Thursday, September 27, 2012 2 comments


1) My knee SUCKS! I wake up in the morning and it hurts???? Am I sleep running? Later in the day it feels better but I want to bang away at it since I have a doctors appointment now!

2) A co-worker that is running her first marathon in Chicago sent me this:

3)  I in return reminded her that it's still a 'race'. She responded with some interesting insight:

I've been saying, "I registered to run the Chicago Marathon" and "I'm training to run the marathon."
It's been a bit of an adjustment to realize and say out loud, "I'm running the Chicago Marathon."

Amazing what a few months of training can do for an individual.............
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 4 comments

Wednesday's Why????

Why are runners always smiling and upbeat????

Why are people still smoking???

Why do smokers throw their butts out of the car window, like that's not littering?????

(okay get off soapbox)

Why did I wait so long to make an appointment with an Orthopedic doctor for my knee????

Why does it hurt so much to make our bodies better????

Why were bed bugs okay in nursery rhymes(sleep tight and don't let the bed bug bite..) but not today???

Why do race directors put on races???? I went to another meeting for an upcoming race and it take a village to put on a race! The effort and headaches involved are numerous. God bless them....

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 5 comments

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

iPhone 4 or iPhone 5, I'm almost ready to take the leap?

What's the closest to the lead of a race that you've ever been?

I know why I started my blog but why would you start a Podcast? That's a lot of pressure to have something to talk about....

Favorite reality show???

Saving money with coupons??? I spent $50 on another pair of Altras because of 50% off. I didn't need another pair.

Why are a pair of pants one but a pair of shoes two???

Monday, September 24, 2012 3 comments

Monday Moaning.........

Okay, I've read two blog post about people being sic with a cold. Is it possible for me to have caught their bug by commenting?

I actually took some cold medication that made me feel worst than the cold??? WTF?

I attended a company reunion on Friday and was asked the million dollar question a hundred times, 'do you still run????'.

I wore gloves on my run yesterday, but I won't wear long pants until it's really cold!

I started unpacking long-sleeved shirts and I have a ton from races in 1990????? LOL..
Friday, September 21, 2012 1 comments

T.G.I.F................It's Fall

The summer of 2012, ah the memories............

I'm really beginning to like not having a Garmin when I run (not really but I'm cheap).

Why aren't the Garmins cheaper on their website? If you cut out the middle person, shouldn't it cost less???

I was talking to a Personal Trainer friend who just got a divorce. Both him and his ex-wife were big in the running community. I was totally interested in how they're handling the running thing, since the running community is soooooooooooo small. How do you deal with seeing your ex at events and trainings with someone else? Do you just stop going to stuff or stop running all together?

I love talking to the older guys at the gym about injuries and just getting old. There's a regular group that can talk about joint replacements and what local doctors are great or crap! The Men's locker room at the gym is almost like the barbershop, the stories that are told. I'm sure the women do the same thing..... HA

Okay, the weekend is upon us, so go forth and run............
Thursday, September 20, 2012 3 comments

Three Thing Thursday.....

1) I think my chair at work is the culprit to a lot of my nagging aches that I have during the day! I can tell when I've been sitting too long and can barely walk! I need to find a desktop station where I can stand and work....

2) I'm talking to a lot of newbies that are in the taper stage of their training and already they're going crazy! How do you tell someone that they only have to run less mileage when the last few weeks have been the total opposite? It's going to be some fun tiems...

3) It's that time of year when I have to go through storage and find the reflective vest and headlamp! I've used my gloves already and I know where all of the long-sleeved shirts are. I can feel the depressions starting................ ;-(

4) Talking to one of the TNT participants, her 15 year old freshman daughter paid $400 for a Homecoming dress!!!!! Do you realize how many pairs of running shoes that is?????
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 5 comments

Tuesday's Thoughts....

When you first saw the Shake Weight, didn't you think it was a joke???

Where do the protesters of America get their photos of the president? I don't even have a photo of the president!!!

