:11 am

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Dead Chicken 10K

So there I was... Second only to "Once upon a time" as an opening line lol

Back in my teen youth... my community had this summer celebration. Well, actually it was a a neighboring (and rival) townships thing. They called it the "Blueberry Festival". We called it the "Dead Chicken Week"... What? you need an explanation? K...

See, Southern and Central Maine had a few industries. Lobsters, paper pulp, blueberries, shoes, and chicken ranching. Belfast had the processing plant for the latter... a downright smelly place to be. The Chamber of Commerce decided that they should promote blueberries to the tourism trade... since lobsters were a given and paper... well, that just doesn't have the summer draw yanno?

So anyway, we called it the dead chicken festival. See, every year, in the "heat" of summer - as though heat is really a known quantity in Maine - the festival would host a 10K run. The "Blueberry Run" and guess where the route passed... Yeah... The processing plant. Thus the name - "Dead Chicken"...

So anyway, there I was... At about the half way point of the 10K. Scant yards from the plant and retching from the stench... Wanting only to get away from the fumes and really pouring on the steam. I'd been running this 10K every year since Jr. High. And every year, I'd been the lone "rival". The crowds along the route would cheer on the locals and I'd hear the deafening silence.

Not this year. Unknown to me, my mom had organized the "Bytechaser" cheering squad. So sprinting the mile or so past the plant, I'm passing runners and really focussed.

And the cheers started up...

And the tears started up...

And I tore ass to the best finish ever for me in that run.

It never ceases to amaze me what the support of family and friends can accomplish.

digdug41 49M

1/8/2006 9:33 pm

yeah byte it is nothing like family on your side, it is also true that no one can push your buttons like them either, so your a runner huh cool the only time I ran was when the police was chasing me
and thank god I didnt get caught

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rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
1/9/2006 3:20 pm

Bawk bawk

ByteChaser2 52M

1/9/2006 6:33 pm

Yeah Digs. True enough... I ran cuz I was small and easy to target lol

ByteChaser2 52M

1/9/2006 6:34 pm

Yer not a dead chicken sj! Your a live HONEY BEE!!!

rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
1/9/2006 7:20 pm

that explains the buzzing

AlbertPrince 57M

1/10/2006 6:04 am

Don't miss it ~ Auction! AlbertPrince signed

ByteChaser2 52M

1/10/2006 5:58 pm

lol sj - you and your buzz... better than lalala

ByteChaser2 52M

1/10/2006 6:09 pm

But why would I want a picture of your butt Albert? A collectors Item to be sure... but sorry... just don't do nothin for me

ByteChaser2 52M

1/10/2006 6:09 pm

Thanks sexyfit!

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
1/11/2006 6:37 am

i want a pic of your sexy butt

I'm a

i'm here to stay

ByteChaser2 52M

1/11/2006 4:14 pm

And since you asked so nice papy... I'll get right on it! You do realize my butt is broken though right? It's got this *crack* in it!

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