Mike and I hang out with people who like to do crazy things, more than once the beer mile has been mentioned as something that people wanted to do. If you don't know what the beer mile is here is a brief list of the rules:
The complete list of rules can be found, here.
Some of the rules were modified for this first annual beer mile, for example, no track was used but rather a 1/8th out and back route was marked on the road.
I did not want to participate in the beer mile, but Mike was all over it. Since we biked before the party yesterday we didn't have any running shoes with us so Mike had to borrow our friend Ron's shoes. He also did the "race" in his bathing suit!
Ready for the beer mile
Mike, Greg, Rick, Ron and a few other brave competitors competed in the beer mile. Mike had made the mistake, as had some others, of drinking a few beers prior to the race and then tried to eat some food to help soak up the beer. Big mistake.
The start of the race, Greg had run a 5 mile race that morning
Beer 1, done
He got air!
Mike and the others did pretty well the first couple of "laps", Ron was drinking champagne because he doesn't drink beer so he was doing pretty well.
Running down to the turn around point
It's a race!
Mike wasn't feeling very well after his third beer and then I heard someone say, "Mike's puking!" He must have planned this because then he started to feel better!
Right before the puking incident
Ron "won" the entire thing, but he disqualified himself since he wasn't drinking beer like the rest of the guys. Mike had to run a penalty lap because he had puked and he won the entire thing!
On his way to the penalty lap and victory
It took him about 18 minutes to do the entire thing, but he had a lot of fun even though he puked. It was entertaining to watch everyone and I think that it is definitely going to become an annual thing.
I'm content to just watch and take photos, though!
Have you ever done the beer mile? Would you?