As I was catching up on blogs Tuesday, I read the incredibly unfortunate story of Ace @ The Longest Run. You see, Ace’s blog name is no mistake. He was working on a nearly two year long streak of running at least a mile EVERY day. One minute he is getting up for his daily run, the next after hearing a pop in his back he is in the ER. No running. No walking! Ouch. Like Ace tactfully alluded to in his posting, not being able to walk is very humbling for VERY obvious reasons (going #1 would be kind of fun in a bullzeye kind of a way. #2, not so much). I’d want a cowbell to summon my nurse for my hourly sponge baths. Although, now that I say that, I’m sure that my nurse would look like a cross between Janet Reno and that guy from the six flags commercials. My wife would COUNT on it.
I hope that Ace will be back at it pumping out another streak soon.
Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and everyone will be publishing their thankful lists, let me be the first (You hear that?? FIRST!! Yesssss.) to put my thoughts down for everyone to look at and scoff: “Wow, this guy is thankful for THAT? Wow, welcome to 1960 dude.”
I have a very ‘self made man’ sort of an attitude. I love the fact that I’ve ‘picked myself up by my bootstraps’ and personally made a lot of the successes in my life happen. But, even I will concede that without these I wouldn’t be where I am today.
My health: This one is the catalyst for this post. I think my health is the #2 reason that I run (#1 is to collect finishers medals). I can’t imagine not having my health and will go to pretty great lengths to maintain that naiveté.
Freedom: Cartman from SouthPark said it best. I DO WHAT I WANT.
My Family: My wife since she
Religion: Since this is starting to have a MTV VMA acceptance speech feel, I’d better include the big guy.
Mindless comedy: TV, movies, websites, jokes, whatever. Sometimes, I just need time to laugh it out. I laugh – a LOT. I laugh sometimes at inappropriate times, but I am okay with that. At the end of the day, without mindless comedy, my life wouldn’t be nearly as enjoyable as it is today.
Luck: At the end of the day, I’d rather be lucky than good ANY day.
What did I miss?