Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The milkman, the paperboy, evening TV

Just like a 5 year old on espresso, my head is all over the place today: Running, work, Lady Gaga’s hair, blogging, LOST, etc. You know what that means! Break out the vicodine! Adam’s favorite: Bullets.

  • On paper, I had a great tempo run on Tuesday. 5 miles, 4 at tempo of 7:08 pace. The reality is that the run was a struggle from the start. So bad that I did the math-nerd mind game of calculating the fractions of time that I had left. “Nice, I’m twenty third fiftyiths done (23/50)” But, I got it done. Anyone else do that?
  • Like I’ve said before, I’m in the San Fran area (San Jose). On the news the other day, they said that one of the “Full House” painted ladies houses is for sale! If you have an extra $4M laying around, it could be yours! Make sure you lock your back door – Kimmy Gibbler I am SURE is still lurking around - Probably looking for meth.
  • I still don’t have a working iPod…or headphones (that aren’t those GOD DAMN iPod white ones that pop out of my ears like a potato out of a spud gun). The hotel gym that I work out in has TVs on all of the treadmills. Nothing makes me more depressed than watching the History channel and not hearing or knowing if the Super Volcano in Yellowstone is going to blow up next week or in 2012. By the looks of it, it is certainly going to be one or the other. A trip to Wal-Mart/Target this weekend is a must.
  • I'm hungry. No, like HUNGRY hungry. I ate a huge breakfast 2 hours ago and I could totally eat again. I seem to get this way whenever I run more than 40 miles per week. It is probably a combo of eating nothing but 14 GUs all day long not enough snacking during the day and my low body fat. I bought a bunch of cliff bars at Target last night, hopefully that will help a little. If not, bring on the feed bag! Oats are FULL of carbs, but I guess the green poop I could do without. Give and take I suppose.
  • I still don’t have a signed contract for my current job. Basically that means that I am not “officially” supposed to be in California, I can’t “officially” join conference calls, or “officially” meet any of the people that I am going to be working with. I think that should “officially” mean that I should be at home in my underwear watching the Price is Right.
  • Finally, I was tagged by Ulyana to put together my bucket list. Since I am very thoughtful for these things I didn’t want to crank one out all willy-nilly for today. Look for that tomorrow. I promise there won’t be ONE entry about shot-gunning a beer at a hotel room party (already done!).

13 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

The house we rented in SF for the HM in Oct was 2 blocks from the Painted Ladies.... and about 5 blocks from the original house of Full House, we walked to it and took pics, was pretty cool!

Jamoosh said...

I do fractions all the time. The good news is I don't try to figure out the decimal equivalent.

Razz said...

is it one of those treadmills that have the TV about 4 inches in front of your face? They had those at the last hotel I was at and I had to turn it off cuz I got motion sickness. No lie.

The Sean said...

My fractions always end up in some undetermined loop of confusion. By the time I figure anything out I am writing it in the log book... still, I keep trying it though???

Only you could put together Kimmy Gibler, watching 'Price is Right' in one's undies and green poop. The power of the bullet.

Well done, Sir. Well done indeed!

GeorgiaSnail said...

"completion fractions" rock!!! Sometimes I get really bored and attempt long division in my head....and for my final application to the "nerd herd" I like to count prime numbers while I run...

Julie said...

Hi Adam,
I love that sign and if I saw it I would keep an extra careful eye on my rugrat:) Espresso and a puppy...very scary! You had a great pace on your tempo run! Funny, I just read Sean's comment...ha ha!! I can't wait for the bucket list:) Have a great day Adam!!

Rio said...

When I used to live CA, I used to visit SF every year and take that same picture of the Painted Ladies houses. I can't believe how pricy that area is.
Great tempo run!
I can't do math in my head very well when I run. Or at other times, for that matter.

inspiREDtorun13 said...

-My friend's 6 yr old niece saw that sign on vacation and thought someone was going to give her a free puppy. She has pictures of her niece pouting when they tried to explain the "joke" to her.
-I do fractions. i.e. "I'm 1/9 done of a nine mile run." The farther I run the worse my math gets though.
-Cliff bars have turned me into both an addict and granola bar snob. Who knew? I used to love Quaker Chewy's and Nutrigrains (not that those are great for you), but they're no longer appealing to me.
-I rang in 24 with a hotel room party...that ended up including a group shotgun. Made for a fun night :)

Glenn Jones said...

Ha ha ha! I do running math all the time. I know that I'm going far and am pushing myself when I can't do the calculations easily any more - usually around mile 16 or so....

RunningLaur said...

Some times I think the only reason that I run is so that I can do mental math all of the time. Fractions of distance, time, effort... basically trying to figure out how much I can slack of at that immediate moment and still be able to meet the number on my training plan.

On a related note, I heard a factoid the other day that counting by 3's helps you fall asleep since it's kind of difficult and just tires your head out. Once I got to 3000 I figured 3's are just too easy and 'they' are full of bullshit.

Pat said...

No mental math for me. That's for my garmin. I do running geography. Name a city in each state, the capitols, things like that.

I, also, count every other step or see how many bloggers I can name.

I love the ipod white ear pieces. It must be all the ear wax that keep them in place.

RunnuRMark said...

I don't make my brain work THAT hard (because I'm pretty sure it wouldn't) during runs, but I sure was counting down the major fractions on my tempo run yesterday...which, like yours, felt hard.

Matthias said...

Hey, I notice you visited the hotel gym. Would you mind writing a review at http://www.HotelGymReview.com?

Thanks!