A swampy heaviness hung in the air as John Domico, Jim Moore, Lance Bland, Marty Klanchar, Steve Williams, Greg Luna, John Sheakoski, Mike Casper, Tara Murray, Meira Minard, Ann Skulas-Ray, Jessica Charles Wekke, Ed, Sam, and Tommy Thompson, Mark Fedkin, Jamie Volkert, Dave DeGroote, Ron Cunfer, Rob Shaver, Lee Culver, newcomer Kyle, Dean Lapp, John Wilcock, and Marty Mazur headed for the track.

At first, there was only Tara, clad in a light green moss, and rasping heavily, caked in the juice of forest ferns. And Bwana noticed Jessica, with tropical fronds dangling from her as she shambled along. Bwana was suspicious of the mildewy odor, but made nothing of it as he gave out the workout: 4X800 run in pairs with a partner for 1 lap, "to keep you honest". But as the workout progressed, more of these strange female critters that we don't see too much of at the track appeared, zombie-like, shuffling and moaning as they clomped around the track. The scary thing was that, just like in the movies, these limping, wheezing halflings kept catching the rest of us!

There were quite a number of zombies missing from the Monster Mash. Tom "Gimpzilla" Cali was working on making his eyeballs look independently across a barroom in two different directions. Michael Goldfinger was cleaning the nozzle on his spray gun. Tom "Keyboardface" Hilands headed off for a pre-nap limp around the golf course. Cheryl "Shambling Mound" Capone was working on her splorping sounds. Costas "Cthulhu" Maranas was counting his tentacles. And Greg the Wookie of a Dillion Follicles was in for his annual delousing.