Last night Marathon Man ran 10k for North York General Hospital’s Underwear Affair® and raised $900! As you can see in the first photo he ran in his newly tie-died boxer/briefs (the handy work of E&H). And I was so sure he'd wear boxers!?!
This was Marathon Man's first time at The Affair - a crazy event where participants show up in their skivvies. The cause - to help uncover the cure for 'underfunded' below-the-waist cancers like prostate, ovarian, and colorectal.
This was also Marathon Man's first 'official event' running barefoot. He's been running without shoes for about 2 months now. So far so good, he says. All previous injuries (and there have been many) have literally disappeared! A few blisters here and there are the only issue now. FYI for all the concerned and/or curious he hasn't stepped on any sharp objects (yet). So far so good, I say.
The last photo is of Marathon Man just before he crossed the finish line (yeah). All the other photos are of strangers who generously obliged when asked if I could take their pictures. Note to all those strangers: Thank you! It's people like you that make an event like this so much fun!
And note to Marathon Man: This was a lot of fun! I'm thinking that we should add it to your annual roster? And maybe next year I'll run with you? I'll borrow your boxers - knowing they'll be available;)