Mad Lib! Cayuga Trails 50



ERIC EAGAN from #TrailsRoc!! (the crowd goes wild) Okay, so my Mad Lib entries were sparse, to put it mildly – but the submissions I did receive were great. Thank you to those of you who played along! Read Eric’s winning entry below. Oh Eric, just wait until you get your Mystery Prize Sack.

Cayuga Trails 50 Mile Race Report

“My alarm went off at 4:00 am and I looked outside the window to see Jesus (no wait that’s Ian…no wait he cut his hair…it IS Jesus) giggling.  It was going to be an interesting day!  I tip-toed downstairs to eat my go-to breakfast of quinoa kabobs & deep fried bananas before changing into my sweat stanked race gear.

When I arrived at the start line I felt like Pumba from the lion king WHEN I WAS A YOUNG WART HOOOOOGGGG.  It was time to race!  At 6 am on the dot Ian blew into the officer’s breathalyzer and we all started the running man challenge.

During those opening miles I was feeling great & belting out the lyrics to Celine Dion’s I Will Go On.  Even though I was all business I had a muck covered face the whole time.  At mile 13 I planned to take a shit.  Luckily I had a teddy bear strapped to my left tricep.

Around mile 19 I heard someone coming up behind me & was thrilled to see Bernie.  We talked about how are races were going and he told me a story that made me Feel the Bern so hard I donated what’s left to him!  That was a great distraction – thanks Bernie!

As I arrived at the start/finish line to begin my 2nd loop I shouted “OFF WITH HIS HEAD!!” to the spectators & they all ran in fear.  This lifted my spirits even higher. By mile 38 I was starting to feel sluggish so I reached for my vegan snack.  Oh crap!!  I burned my eyelashes There’s no time to worry about that.  Onward.

Powering through those final miles was rough, but finally the finish crowd was in sight & I could stop seeing things.  I was thrilled to be finished and excited to get tanked with my friends.  What an amazing day!”

Here are some of my favorite answers from other entries:

“I tip-toed downstairs to eat my go-to breakfast of a Strong Hearts reuben & Earth Crisis milkshake” – Jason Mintz

“Even though I was all business I had a fake mustache on my face the whole time.” – Jason Young

“As I arrived at the start/finish line to begin my 2nd loop I shouted “THE END IS NIGH” to the spectators & they all repented.” – Tom Dee


It’s that time folks – taper time!! I have extra time on my hands so I figured I would get a head start on my race report for the upcoming Cayuga Trails 50. And you my friends can be a part of my big day by creating the story or how my race could, or should unfold. If you want to complete my Cayuga Trails 50 Mad Lib you will be in the running for a Mystery Prize Sack! 🙂

mystery prize sack

Click the link below if you want to play. I will have a 3rd party read the entries and decide which they like best. You can make it as crazy as you want! Not following traditional rules, you can read the story as you go to craft your creative responses.

After the race I will post the winning entry and even complete the Mad Lib myself (to the best of my ability) with my own version of how things really went down…


  • 1 entry per person
  • entries must be received prior to the race start on June 4th at 6:00 am EST
  • you do not have to be running this race, or a runner period, to enter!

Have fun & thanks for playing! 🙂