Sunday, July 19, 1981

About Me

I am boring. No, really. If you don’t believe me, check out my 100 things post. If that isn’t a bowl full of boring, I don’t know what is.

My name is Adam and I am a part time blogger, most of the time runner,  whose only goal is to stay in shape to keep up with my toddler son, is maybe slightly addicted to social media and good (enough) wine, works way too many hours to earn money for race entries, all the while having a third life crisis and praying that my hair doesn't fall out. I grew up on a small farm in northwest Iowa. I went to Iowa State for computer science and have been working hard for the money ever since.

Note my blog URL is adamrisu. That stands for Adam (my name) R (my last initial) ISU (Iowa State Univ). Confusing, yes. Will I ever change it? Maybe – I’m REALLY lazy.

I originally started this blog when one of my best friends, Nick, mentioned that he was going to start one as well. Since I am never one to come up with independent thoughts, I decided during an overnight telephony server migration (did I mention I’m a dork too?) that I’d start one up - lest the digital revolution pass me by. That was October 26th of 2007. The blog started out to be a collection of my thoughts on being a traveling management consultant, but it has morphed into what it is today:


So, as you can see, when I am not getting my butterscotch ripple drink on, I’m running. I started running in 2007 after my FIRST physical at age 25 said that I had high blood pressure. Bummer. Sense I like to dive in head first, I shortly there after started training for my first marathon and never looked back. In fact, my first ever road race was the Kansas City Marathon in 2007. 5 marathons later, I’m still chugging away – if not without some struggles to make things interesting.

So, that is it. Huh, I thought that it would take me longer to give my life’s story. I suppose that my True Hollywood Story will probably need to be shared with someone else who is a little more interesting – maybe Madonna. So, to pad this page a bit more and put in some filler, I leave you with this:

Remember, the funny thing about life is that if you worry too much about the destination, you will miss the journey. Remember, we all end up in the same place….Unless you are cremated, then you end up on the mantle in a Folgers coffee can.

18 comments:

The Sean said...

The Dude abides.

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

Hey, my first name is Adam, and middle initial is R as well. Oh, and did I mention that many find me boring?

However, I was here first. (I am 43)

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

saw your blog title from caratunk's blog, and i had to give a look.

and i like!

fitforamom said...

Adam -

Glad to be hosting the Runner's Round Table with you and getting to know you better. I tend to be a more serious and philosophical runner/blogger so your "about me" was light and cheery. All around you seem like a great guy. Congrats on the lifestyle change!

To years and years of running fun,

Jamie aka Fit For A Mom
@fitforamom

Paul Rhodes said...

what a great blog..your a funny dude! LOve your attitude, we can sometimes take it all too seriously

Paul (Downunder)

http://runnershigh-paul.blogspot.com/

Rachel said...

Where did you grow up in NW IA? I grew up in Rock Rapids! Heard of it?!

k-man said...

Hilariously awesome. Mind if I link to you on my blog?

http://gradschoolstrides.blogspot.com

Brenn said...

Omigosh! Iowa native (me too!), ISU alum (me too!), boring (me too!). I am also a runner, but no where near as fast as you. I'll justify that by saying I'm old. But I'm thrilled because just last Sunday I got a PR in a half marathon. Woo!

Your posts make me laugh. Good old Iowa self deprecating humor.

Big Clyde said...

...calmer than you are.

Sporty Girl Jewelry said...

Seriously one of the best blog bios I've ever read. Glad I stumbled across you via SUAR tonight!

About Muriel said...

...boring in a funny sort of way :) and ditto to what the sporty girl said about the bio!

Megan said...

Hi there! New follower here!

Randy said...

Adam, just getting around to reading the "about me" part of your blog. So crazy...I started running because of pre-hypertension too! How crazy is that. Keep up the good work out here.

Heather @ The World Through My Eyes said...

Hey! Just found your blog and you crack me up! Hoping I can find an entire post dedicated to butterscotch ripple :)

Matt said...

Hey Adam! Great story. I'm a runner myself and hope I always will be. I tip my hat to ya for not letting life get in the way of what you love to do. I've got a new running blog myself http://chasing1000.blogspot.com/
check it out!

Mark Ward said...

Awesome post

funny pics

Mark Ward said...

Awesome post

funny pics

hanna said...

very nice post
funny pictures