O.K…so this idea is the pantheon of stupidity:
Watch out! The Great Bull Run is coming to the U.S.Organizers of the Pamplona-inspired event plan for several U.S. cities to unleash bulls to sprint through fenced-in courses as daredevils sprint to avoid being trampled.The inaugural run is set for Aug. 24 in Richmond, Va. More events are planned for Georgia, Texas, Florida, California, Minnesota, Illinois and Pennsylvania. Click here for the source story.
Eeeeeeee doggies…look at me run…from a bull
So let me see if I can wrap my mind around this incredibly imbecilic idea. You have a free weekend, feel like challenging yourself so you decide to enter a “bull run”. I have a couple of problems with “bull runs”. 1. Potential animal cruelty, 2. it’s stupid 3. it’s stupid, 4 it’s stupid…and so on. If you are so inclined to dodge large moving things, go ride a bicycle in Manhattan during rush hour…you’ll be able to dodge 3,000 pound things called…cars. I see this “bull run” as an excuse for fat, retarded (sorry no P.C.) drunk non athletes to pretend that they are doing something moderately challenging and dangerous. But hey man this is America and anyone has the right to act like a halfwit.
If you want a challenge and I mean a real challenge, try a Spartan Race. I’ve written about the Spartan Races before. A Spartan Race is no “fun run” where you get food coloring thrown on you while you run or have people dressed like zombies chase you. Nope…Spartan Races are badass…balls out challenges for people that truly want to test their mettle. I was contacted by Spartan Race Media and was given the following news:
Spartan Race has partnered with NBC Sports to bring obstacle racing to television. NBC will be filming 8 professional athletes and 4 everyday Spartans at the Spartan Race World Championships in Killington, Vermont next month on September 21st for a 90 minute TV special. Spartan Race has launched a Get On TV campaign in which people will submit a story about how training and racing in a Spartan Race has transformed their life for a chance to be featured on this special.
Rather than doing something incredibly pointless like any of the garden variety “challenge” races, step up…try a Spartan Race. Who knows you may end up on T.V. Arooooooooooo!
The Spartan Race…