Do you think the protestors have a flag budget to purchase American flags to burn?

What would you like to see on a running club's website???

Which is better, the first five minutes of a race or the last five minutes????

Who knew that we all have a piriformis?????

Which is better training in altitude or training with an attitude????

Monday, September 17, 2012 2 comments

Monday Moaning.......

Crap, crap and more crap!

That was my weekend runs....

For no apparent reason my knee decided to act up on Saturday's run with the team. I tried to run through it like a trooper but I knew better after the pain persisted! Yeah it takes constant pain for me to be smart....

Looking back over my logs I can't find a valid reason for the pain.

I am actually making an appointment to see one of those people that diagnose this type of stuff for a living. At least I'll know what to tell people when they ask how my knee is doing....

Thursday, September 13, 2012 1 comments

Three Thang Thursday..... Questions

1) I was talking to a friend of mine that has been unemployed for a few months and how much running he's able to get in now! He is actually running better than he has in years............ What would you do if you had those ten hours that work takes away????

2) I'm getting about 8 hours of sleep and still waking up like I could use another hour or two??? How much sleep do you 'real' athletes gets????

3) How many social media type website/apps are there in the world? It can take me longer to log my activities and what I've eaten than the actual workout! How many sites do you belong to and are you active on most of them?
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4 comments

Wednesday's Why?????

For real??????

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 2 comments

Tuesday Thoughts of 9/11

No matter how many years pass, I still remember where I was when the first plane crashed into the first tower.

The only other time in my life I have such clarity about a major event was when President Kennedy was assassinated.  I know some of you probably thought I was going to say Lincoln......

The morning of 9/11 I was at LifeTime Fitness and today I was at LifeTime Fitness, so I'm still trying to get this body right.

Okay more thoughts.......

Why do people wait on closer parking spots in the gym parking lot?

Why do we need expensive leather gym bags, when a paper grocery bag will suffice?

Why is Jillian coming back to Biggest Loser?

I saw an advertisement for Garmin with Meb endorsing it....

What do true barefoot runners do in the winter???

Why are they called 'love handles' when I hate them so much?

Could you out run Jason Voorhees?

Why do the women always trip over something when they're running from the bad guy?

What costume would you like to run in at Halloween?
Monday, September 10, 2012 4 comments

Monday Again??????

I mentioned in a FB post that I have friends that do stupid stuff!

Not the JackAss movie stupid stuff like a sparkler in the arse, but running trail ultras and doing Ironman events.

This weekend was the Woodstock race events and Ironman Wisconsin, so I was online tracking friends and checking for results.

So having read the accounts of some of them having to drop out of their 100 Mile race at different points due to different reasons or tracking the start of their marathon while I was starting my dinner was just bizzare.

I think the two days from work go fast enough just with normal crap, like mowing the grass and consuming BEvERages while watching football, these guys were doing some amazing shit!

One of the individuals that really stuck out was doing her first 100 miler and the time limit was 30 hours! Can you remember what you did your last 30 hours? Well she was having GI issues after 20+ miles but she persevered and completed the race(I use this word loosely) in 29:29. Now that 30 minutes may seem like a lot of time but not after 90+ miles....

To make matters worst for the 100 milers, it rained for most of the early morning hours, leaving a large portion of them cold and shivering.

So, I truly have some extraordinary friends that I am truly proud.

Oh what else did I do this weekend?

I got in my two runs with minimal knee pain and began looking at my long-sleeved running shirts.

Is it really Monday again?????

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 4 comments

Wednesday's Why?????

Why are running related items more expensive on the manufacturers websites?

Why do parents bring their little kids with bicycles to the track to purposely get in my way?????

 Why does running a 1/2 mile take longer on the track than on the road????

Will women ever start running in Running Dresses????

Do any of you use the term 'jog' anymore?????

I have a friend that I introduced to running that is doing Ironman Wisconsin on Sunday, WHY??????