Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I won! Probably because I'm stylish

First, thank you thank you thank you!!  The promise of either more race reports, giveaways, nude pictures, or poop stories convinced enough people to vote for my blog at everymantri.com!!  While I didn't win first (a Spanish blogger did), I did win second.  I'm number 2!!!  I'm number 2!!!!  Very fitting I'd say.  So, since I won some free blog loot, I'm going to pay it forward with another good giveaway sometime soon.

Second, I AM still running – quite well in fact. I even had a tempo run on Tuesday that didn’t make me want to strap on a pair of cleats and try to kick myself in the crotch. So, that is nice!

Tuesday: 7 miles @ 7:11 pace with 5 at 6:43 pace.
Well crap – I see why this run was so good, it was too slow!! Ha! Well, I suppose that this was a good training run for the half marathon that I have coming up in February. I’m going to try my best to hit 89:59 (sub 1:30). Hopefully I don’t poop myself trying.

Wednesday: 8 miles @ 7:19 marathon pace.
This.was.a.great.run. Actually, this morning’s run was the reason that I decided to do an actual ‘run review’ in this blog post. I normally take a solid 2-3 miles to start to hit any sort of groove, but during this run before I knew it I was already at mile #5! I honestly ran it a BIT too fast (goal was 7:25ish) but close counts with runs that good.

Finally, I was recently tagged for the stylish blogger award by Jen, Staci, and Detroit Runner.  I actually think I was tagged by another person as well but after 15 minutes of looking for the post I gave up.  PLEASE tell me if you tagged me as well :(  Blogger fail.



At first I thought it was a mistake.  Most of my style comes from a combination of doing whatever the Jonas Brothers do, that creepy host guy from the bachelor does (is it just me or can you totally see that guy rubbing one out in the bushes watching the girls at the pool?), and wearing whatever makes my "special area" tingly.  Example:

However, I must have known something was up this past fall, because I gave my victory jump some practice before the Rock and Roll San Antonio Marathon.  As you can see, with the self timer on the camera, I was less than successful:


In my head, I had envisioned a picture like this:

Opps, jumped too soon
(Still happy though - with ripped leg muscles)

Hmmm, didn't even jump for this one

Ahh yes, jumped, but too high
(This is when I just gave up)


Anywhoo, the rules of the game are name the seven dwarfs and which bloggers they remind you of share 7 things about yourself.  Here goes:

1.  Drinky the dwarf, Jamoosh.  While out of date, I actually listed off 100 things about myself when this blog was just a weeee lad and was busting the mailboxes of other blogs with a baseball bat.

2.  I was voted “most outgoing” in my high school class. Too bad they didn’t have a category for “most likely to post pictures of yourself on the toilet”. I would have NAILED that one.

3.  I can type something crazy like 90 words per minute. Unfortunately, that is mostly because I am an instant messenger whore. Because I travel for my job, so many of my friends live all over the country that is the only way that I can keep up with them.

4.  I’m currently not following any formal or structured running training plan and it bugs the shit out of me. Must change that soon. Until then, I’ll continue to run what I wanna run, say what I wanna say, and pee where I wanna pee.

5.  Mounty the dwarf, Andrew….or Neil Whenever I calculate the overall time that I need to run, I can’t help but fall back to my original long run pace of 10 minute miles. I have to remind/force myself that I’m now running 7:30 miles and will be done much sooner than I originally planned. Old habits may die hard, but speed is a fickle lover that will leave me at the first sign of a bag of Doritos. I’ve always got to be on my game.

6.  While up until 2 months ago, I would fly every single week, I had a lot of very strange very morbid tendencies. For example, I REALLY do not like to take standby flights. I can’t get the picture of the crying widow out of my head who sobs “if Adam just wouldn’t have taken the earlier flight!! But, thank goodness I upped his life insurance – who wants to go to vegas?”

7.  Poopy the dwarf, Beth I’ve made more friends than I could have ever expected while blogging. Blogging friends, you….complete me. **Makes heart shape with hands over chest**

Next up I need to tag some new bloggers whose blogs I have recently found.  I choose some of the recent comments on my last post about Rock and Roll Arizona:
2 Slow 4 Boston
Dash
Eat Drink and be Meiri
Lily on the Road
Nicole

30 comments:

Chad said...

"busting the mailboxes" meant something different when I was growing up.
But hey, congrats. You're number 2 in my book.

Tricia said...

clicked on the everymantri link and read a story about lance armstrong being the lead in the us postal team doping ring and Chrissie wellington eating sheep balls....

so umm...congrats for being a part of that (?)

Dash said...

Nice, huge congrats on being #2! (?) I am with you on the 10 minute mile count, I've been running for 20+ years and I still do it! I'm not ashamed to admit that some days that's actually extremely accurate! ;) Good luck with your Feb 1/2, sub 1:30, yes, that's my dream! Thanks for the shout out, I'll get on this soon!!

Rose said...

I think you won because of the sheer volume of nude pictures you post.

Jamoosh said...

What's this about my small penis... Wait, never mind.

Lily on the Road said...

#2 tries harder!

Stylish I'm not, but thanks for the tag...now I'll have to make up stuff about dwarfs as well....okay, thinking cap is on..........

Runners Fuel said...

Congrats on the best blog award!!

RunningLaur said...

So crazy that you got second. You're HUGE on the internet (TWSS).

I still calc every long run at 12:00 pace, and trail runs at like 20:00-30:00 pace.

Adrienne said...

You're #2! You're #2! Awesome. I clicked on the #1 guys blog but I couldn't understand anything he was talking about. :)

We are always trying to fly standby for an earlier/later flight. We are obnoxious that way I guess.

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

Just like you, I always, always, always default to ten minute mile pace. At first I was like, "Oh, I keep forgetting I'm faster now." Then I realized it was just that I can't do math.

Kirstie said...

Awesome list. Cracked me up. Something comfortable about a 10 minute mile!

Kovas said...

I voted for the other blogs but congrats anyways.

C2Iowa said...

#2 - don't forget to wipe!

Rubbing in the bushes -- Also a classic Caddy Shack moment.

Teamarcia said...

#2: Very appropriate! ; )

Pretend this is real said...

Ahaha! Love #2. Especially because it's #2.

Chris K said...

So you are kinda the Buffalo Bills/Minnesota Vikings of running Blogs. #2 out of thousands is pretty darn impressive. I say, "Call 911, you were robbed". I do have a bone to pick with you though....teasing my Canadian peeps aint cool, I love those guys. :-)

GeorgiaSnail said...

Number 2 is the first loser?!?!?

Maybe if you posted more pics of you standing up to pee, you would have been #1

Jill said...

Yahoo for #2!!!

Her Name Is Rio said...

#2. How appropriate. :) Seriously- congratulations!

Alma said...

congrats on the award!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Just start posting in Spanish, you'll nail it next year.

Johann said...

#2 is great, well done! That sounds strange but during a 100 miler, believe me, #2 is great!

Andrew Opala said...

congrats on #2 ... and you achieved it with absolutely no self-promotion on Twitter, Facebook or your blog ... imagine where you'd be if you had promoted ... oops ... I thought I was talking to Chris K ... never mind

BTW these blog awards are good when you can point them at new low-follower blogs ... it seems better than picking the ones with thousands of followers

Lisa said...

i cracked up at the jumping photos

RunnuRMark said...

You are one seriously stylish dude. Well deserved, my friend! NOW MAKE SOME MORE DAMN PODCASTS!! It's long run season. Help a brotha out.

Jen said...

Congrats on #2 - you're great, you should've been number one. I demand a recount...

PS: the jumping photos are awesome.

Stacie said...

Congrats!!! Great post :)

Tim Wilson said...

Just think if I would have gotten that $10,000 check you promised me and I would have actually voted for you..... You may not have been the #1 loser, but rather the #1 winner!

Congrats!

Amanda@runninghood said...

Nice! How long did you spend getting the perfect jumping pictures? ;) I would have loved to be a fly on the wall for this one. Did you have the camera set up on something or did your wife take it? Or maybe your gifted baby?

Katie said...

Congrats on winning, totally deserved it, your blog is awesome!

Love your jump picture attempts, those are better than a perfect jump pic :D