Now, for a change of pace. In case you haven't noticed, I love competitive sports -- like baseball, soccer and running hospitals. Here's one that meets some kind of definition for something, but I don't know what. It's called Muddy Buddy. In relay-like fashion, a pair of teammates take alternate phases of the race on foot and bicycle, ending up in a slog (together) through a muddy pit. The pair above just finished the San Jose race. I'll let you guess which picture is "before" and which is "after."