Sunday, July 14, 2013

Weekend in Cape May, N.J. June 2013 (more Runting Training)

All Pictures at the Bottom

Margarite and I got an invite to visit Money and Ndeye-Anta in Cape May, New Jersey. You may Senegal last December. The big reason for the invite was Money knew I enjoyed Runting and Cape May had a big Runting race "The Pepperoni Bread Challenge", the event called for a 2.5 mile run, eat a 2 foot long pepperoni bread, and then run another 2.5 miles.
remember we traveled with Money and Ndeye-Anta to

If you want to know what Pepperoni Bread is, and how to make it, watch this video. The video shows a one and a half foot long bread the race called for eating a 2 foot long bread.

Gary Nolan who you may remember has done several Runting events with me, including "The Krispy Kreme Challenge" and "The Jog'n Hog" heard about the "The Pepperoni Bread Challenge". While
Gary Nolan was not at the same level as Dan The Man when it comes to Runting, he saw an opportunity for his 9 year old daughter, Cutify. Runting is just starting to open up for women. Gary Nolan thought this would be a great event to introduce Cutify to the sport of Runting.

We all meet for the big event, Saturday morning in Cape May. Luckily for me the eating portion of this event was optional. Margarite and I planned on just running the 5 mile event and skip the eating portion. I am currently training for a half Ironman and a Marathon and need to watch my weight. To much Runting can cause excessive weight gain.

For the younger folks like Cutify there was a junior Runting event, the participants only had to run one mile, eat a 12 inch long Pepperoni Bread and then run another mile. The junior event started at 9:00 AM and the regular event started once the junior event was complete.

Melanie, Cutfy's older sister was also doing the junior event. It was great to watch all these future Runters warming up. They warmed up both their legs and stomach.

Gary Nolan, Margarite, and I decided to run along with the Junior Runters for support. What a great
event, not only were the kids fast, Cutify ran her first mile in 13 minutes, they could eat, downing that Pepperoni Bread in just 5 minutes. Cutify asked her dad for some eating techniques, watching the two of them devour these Pepperoni Breads was cute.

After the Junior Event, we had the 5 mile race, all the adults opted out of the optional eating part. Gary Nolan, and I had respectful finishes, averaging under 7:30 minute mile pace. While Margarite blew it out getting second overall with a pace under 6:30 minute miles.

After the race Money and Ndeye-Anta invited us back to their place for a post race after party, party.

Once everybody was fully recovered we decided to take the Willow Creek Winery bus to the Winery for a quick tour of the grounds. What a great way to celebrate a great event and great weekend.

Next I am off to Seattle and the San Juan Islands.

Cheers for now,


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