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Running with Sione from NBC’s Biggest Loser

Sione
Sione greeting runners as they cross the finish line!

Last night I was out on what can only be classified as an over 2000 calorie binge session, when I remembered Stephanie mentioned a 5k close to the house scheduled for this morning. Dispite my late night shenanigans, there aren’t a lot of runs in my small town, so I was interested in running.

This morning, after hauling some bulk trash out to the curb at 6am, I jumped into the car and headed to the race. I knew as an inaugural event, that it wasn’t going to be as smooth as a run like Pat’s Run from last week, but I hoped it would be better than my first 5k back on 10/10/10 – which turned out to be a 4ish-k race.

dirty shoes
My shoes took a beating in the loose dirt...

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Last night I was out on what can only be classified as an over 2000 calorie binge session, when I remembered Stephanie mentioned a 5k close to the house scheduled for this morning. Dispite my late night shenanigans, there aren’t a lot of runs in my small town, so I was interested in running.

This morning, after hauling some bulk trash out to the curb at 6am, I jumped into the car and headed to the race. I knew as an inaugural event, that it wasn’t going to be as smooth as a run like Pat’s Run from last week, but I hoped it would be better than my first 5k back on 10/10/10 – which turned out to be a 4ish-k race.

dirty shoes
My shoes took a beating in the loose dirt...

As I registered for the event, I realized there were no chips but I expected that. Then I realized there are no bibs – didn’t expect that. As I walked back to my car to drop off my wallet, I bumbed into Sione – did NOT expect that either! Best part was that he recognized me right away.

He made a point to mention that I looked great and referenced the last time he saw me was at the Biggest Loser auditions over a year ago. The rest of the race was as bad as I have come to expect from first time small time races – but it wa

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