Tuesday, January 31, 2012 4 comments

Tuesday's Thoughts......

Is it just me or does it feel strange when you don't shower or change clothes at least twice a day?

Fifty degrees in the mitten state on January 31st????

I actually lost a few pounds over the weekend, so the Beer diet is working.

What are Runner World and Running Times magazines trying to tell me? All of these articles about the aging runner.

More Bloggers are hanging up their pens and resorting back to a normal life.

Pinterst? Another way for me to waste mu valuable time.

I always cringe when our local running shop tries to sell one of my participants an $70 base layer top! I always pull them aside and point them to Target.........

Does anybody (other than me) actually go back and read their training logs?

Fifty degrees means running in shorts!


Monday, January 30, 2012 6 comments

Monday's Musings.........

No, not these guys but a brand new bunch of endurance runners! The 2012 Summer team showed up to snow and wind but that didn't stop them from getting in their prescribed mileage. Here are a few things that came out of the group run:

  • A lot of people have never run with a group before
  • Some people really haven't run before....
  • We get stuck with round numbers when talking about pace.
  • Some of them were sore the next day.
  • All of them are looking forward to doing it again!
 Well, we finally got snow but the temps are suppose to climb into the forties on Tuesday! It was different to be running in the snow for the first time in a while.


Friday, January 27, 2012 0 comments

T.G.I.Fresh faces..........

We had our Team in Training Kick-Off last night and I am ready to kick some fresh non-runner's booty!

I recorded a few videos with the newbies and I'll post some of the better ones soon. You know where they're head isn't chopped off and you can actually hear them speak.Cecil B Demille doesn't have to worry about this guy making people forget him............

I have a few alumni coming back to get faster and I can even figure out who is going to be this season 'high maintenance' participant! There's one every season..........

It amazes me that even after all of these years that I still get emotional when hearing stories of the survivors. Last night's speaker spoke of when he was diagnosed and the trail and tribulations that he's gone through. This guy has done the Goofy Challenge the last three years also.......

Okay, let the weekend begin.


Thursday, January 26, 2012 3 comments

Three Things Tursday..............

1) I'm compiling my 11 Random things list and probably putting too much thought into it! LOL, how random do I have to be?????

2) Tonight is the Summer Kick-Off for the Summer season of Team in Training. This is a great way for me to re-charge my batteries to see a set of fresh faces. Also, I'm going to attempt creating a video of my questions to the new participants and see how that goes.

3) Crazy Stuff Alert - I'm going to attempt to do over 10,00 pushups in 2012! Now don't get too excited, it sounds like a lot but in reality it's only 30 pushups a day!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 5 comments

Wednesday's Why????????

Why would a person with a known shoulder problem attempt to do triceps dips as part of their workout?????

People are really stupid sometimes...........

Why would a person that isn't really training for a race go out and do 1/4 repeats in sub-freezing temps at night?

People are really stupid sometimes...........

Why would  a person eat like crap and still try to maintain two-a-day workouts?

People are really stupid sometimes...........

I hope you do realize that this isn't anyone that I may know.....................

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 9 comments

Tuesday's Thoughts.......

Why can't they make a bigger clementine? I hate peeling nine of them, just to feel like I ate....

Why is the last quarter mile longer than the first quarter mile?

Should we start making our kids run to school so we can ensure a great 2024 Olympic team?

Why do older men carry the biggest gym bags?

Why will my employer pay for a smoking cessation class but not a Zumba class?

Why do we close our eyes towards the end of a set when working out?

What did we do before blogging?

Do you have more 'real' running friends or more 'web' running friends?

Could you outrun a Rottweiler?

Could you outrun the police?


Friday, January 20, 2012 5 comments


WTF! We go from a balmy winter to 5º with wind???????

My body is not ready for this........ Now they're saying we'll get 5 inches of snow too.

Due to Informational meeting and TNT clinics, I've actually taken two consecutive days off from running and my legs feel fantastic!

Can you remember when your legs were feeling like normal people legs???

Thanks to a crazy Canadian, I started logging my food again and now I see why that damn scale isn't going down!

I also realize how little water I drink unless I'm at the gym. So I can only assume that gym water taste better than work water or my water at home.

Okay, time to think about getting the team out in single digits to train......

Thursday, January 19, 2012 7 comments

Three Things Thursday

Is it Thursday already? I love four day work weeks..............

1) I love introducing newbies to endurance running! We're in the process of informational meetings for Team in Training and I always love the looks on their faces. They just don't know the fun that they're going to have. Do you remember when you first started?

2) I want to record some sort of video for my newbies, similar to the Biggest Loser when they first start out. I'll ask a series of questions pertinent to their journey and then another when they nearing the end. Can you think of any good questions?

3) Made arrangements to go spectate at St. Anthony's triathlon in April. This will be Sandy's first Team in Training event. Party on Garth................

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 5 comments

Wednesday's Wisdom, I think..........

Okay, I've finally have come out of my football funk! I actually haven't seen ESPN since Sunday!

It was tough but I did it.....

I didn't want to post about the Olympic Trials or all the local folks that attended and participated in events the following Sunday.

I wanted to sulk and have my pity party.....

I wonder if this is what Dathan and Amy were feeling like this past Saturday????

I even had two local friends take first and fifth overall in the Louisiana marathon, how cool is that?

But then I watched the Biggest Loser last night and came away with a real piece of wisdom. The one woman was competing against another doing burpees and lost.  I can relate....

But what she did afterward and how she handled it made me realize I could handle my situation too.

She accused the other woman of cheating and that's what I'm doing.

The New York Giants cheated...............

Friday, January 13, 2012 8 comments


This will be a weekend of Green and Gold!

