So, I present my almost famous moment from the Rock N Roll San Antonio Marathon in November 2009. When you attend the expo before a marathon, they give you a program, which contains the map, course amenities, feature articles, etc., etc. Usually, it also contains pictures from past marathons. (Amusingly, at inaugural RNR events, they use stock photos with blurred bibs - which have the name of the city on them - but this was the second year of Rock N Roll San Antonio, so these were RNR SA '08 pics.)
This year's marathon program looked like this:
I am not on the cover. These are the fast guys - see the Kenyan and the Ethiopian in there? I was a little further behind. But, when you turned to page 21, you saw this:
Page 21 is a fairly standard page, outlining the course amentities. Until you look a bit closer and,
TA DA! Yep, that's me in the red 'Brak Pak' short-sleeve shirt, white visor, and gloves - trying to line up a water cup with my piehole. I really love the "PAIN IN YOUR SIDE?" header underneath the pic. To be clear, that was a header for the next section of text, NOT a caption of my pic.
So, that was my brush with fame. Fleeting but fabulous.