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Friday, October 09, 2009

My Last Post Was Real, So Is This One!

I ran aforementioned contest twice.. the other time was quite amazing, in a couple of ways! The first year I ran in it, mistakes were made... An older friend of mine was running, and we shucked and jived a little before the race... They ran three races at once back then, a 5K, a half marathon, and the big Kahuna- a full marathon.. we're in the 1/2.. We take off at the starting gun, and we were all given a map of the course, in addition to a guy on a bike who is to lead us were we we're supposed to go..Guy on bike goes the wrong way, and everybody follows him -except my friend Rodger! 200 yards into the race, the guy on the bike figures out he goofed, but now a guy who runs 8-minute miles is leading the pack! It was hilarious to watch 100's of young, trained athletes trying to catch up! They did, of course- and we went on to laugh about it for years...
In the Marathon, something happened.. A guy, trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon gets a hit in the head from nowhere..Knocks him down. He actually finishes the run, but not a good enough time to qualify for Boston.. He goes into the Med tent, complaining of a splitting headache. They check and find, he has been shot with a .22 bullet in the head! It was just under the skin, and came from a stray squirrel hunter's shot. The people of Boston invited him to be a participant in their famous race, and waived the time of his Marathon.. This really happened!
P.S- Look this up on Google under Grand Valley Marathon Shot..should give you the details..

32 comments:

A Year on the Grill said...

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE... It's squirrel huntin season

blueviolet said...

I can't believe those two wacky things happened in the same race!

buffalodick said...

Griller- It happened, I swear it..
BlueV- look it up, about 1978-9- for real, it happened!

Chris said...

"Dang Paw, Maw ain't gonna buhlieve the size that THAT squirrel!"

buffalodick said...

Chris- Everything reminds me of a story.. Once B-I-L and I were hunting.. took two shots from a twenty gauge to bring him down.. Biggest nuts on an animal I have ever seen- by body weight.. Roasted him and it was the toughest squirrel you could ever imagine! Girl squirrels were weeping in the woods for a year..

highlandsranchfoodie said...

Hey BD, I think this calls for a blog post with a good squirell recipe.

Lea Ann

buffalodick said...

Highlander- I got 'em! But most folks won't go for that.. They are a creature most people feel are a bird feeder bandits!..I don't hunt much anymore... Let it live, let it grow has become my attitude..even though I am armed to the teeth!

doggybloggy said...

its getting freaky over here - its gonna turn into the shining soon, I bet!

buffalodick said...

DogB- Who the heck are you to talk about goofy? A gay posse after you.. :) Food soon- I have a bug, and haven't eaten in a bit..

Kate said...

I thought that kind of stuff only happened in South Dakota.

Donna-FFW said...

hahahahaha girl squirrels crying... you are on your humor game for sure!

buffalodick said...

Kate- Law in Michigan..cannot discharge firearm while hunting within 200 yards of a dwelling.. most rifle bullets can travel more than a mile and can still injure or kill..

buffalodick said...

Donna- You would have cried too, if you saw this stud of the forest! I don't know how he managed to walk...

jules said...

What a crazy story. Like seriously, what are the chances of that happening? I'm glad he was ok!

buffalodick said...

Jules- All kinds of weird happens in everyone's lives, and the sad part is, they don't remember as they get older.. This is why I write some of this stuff, so that others will know, that I had a life too.. and a damn good one!

Rachel said...

So, were you the one with the squirrel gun or the guy on the bike? :)

Shelly W said...

Sheeit BD! That's nuts! Good thing it wasn't your melon getting shot up!

buffalodick said...

Rachel- No! My brother-in-law is the quickest gun, and I was trying to run that day! I'm just the cook, the victim, and the witness to all that happens...

buffalodick said...

Shell- Lord knows if anyone was aiming, I was moving so slow- they would have hit me!

boots said...

You are one crazy man ya know it? these last two running stories! are you in google as well under your google name? LOL! glad someone has been married longer than me, and I DO believe you hit it right when you said, "the one that is mad is the only one suffering"...Gonna have to blog that when I get home!

Marjie said...

I've never run a marathon, and have never intended to. Much less even now that I find out marathonners can be mistaken for squirrels. They're running one here this weekend; you can be sure I'm staying OUT of the city tomorrow.

JihadGene said...

In California it's the result of drive-by's preformed by my loyal customers, not squirrel hunters.

Akelamalu said...

Crikey you expect to get blisters on your feet not a bullet in your head when you run a marathon! :0

MarmiteToasty said...

maybe he wouldnt of been shot if he hadnt of been wearing that stupid squirrel costume LMFAO

The couple that live opposite me and whose 2 nippers I take to school each day are training for the Great South Run.... an my Jacob babysits twice a week for them and they pay him 10 quid (about $20) for just an hour whilst they run LOL

x

buffalodick said...

Boots- I prefer the term "functionally insane" to crazy.. :)
Marjie- Back then, the college was in the middle of surrounding farmland, and what are the odds? We were in the race and didn't believe it..
Gene- They don't use .22's, hold handguns sideways, and usually can't hit what they are aiming at...
Ake- It made national news, and I did find it on the Internet...
Marmy- During hunting season in Michigan, if you want your wife dead, you buy her a fur coat and a hat with antlers.. :)

Just telling it like it is said...

I really believe you... I do Miracles do happen and I have seen some crazy things in the ER.

As for my blog..You know I Engineer still ready s my blog and as to knot totally kill his heart I sometimes change things around...but I find my life full of funny things that I got to get out...Does that help you understand?

P.s. You know I always love a good story from your family life...I find it very kind and interesting!

buffalodick said...

Darngirl- You are one darn girl! New story coming up!

K said...

Wow...I just thought running a marathon will feel like getting shot in the head.

buffalodick said...

K- The year I wanted to try and run a full marathon, I had screwed up my back moving 300lbs. of steel! 30yrs. old..What a birthday!

Pam said...

I knew there was a reason I never wanted to run a marathon.

buffalodick said...

Pam- I did it when I could, and remember your stories, because later- it might be all you have left..

Tanya Kristine said...

holy shit! poor guy and poor squirrels!!!

i don't get the concept of running 26.1 miles. no. thank. you.