Thursday, March 17, 2011

Saint Patrick, Ultrarunner


March 17th is the accepted date of Saint Patrick's death and the Irish (along with many others) celebrate by dyeing rivers green and drowning their sorrow about his death with copious amounts of green beer. What few people know, however, is that Saint Patrick was one of the first known ultrarunners, escaping slavery and running around loose throughout Ireland. Credited with ridding Ireland of snakes, or serpents, the truth is that Saint Patrick was simply using them as fuel on the go, a la K-Venom. To all you endurance enthusiasts out there, raise a toast to Saint Patrick, patron saint of ultrarunners.

Happy St Patrick's Day!

17 comments:

  1. Have a great day! And have a green beer for me!

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  2. That is awesome - I did not know that tidbit. Awesome!

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  3. Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!
    (St. Patrick's day blessing upon you)

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  4. learn sumin' new every day. thank, sugar. :)

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  5. Thanks for the interesting info, got a new wrinkle in my brain! Enjoy your green beer!!!

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  7. Is that a St. Patrick's Day Rad Runner pose?

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  8. Ah, the second comment makes more sense! Yes, totally a Rad Runner pose.

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  9. I will have to keep the green beer chilled until after the race on Sunday? Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  10. If you cross your eyes just right at the picture, you get St. Patrick in 3D!

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  11. Hahahaha. What would the blogosphere be like without you guys ribbing each other :) Now if only he'd rid the US of serpents...

    Happy St Patrick's!

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  12. It all makes so much sense. Thank you for the explanation K!

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  13. Love St. Patty's Day....and Happy St. Kovas Day! : )

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