So Nate officially signed up for the marathon, too! Now I have a partner in crime---let's just hope we don't kill each other in the process.
Upon further inspection of the application form online, he stumbled upon this mysterious category:
What the heck does that mean? Poor Nate does, in fact, qualify for the 'Clydesdale division' but I miss out on being an 'Athena' [I guess that's a good thing, but I don't know. Maybe it's some special honor?]
Of course my first mental image is Nate, morphed into one of the adorable Budweiser clydesdales, trotting along the marathon and neighing. Seriously, that is what I pictured.
Nate asks, "What the hell is this? Does this mean I'm obese? And deserve a special category for being too fat to run a marathon?" And I agree, it does seem a little sketchy. Is it some special honor to run a marathon if you are over 195 pounds?
And I personally don't think 195 for a guy and 145 for a girl is that much. We are tall people so we automatically weigh more than our miniature peers. Do they give out special medals to marathoners who aren't lightweights?
I leave you with the mental image of Nate morphing into a clydesdale during the race. With hooves and all:)