Big long thing number 175 complete at the Flying Monkey Marathon. For those unfamiliar with the Flying Monkey Marathon it is a fundraiser for the eradication of a dangerous invasive species of flying monkey found in the Warner Park system in Nashville Tennessee. This is my third monkey and as I am wont to do I wore camouflage again to shield myself from potential monkey attack. In this case a furry monkey onesie. To answer the question I received 179 times on the course: yes, it was hot. Lately I have found I tend to beat myself up a lot after races for not performing as well as I think I could have/should have. As usual the monkey was a great experience for me, a reminder of why I do this: the friendships, experience, and the beer. Also, it’s incredibly hard to take yourself too seriously when you’re dressed like a freaking monkey. Fun fact: The City of Nashville was named for a revolutionary war general Francis Nash, an ancestor of poet and Harvard dropout Ogden Nash.