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I’m a doorman in a building in Midtown.
For a while now, about 10 years. In the last five or six years, I just realized that it was so much better to run naked. When you run, your shirt chafes you. So one day I was like, ‘I’m losing the shirt.’ After a weekend, I asked myself, ‘What if I lose the shorts too?’
It’s like, I don’t know. I guess a lot of people are embarrassed. But the more comfortable I am, the better I train.
I’m getting ready for the World Nude 10k in Barcelona, held each year in April. Right now I’m doing some weight lifting, bulking up for the winter. I’m eating a lot and running a lot of short distances.
[A video entitled “Nude Guy at Taco Truck In Williamsburg — NO JOKE!!” can be found on YouTube.]
You won’t find anything on the World Nude 10k. It’s an event that you qualify for by participating in other nude events [found at] nuderuns.com. It’s really underground like fight club, only naked.
Once I won the race last year, I ostensibly became that.
I always wanted to be the best at something. I’m not the best athlete in the world. But I am the best nude athlete. To be honest, I was never the best at anything. [Awkward pause].This is born out of wanting to be the best at something. I think I can be an inspiration. We’re all not LeBron James or Michael Jordan. But we all have dreams.
I was a fullback. But I was like third string.
I realize not everyone is OK with it, so my fanny pack kind of helps hide the junk a little bit. I don’t want to freak anyone out. So it helps.
They’ve never stopped me. It was a concern at first, but they’ve never given me any trouble. The cops are cool, and no one really ever complains.
That’s in the southern part. I don’t run there, I want to respect their religion. I’m at the northern edge, near Greenpoint. I’m just loving life now.
I get a lot of shout-outs.
I’m nothing like the Naked Cowboy. We are totally different things. He’s a guy that sells his picture for money. I have a job. This is what I do in my meantime.
I met a girl a few months ago in the park. Jill. I was running, and she said, ‘Hey, can you stop.’ She asked me if I wanted to go out with her. She was really pretty. I said, ‘You know, I run naked all the time, will that bother you?’ She thinks what I’m doing is awesome.
She definitely saw my butt, because it was exposed.
I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing for a while, as long as it’s fun and I’m not getting arrested. I certainly don’t plan on shopping for clothes anytime soon.
Just let it hang out. Be yourself out there.
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