I will be wearing Packer gear all weekend, even when running!

We're going to have one of our colder training runs tomorrow, so it will be interesting to see how the team reacts...

It's official, I'll be taking the team to Cincinnati for a little race called the Flying Pig. This is one of the few Team in Training spring events that I've never gone to. So if you'll be in the Nati, look for this guy....

Peace........ and Go Pack!
Thursday, January 12, 2012 2 comments


1) I think that I've become addicted to Groupon and sites like it! I'm buying crap that I normally wouldn't, just because it half off! I'm still waiting on a race entry to show up on Groupon, wouldn't that be cool?

2) Here's to you 'Mr. I don't need a shower curtain' guy at the gym........ WTF???????

3) We are finally going to start Winter int eh next few days in the Mitten state! Damn, I was really enjoying running in two top layers. Oh well, now we see who the 'real' runners are! Now where is that treadmill?????????

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 4 comments

Wednesday's Why????

Okay, at my age you would think I know better but................

Why do I omit lunges from my normal workout routine for 17 years and then decide to start doing them? I know that the following day my arse is going to scream!

Why do we stop doing speedwork but still participate in races in the winter months?

Where are all those folks I saw running in July on my way home from work?

Wouldn't it be nice to see all the outtakes from the Biggest Loser?

What the hell was that Black guy wearing around his neck on last night's episode?????


Tuesday, January 10, 2012 6 comments

Tuesday's Thoughts..........

Have you ever had those moments when you just wanted to be silly?

You know when you get the giggles and can't help it?

No, I 'm not talking about when you were smoking that wacky tobacky last month!

Haven't you just wanted to take off down the aisles at work as if someone was chasing you?

Why don't they let us run at work????

I always tell spectators at races that the people behind me are criminals and trying to rob me!

How about showing up at a race wearing all the wrong things?

Wouldn't it be fun to wear a gray sweat suit from the 80s and a pair of Converse All-Stars and actually kicked some ass in a race?

What would they have done in Houston if the rain storm from Monday occurred while the Trials were going on????

Are you geeked about the Olympic Trials marathon this weekend?

Do you have a silly moment????


Monday, January 9, 2012 5 comments

I want to be a Smoker......

That's right, I'm thinking of taking up smoking!

Here are a few reasons:
  • Smokers never complain about the weather when they go outside to light up their cigarettes!
  • They get an additional break away from their desk!
  • They get up an walk an un-Godly distance to the 'smoking places' outside.
  • They expand their network of friends with other smokers and talk about all of us non-smokers!
  • They don't worry about gaining weight!
  • They always have the means to start a fire(the pyro in me)!
Hey, I'm sure all of you know Beyonce gave birth to a baby girl that must  have been blue when she came out!

We had a great team training run this weekend but one of the participants almost had an anxiety attack. That was a first for me to deal with......

We are still enjoying some fantastic January weather, so I guess 2012 might bring about the end of the world.....


Friday, January 6, 2012 9 comments

It's Friday B*tches................

I stole that title from one of my FB friends.........Can you really call all of them friends????

I was thinking about some of the things we do in our running life that never translate to our 'real' life.

It's okay for me to yell at some strange lady running that she looks great, but I can't say that in the 'real' world....

I speak or wave some sort of acknowledgement to every runner that I see when I' running but I never speak or acknowledge people that I don't know when I'm walking around in my 'real' world...

I can follow a women for miles running but if I try that in my 'real' world I'm a stalker....

I can run around in just shorts in the summer and no one cares, but let me try that in my 'real' world and see what happens....

These are just a few or the differences....... Have a great weekend and all you Goofy racers have a blast!


Thursday, January 5, 2012 6 comments


1) Does running make you a better politician or is it just another photo opportunity?

2) Sandy's triathlon training has really cut into her running. I'm thinking of doing a Tri just so I can get the rest days from running. Just kidding...........

3) I had company on the track last night! A conversion Van pulled into the school parking lot and my first thoughts were 'Silence of the Lambs'...... Once the woman got out and began walking, I switched to thoughts of vampires! Needless to say each time I passed her I went way out into lane SIX!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 1 comments

Wednesday's Why?????

Why do they let people on The Biggest Loser that don't want to be there?

Why do these people think the workouts will be easy?

Why do they always show their belly fat in their audition tapes?
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 4 comments


I can honestly say that I was shocked and surprised at the number of you Bloggers that didn't take the time off from the holidays to be normal! HA

I spent the time off from work and blogging to reflect on how my life impacted humankind! Okay, I watched a lot of television and ran my arse off!

I was finally able to run in daylight and not have the numerous serial killers and packs of wild dogs chase after me!

Now that the new year has started, it time chart what events and things 2012 will bring! Wait a minute, shouldn't I have done that already?

Okay, I'm late and to be honest, I don't change a lot of my routine.
I'll continue to go to the gym and try to get as big as Arnold.
I'll go to the track with dreams of mimicking Usain Bolt!
I'll continue to eat crappy and complain about my weight!
I'll talk about getting on my bike and putting in more miles!
I'll get the itch to run a full marathon somewhere around July!
I'll talk about spending more time in the pool!
I'll have a few Hangover morning runs and wonder why!
I'll volunteer for races and cheer for all the people that I know!
I'll complain about the cold weather and why we're still running outside!
I'll bitch about the treadmill and why I can't run more than 30 minutes on it without ripping my hair out!
I'll marvel at the progress that my TNT participants make throughout the Winter months!
I'll cheer wildly for my TNT participants at their events!
I'll bitch about subscribing to running magazines that tell me how to run in the heat and cold!

Okay, let's get this party started...............