Saturday, March 20, 2010

Bandit

I've been a full-time runner for over 20 years. I normally don't feel the need to advertise this but today I do. Because today was the first day of Spring. And today it was beautiful outside. And today, today I ran bandit. And for those of you who don't know what that means, don't worry about it. For those of you who do, eat it. You think you're better than me, suckuh?

(starting line pic)

Today was the 35th running of the St. Patrick's road race in Holyoke, Massachusetts. There was a mad amount of runners, a mad amount of mayhem, a mad amount of vomit (not from me), and a mad amount of fun. Big ups to my boy J.C. for making his first appearance with me at the starting line. See you next year, bitch. (pre-race pic)


And while I was away, great things happened in e-land. Lots of great things. So many great things that, again, you'll have to forgive me if I miss something.

Wigleaf. Bam. Me at Wigleaf. Tremendous thanks to Scott Garson for his kindness and patience. Check out my piece and postcard. Yes, do. Thank you, too.

The quietly awesome Foundling Review dropped an insane issue today. An insane STACKED issue. Unreal. Be sure to check out awesomeness from Roxane Gay and awesomeness from too many other awesome people to name. Just go. Bam.

The first title from Prick of the Spindle's Aqueous Books, Michael Atwood's The HiStory of Santa Monica, is now available for pre-order. More bam.

And....what?

Happy Spring, all. (post-race pic)

15 comments:

ty2thaB said...

hi i do the running too bless

tia prouhet said...

Nice fannypack.

ty2thaB said...

also. [since i don't see my first comment on here] i will further that i never run bandit on acct of i do not enter the races becuz of the ppl in them mostly but umm i have been running commando with some shorts from last year that i forgot give me mad irritation rash on my left groin and umm ah well yeah dontcha know it i got that stupid heat rash or whatever today gross i know right bless

P. H. M. said...

Hey motherfucker congratulations on Wigleaf.

I need your help with something.

oxacketh

Mel Bosworth said...

ty: bless yes

tia: fannypacks are practical. you know you want one.

ty: more bless yes

madore: thanks, homie. email me if you need help, you dingle berry. you know how to find me.

xTx said...

lookit all myhomeslices in mel's comment box.
me not know what means run bandit. something about underwear????

"I see you..." in my Avatar voice.

Mel Bosworth said...

"bandit" means i ran with a mask on. a crazy mask. made of worms.

sleeeeeeeeeeeep.

Johnsie Noel said...

Nice one on Wigleaf! poke poke

And aren't happy feet fun to tread on? or upon? rather...asics, nike or mizuno? Oh gawd! Don't tell me you are a New Balance man!

Mel Bosworth said...

big thanks, jen. these days i am a nike man.

Jason Jordan said...

Kudos on the running and Wigleaf piece. :)

Mel Bosworth said...

thanks, jason. starting the new season off on the right foot. boom snick!

Roxane Gay said...

I had no idea you were a runner. All these writer runners. Crazy. Enjoyed the Wiglead piece so much.

xTx said...

i think i figured out what bandit running is IT IS NOT A WORM MASK BOSWORTH!

ty, i also run commando but only cuz with all this running my hipsass is shrinking and my panties start to fall off while i run. bless.

Eric Beeny said...

Wonderfully awesome piece in Wigleaf, Melly-Mel. Keep being what you are...

You'd outrun me anyday. Me and my asthma pump would be collapsed three feet from the starting line...

Mel Bosworth said...

roxane: super thanks. ahm glad you lyked my vigleafness. writer-runners are crazy.

xTx: i knew you'd figure it out. ha ha!

E-Bones: thanks, brotha. we'll get you a pair of rollerblades.