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Thing’s don’t always go as expected.

Posted in My life, Running with tags , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2016 by theroadandthedamned

So yesterday I went to help out at an Ultra I was originally supposed to run (before tearing both my soleus). I went to take photo’s and cheer on my fellow runners and friends.
By the end of the race I helped perform CPR on a man that didn’t make it. The race went well for most people the winner shattereed his previous course record by 10 minutes. A little while late a four time finisher came across the line asked for water and collapsed. Cpr had already been started when I arrived. I took over chest compressions while other’s were on the phone with EMS. As I started to get tired another runner took over we worked on him till the EMT’s got there. I figured he was gone but held out hope. They defifibed him multiple times and nothing. The ambulance took him away (none of us knowing his fate) and we tried to continue the race day as normal as possible. I did not know this gentleman but what happened yesterday will stick with me probably the rest of my life.
You really do have to live each day as it’s your last. This man died 3 minutes after I took his photo and he seemed so happy and healthy. You just never know.



Posted in My life, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 28, 2016 by theroadandthedamned

So you may or may not know I’m a very passionate person, one that loves music and photography. There are times for me that these passions combine and I will get a “press pass” this happened the other night for Buckethead here is my recap of the show.

Ok so Buckethead was amazing. I’ve been to literally hundreds of shows and never experienced anything quite like that, Watching someone is is quite possibly the best they are at what they do is something to behold. I mean here is this amazing musician that never speaks and hides his identity walking around the stage like he is 1/4 ninja, 1/4 robot, 1/4 Babbadook and the last 1/4 a spider. At times it was like the music was assaulting me in the best way possible, Also the most eclectic fanbase I’ve ever seen. From people in pushing their 70’s to hipsters and everything in between. At this moment I’d like to give a shout out to the dumbass white dude with dreads I almost fought. You see dreads was REALLY drunk and kept running into people. He fought with a woman over a toy (at first I thought they had just fallen) Then he ran through the crowd carrying a woman slamming into people along the way (one of them me and my camera) So I did the Bob thing I shoved him… hard. He turns and starts staring and pointing to a kid beside me I shove him again and say “it was me bitch” He didn’t want to fight. He then jumps onstage almost ruins the show a tech tossed him from the stage NOBODY tried to catch him. I may or may not have kicked him directly in the ass… After the show I saw dreads in the street and he said to me “One love Brotha” I may have grabbed a certain part of my anatomy and said “I got your love right here fucker. All in all an amazing night that is hard to put into words.