Friday, May 01, 2009

The Flapjack Who Stole My Birthday

Sorry for my absence this week! I've been preparing to run my first 5K at 8AM tomorrow, which also happens to be my birthday. I'm sort of regretting this decision since getting up early and running are two of my least favorite activities, but at least I'll be hanging out in Eugene with some of my best (and more athletic) friends.

To make matters worse, I just found out that Krusteaz brand pancake mix always enters a human-size flapjack in the race and then gives anyone who finishes before it a free bag of pancake mix. This flapjack can run a 5K in 18 minutes.

So in the early hours of the anniversary of my 24th year of life, I'm going to be soundly defeated by a flapjack. Happy birthday to me!

Hope you guys have a great weekend, and I'll be back on Monday.

UPDATE: I finished my 5K in 35 minutes, which was way faster than I'd planned for. (FYI--I'd planned for it to take me a few days.) The flapjack was super intimidating and had amazing thighs and actually lapped me, but whatev.


FutureLint said...

A fast pancake, huh? Good luck and happy birthday lady!

Anonymous said...

Oh, the humanity! Or, maybe, oh, the humiliating personification of food!

Good luck, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Winona! You're going to be in Eugene! I would say we should hang out but I'm going to be in tech! Ahh! Have fun!

Kayla G said...

Happy Birthday! (: Good luck.

Michelle Schraudner said...

Ah, Eugene. I have so many fond memories of late night chats with campus police there. And by fond memories, I mean fuzzy memories. And by chats, I mean attempts to get out of stupid tickets.

Good luck! Kick that pancake's ass!

WendyB said...

I'd be chasing that thing with a huge bottle of syrup!

TINE said...

I do love me some fast food!

Marie said...

I would lose to the pancake too. I do not run that fast.

Susan B said...

Good luck and have fun!

Enna said...

Run after that fucker with a fork! Happy birthday lady!

Bekah said...

pancake party if you win?
good luck!

TheSundayBest said...

Holy Toledo that flapjack is selling faster than flapjacks.

I know that didn't make any sense but cmon - 18 minutes?

Pret a Porter P said...


Anonymous said...

does this make you slower than molasses?

amanda said...

I don't know, that sounds like the start to a great birthday! Or, at the very least, a great birthday story.

In the pancake's defense, he probably got to be that fast due to being chased by hordes of hungry breakfast-lovers.

the Constantly Dramatic One said...

I pity the soul that has to run within that flapjack.

Gillian said...

My birthday is tomorrow too! Its my 18, which where i live is drinking age. I will spend my birthday studying for my 5 exams next week. I'd rather be beaten by a pancake.

Valerie said...

Oh Man- I am one day older than you. Hay 24th!

Lilly said...

Wow that's one fast pancake! Good luck and happy birthday!

Lopi said...

Wow, the only thing I can imagine that is worse is BEING the person in the pancake suit. Poor bastard, just run along for a second and tell him "you look good enough to eat". A fine laydee like you saying that, will definitely make him feel less of a pancake.
And there goes your good deed of the day. You may spend the rest of your birthday in a totally selfish and indulgent way.
Happy birthday girl!

Katy said...

Flapjacks are pretty gross in my opinion, if that makes you feel any better! Good luck and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Apocalypstick said...

That flapjack is showing chocha.

Sanity Notebook | by Jessie Raisa said...

can i just say that i laughed out loud when i saw this picture? my roomate thinks me insane now. i hope your birthday proves a good one any how!

Sales Rack Raider said...

Run ahead of the pack and flatten the pancake! (That image just made my day.)

Happy Birthday, and have a great run!

Lindsay said...

Hey my fellow Taurus!!

Happy Birthday to you ;]

My lucky numba 18 is coming up on the 13th so I'm totally excited!!

I hope you beat the flapjack!!
Or at least.. get the headband and make some kind of fashionable belt/sash out of it haha.

We all know you're capable!!

- Lindsay P.

Marie said...

That is hilarious! Love it. Hope the race went well!

Anonymous said...

Wow - somehow when you said "flapjack" I just didn't really realize that you meant a real flapjack. I thought it was code for a fat guy or something.

echidna girl said...

How does one train to run inside a pancake? Just thinking about the practicality. Does he go out every morning around his neighborhood like that, or wing it as a once off on the day of the race?

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jess said...

Congratulations! 35 minutes is pretty darn good! That pancake is clearly a professional flapjack athelete, I'm quite intimidated myself.

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