Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Running, Training, and falling behind

Today I got in a solid 5 mile recovery run – OUTSIDE!!! (Yesterday was a 8 mile run w/ 5 @ tempo of 7:08) I didn’t go into the details before, but I’m not actually IN Chicago. I’m in St Charles, IL. Which is so far outside of Chicago it might as well be in Iowa. (55 miles from Lake Michigan) This unfortunately means that instead of runs down the magnificent mile, I run down this street (literally – taken from google maps). It is sort of like saying that you live in NYC but instead you live in Albany, NY.


I’m sure that my wife has blocked it out of her memory, but I like to try to grow random facial hair when I am away for training. I try during training because I don’t have to worry about pissing off any client Grizzly Adams haters and my wife can’t shave me while I am asleep – which she has threatened to do. I decided to try a full on beard this time. Let me tell you….it…looks…..DUMB. I haven’t shaved it off yet, but I look like a mix between Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite and Spencer Pratt. So, essentially an immature tool.

The consulting company that I work for is a worldwide company - as is the training. So, at my table of 5, there are people from: San Palo, Tokyo, Brussels, and London. Of course, as my luck would have it, the guy from London is an Ironman. And he is a FAST one at that. Around a 3 hour marathoner. I got to go for a (treadmill) run with him on

Apologies for not being caught up on blogs this week. They are working us harder than a pot dealer in a hippie commune. BUT, for those of you that post on a regular basis know: It is only a matter of time before you get a flood of comments from yours truly. I promise only half of them will reference poop or boobs.

22 comments:

ShutUpandRun said...

PLEASE let my comment be one that references both boobs and poop. Feel free to throw in a fart. Glad you're getting your runs in with Mr. Ironman. Have a safe trip.

Julie said...

Hi Adam,
Nice job on your 5 mile run! I am with your wife...shave that thing off:) My son refuses to shave until his finals are done too! What is it with you guys?

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Hmmm... shaving while he sleeps. Now, there's an idea. I may just have to try that...

Jamoosh said...

You said "boobs!" Heh, heh, heh...

GeorgiaSnail said...

Speaking of boobs, what is going on with Mrs. Spencer Pratt?????

Glenn Jones said...

Wait a minute. You mean you guys don't get all likkered up in the bar and run around nekkid on the golf course at night? Or run down the street to the cemetary? Where are the traditions man!?!?

Jamie said...

Ugh, if you look like Spencer Pratt with a beard, PLEASE SHAVE IT OFF.
Nice recovery run. They're usually always chill, which I like.

EZEthan said...

are you insinuating that Spencer Pratt is not the epitome of cool?

RunningLaur said...

How can you post all about this beard and not send along a picture? Weak.

The Sean said...

I am bored. Thank you.

Emz said...

I so need poop and boobs comments. poopy boobs --- ehhh may pass on that one. Since "SU&Run" asked for a fart already . . . maybe a nice belch?! I know I am so demanding.

Colin Hayes said...

Sounds like we have similar beard-growing skills. My wife HATES when I try to grow facial hair.
Finally, I'm not sure I like you using "poop" and "boobs" in the same sentence...

Ace said...

Well, the poop comments up my google search hits for "man pooing and running" so comment on!

Home Away said...

I'd like to point out a factual error... you do not yet have enough facial hair for people to notice. :)

kilax said...

Happy you got a run in outside!

I really want to post a pic of the scratch my cat gave me on my boob this morning, but I just don't think he'll want me too. Damn.

Lisa said...

I can not believe you used a picture of Spencer Pratt in your post! He is absolutely disgusting!! Ew! I feel for your wife if you resemble anything close to him when you're growing facial hair! haha!

My husband grew facial hair for a while. I'm glad he's over that now.

Good luck getting through training. Enjoy the soft serve!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

OHH my hubs always tries to grow a beard on vacation, I HATE IT!!

Cynthia O'H said...

Awesome timing. If you shaved, you'd be a bit more aerodynamic so you might have been down to 7:07.

Her Name is Rio said...

Argh! I've been trying to avoid all images of Spencer with his skin toned beard. Eww.

inspiREDtorun13 said...

LOL, thanks for clarifying. I was picturing you Downtown (where you can forget all your worries, forget all your cares).

As long as you don't start walking around with crystals like Spencer Pratt, you're probably okay.

Aren't treadmill runs with someone faster than you a cool concept?

Ulyana said...

Hey man, thanks for your support with the surgery! It didn't happen! arg, I wrote about it. But thanks for the well wishes, I'll use them next time.

Jill said...

So I guess when I suggested you run along Lakeshore Drive the other day, that woulda required you to run an ultra just to get to the trail. I'm not sure what the problem was there...