Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oh, the joys of travel

I had a few firsts this past week - my mom and sister visited for the first time, I got in my first car accident, and I had to totally change the way I think about my running.
  • Nothing is more humiliating than knowing something was your fault. On Monday I was in a car accident that was totally my fault. I rear ended a woman (that’s what she said) at a stop sign. In my defense, she should have gone through the stop sign a long time before I went. Let that be a lesson, if you get in my way, I will run your ass off the road.
  • On Tuesday afternoon, a buddy of mine asked me if I got home Monday night without any accidents. I said that I had, but then realized that 50% of the time I drove on Monday I got into a car accident. Since I didn’t get into an accident on the way to work on Tuesday, I could only assume that I was going to smash into someone on the way home.
  • Even though I have stayed in hotels some 150 nights this year, I realized something for the first time. My hotel is biased towards left handed people (are they all that way?). The toilet flusher is always on the left handed side during my morning ‘ritual’!! Believe me, it is all that I can do to find the handle through my sleep matted eyes. Help me out Marriott, or else I will be peeing in the corner!
  • While at the grand opening of H&M this weekend, we saw a girl in big fuzzy ugg boots looking quite fashionable. The problem? It was 90 degrees out. Thank god I have no fashion sense and don't have to worry about these types of things.
  • While my mom and sister were in town, we did do things other than shopping. We drove up South Mountain in Phoenix! I'll be thinking of all of you all bundled up bracing for the next snow storm, I really will.



  • Hurricane Ida blew through Atlanta this week which made for very windy and rainy weather. In fact, my wife called me on Monday afternoon and mentioned that I had forgotten my sunglasses on the counter back home. My response, quite defeated was: “Unfortunately, there is no way in hell that I will need them this week”.
  • Finally, running has been going ok. Not great, just OK. I’m still sticking to my 1 - 2 plan where I run one day, cross train two days. It seems to be working so far. It is interesting, before when I ran I would run for a specific goal: Distance, time, etc. Now, my goal is: DON’T GET HURT. It annoys me more than I can put to words.

10 comments:

GeorgiaSnail said...

Coming back from an injury sucks...but getting hurt sucks worse...keep up the good work.

The Sean said...

You are on the right track... now the next step is to enjoy not getting hurt!

RunnuRMark said...

damn....helllllooooo insurance spike. Hope you don't have a sore neck to add to your list of ailments :)
And just so you know, it has been in the 60's or 70's here EVERY day in November so far. So check back in a couple months to see if I'm hatin' on your weather yet!

Spike said...

the best is when you slam into the rear end of a car, get out an apologize, have the owner of said car yell at you anyway, and then you kick in their unbroken taillight for good measure...

not that that every happened or anything.

blaine said...

I'll remember to hate you this weekend as the forecast calls for snow.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

sucks about the car accident, thankfully not worse! Yes, injuries suck, here's to hoping that there are no more!

Nat said...

Dude posting that warm weather picture is just cruel to us northerners.

sRod said...

Dude, just like in a race you have to focus on the end goal during recovery and pace yourself.

Michelle said...

Your approach to running/cross training sound right on!!! I like it.

Sorry about the car accident. Major SUCK!!!

Love the photos!

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