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The 1st Annual Bad Ass Black Friday Run: A Day With The Hobby Joggas

Posted by on Nov 26, 2010 | 2 Comments

Who are the Hobby Joggas?  We’re  a band of sometimes-dysfunctional running friends that like trails, off-color humor, having fun, and beer.   We decided to organize a run of sorts as a means of burning off a few Thanksgiving calories and a celebration of our mutual hatred of our national holiday- Black Friday.

The location of the run- Muskegon State Park, North Muskegon, MI.  The distance- we had no idea.  The route- again, no idea.

In attendance:

In attendance (left to right): Rick Robbins, Alex Poulsen, Shelly Robillard, Brandon Mulnix, “Skid” Mark Robillard, Me, Andy Grosvenor, and Jesse Scott

It was cold (30°) and windy (NW 15-25).  We ran about 16-18 miles over a variety of terrain, including smooth trails, technical trails, lots of hills including the best hill in West Michigan, and some sand dunes.

Over the last five miles, we busted out a soccer ball and played what we imagined was a variation of the Tarahumara game from Born to Run.  It was shockingly fun!

Afterward, we drank beer and recounted stories of the Mind the Ducks hyjinks.  Good times were had by all.

If everyone had a group of friends like the Hobby Joggas, the world would be a much better place.  Granted, it would be more offensive and a lot less productive, but we’d have a lot more fun!

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  1. Angie Bee
    November 28, 2010

    I bet there is much heaving from trying to run and laugh at the same time!

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