Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Operation GYAMA

Last night I finally kicked off operation: "So You Got a Bum Foot? Who Cares, Get Your Ass Moving Anyway". SYGBF?WC,GYAMA for short. Maybe I'll just call it operation GYAMA. That has a nice ring to it.

Operation GYAMA:
70 minutes on the spin bike, 20.25mi + 4.75mi (25mi total) because the thing shut off at 60 minutes. I understand why they do it - to keep lines short. But it is really annoying for us endurance athletes that are more obsessed with numbers than a meth head is with picking off scabs. Don't they understand I can't be doing complex math while I am 60+ minutes into a run/ride!? Complex of course meaning 2nd grade addition.

I can't help but think that there could be some sort of "test" before you get on the machine to override the 60 minute time limit:
  • Do you know who Ryan Hall is?
  • Have you ever bloged about poop?
  • Have you ever complained about the consistency of energy gel?
  • Can you recite your favorite running paths but can't give simple driving directions?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, congratulations - go nuts for as long as you want.

The one great thing about being 'stuck' indoors is that the gym at the hotel that I am at this week is surprisingly awesome:
And it overlooks the pool which is going to be even more awesome come summer. It has lots of equipment and actually two full rooms full of machines - one for upper body and one for lower body. Very clever Marriott. Very clever.

Hopefully the warmer weather has let you complete your own operation GYAMA. If not, Get Your Ass Moving Anyway.

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Foot update: It is getting better, but only very very slowly. I estimate that i'll be out for at least a week or longer. Whatever it takes to get to the starting line at RnR San Diego. Best to be a little unprepared than a little hurt when you toe the line. Besides, I can always go for 3:20 at RnR Seattle three weeks later!

21 comments:

ShutUpandRun said...

Have I ever blogged about poop? Oh good lord. Is the sky blue? Do bears shit in the woods? Is Tiger a slut? Does Ellen Degeneres like girls?

That's dumb. Machines should never shut off by themselves. I would punch it.

Jill said...

Your GYAMA is a hottie!!! She's going to totally inspire you to suck it up and get moving!!

Barefoot AngieB said...

not to be confused with obsessive compulsive exercising grandmother gynecologists.

The Sean said...

Have you taken a spinning class? They can be a bit more motivating than the stationary kin.

Psyche said...

GYAMA sounds too similar to Guyana, dude. Should we be worried about you?

Hilarious post:)

Razz said...

"more obsessed with numbers than a meth head is with picking off scabs"

A tip of the keyboard to you, sir. Well done!

RunnuRMark said...

I like the sound of just "operation bum foot". that way people can wonder if you're talking about an injury or sticking a foot up someone's ass.

Laura said...

Wow, that is a ridiculously nice hotel gym! I wish I stayed in hotels like that when I was in consulting.

blaine said...

That is a downright luxurious exercise room. Most of the ones i've been too have had the usual second hand treadmill with a fan in the corner of the room.

Running Through Life said...

I like the sound of GYAMA! If you can't run then GYAMA.

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

Awesome operation code name! Ride Adam, RIDE!!!

Whitney said...

GYAMA - I love it! Am jealous of your RnR races... trying to get to Seattle, but don't know if it will happen.

inspiREDtorun13 said...

LOLOLOL.

So true about the machine cut off. If they were unlimited HOW many people do you think would stay longer than an hour anyway?

Two things happen to me the longer I run. I revert to the mathematical skills of a kindergartner. And my conversation gets increasingly ADD. If those aren't arguments for the benefits of long distance running I don't know what are.

Hope your foot keeps healing! Are you getting it checked out?

Jameson said...

Scabs and meth...i miss college

Christina said...
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Christy said...

I always disregard treadmill cutoff times. I don't care if there's a long line. I'm a serious runner, dammit, and I need to run.

And 60:00 + whatever the hell I finish after that....I can't ever add them properly. Running = mathematical mental retardation.

Running Through Phoenix said...

I finally figured out this whole foot thing. It took some sleuthing. You obviously met a girl, probably a waitress at Hooters who likes me and wants to meet me for a date. Please tell her I'm happily married. And Adam, please be direct next time.

Glenn Jones said...

HILARIOUS Adam! Thanks for a great post!

John Yagerline said...

Great Post. I love reading your blog. One more test for 'serious' runners though -- Can you explain the finer points of the Farmer Blow? Of course, farmers blows are frowned upon on a treadmill, but if no one is looking....

Mel-2nd Chances said...

GYAMA! I like it! You're hilarious, thanks for the chuckle!

The Laminator said...

At least yours allow 60 minutes, mine only gives 30! I have often wished there'd be some sort of fitness test you can pass to extend the time, like how they do at those arcade racing games. If you can beat a certain time, you get to go longer. Yeah, that would be fun!