Another FPP subject drops by to say hello July 1, 2013 12:44 AM   Subscribe

So we learned about Eric Strand in this post as the crazy person who woke up at 3am to run the Grandma's Marathon course in Duluth backwards before turning around and running it forwards with his son and a friend. What made his video so post worthy is the gosh-darned cheery good time he was having as he did this. So, he dropped by to thank us and to let us know he's training for the Leadville 100.
posted by Slarty Bartfast to MetaFilter-Related at 12:44 AM (14 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

I saw the original post and this finally made me go back and actually read the comments and links and realize that he ran the course in reverse not literally running backwards and now I'm sad.
posted by dogwalker at 12:56 AM on July 1, 2013 [9 favorites]

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posted by the quidnunc kid at 2:01 AM on July 1, 2013 [32 favorites]

Sorry quidnunc, I tried but I put you at the bottom of the form by accident instead.
posted by solarion at 3:08 AM on July 1, 2013 [3 favorites]

So infectiously cheery. I'm starting to suspect Eric has invented an Anti-Snark Ray of some kind. Thanks Slarty Bartfast.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 3:14 AM on July 1, 2013

If by Leadville he means Leadville, Colorado....that is where the esteemed Ralph was born.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 4:27 AM on July 1, 2013 [1 favorite]

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Unless it turns out that the universe, including all sense of time, is merely a momentary epiphenomenon.
posted by gauche at 5:53 AM on July 1, 2013

Has been added to the "Hey that's me!" page on the wiki, thanks beryllium.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:31 AM on July 1, 2013 [2 favorites]

He's infectious with his enthusiasm! Also, I love a race that doesn't take itself too seriously and hands out beer on the route.
posted by arcticseal at 8:56 AM on July 1, 2013

Leadville's above 10,000 feet!

Please take care of yourself, Eric-- and good luck!
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posted by benito.strauss at 10:14 AM on July 1, 2013 [3 favorites]

The recursion factor in this thread is way high. Everybody get in, it's gonna blow!

Welcome to MetaFilter, leadfeet. It's gonna blow!
posted by carsonb at 12:30 PM on July 1, 2013

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quidnunc kid doesn't function well in reverse. So don't kid quidnunc 1# vote, but vote #1 quidnunc kid.

This is a good MeTa and Eric Strand is cool.
posted by ersatz at 1:33 PM on July 1, 2013

I don't under what I never.
posted by nevercalm at 2:16 PM on July 1, 2013

How do I turn on the dyslexic font again?
posted by cjorgensen at 2:49 PM on July 1, 2013

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