Thursday, October 26, 2006
This photo was taken in 1978 after my sophomore year in college. I had my younger brother take several “sexy” pictures of me with my Kodak pocket instamatic camera. I wanted to have some candid shots to give to my girlfriend before she left for her junior year abroad. I miss that style of short PE shorts with striped tube socks.
Despite what the picture implies, I was never much of a runner in my teens and twenties. It wasn’t until my late thirties when I became more concerned with my health and expanding waistline that I took up running. The first year of a daily regiment of running and walking I lost over 30 pounds. After a year of running around the middle school track, I finally signed up to do 10K race. Soon I started thinking about doing a marathon. I ended up completing three marathons in a three year period. Coincidently, it was also when I began to seriously question my “straightness”. I contemplated many scenarios on my long runs. After I came out, I gave up racing and running marathons. However, I still run 4-5 times a week for a total of 20 miles.
Classic Tech Recap:
Love this Dick Van Dyke commercial from the 70’s selling the pocket instamatic camera: