Thursday, January 6, 2011

Oh yes, I’ve been running

There have been a lot of interesting happenings in the Boring Household (my wife will LOVE that moniker). Since I generally live my life like I’m wearing see through underwear like an open book, I feel obligated to share:

Oh, there will be running
I’m currently running anywhere between 35-40 miles per week. I’m not really training for anything (which is why you haven’t seen any sort of “2011 race schedule!!!” post from me yet) but for some reason I just keep getting out there and sweating it out. Think of me as one of those huge hairy Russian guys in the sauna. No one knows why they are there or why they don’t shave off their man sweater – but they keep coming back for the sweat.

Screw you tempo
Tuesday left me with another horrible tempo run (6 miles total with 4 miles at 6:44 pace…the goal was 6:35 pace). I’m not sure what the reason is for the lack of consistency with these runs. They are right at the edge of what I can do performance-wise, so I expect that some days I just don’t have ‘em in me. However, much like a bird that keeps smacking against the sliding glass door, I’m getting very frustrated. That I don’t like.

Happy New Year! I’m old
Ah yes, just 5 days ago the clock struck midnight. Millions of people around the world mashed faces in a drunken stupor that could only be described as “special”. And me? I was asleep, awoken by fireworks….Quietly yelling to my wife “happy new year” as she was in the other room feeding my son. I can only imagine how “fun” I’ll be when I turn 40.

Yeah, so I didn’t win the lottery…..
Finally, probably the biggest changes have been on the work front. First, after taking the entire month of December off I’m now back to working again. However, instead of boarding a flight every single Monday morning like I used to I am now working out of Phoenix. So, instead of being basically George Clooney’s twin in the movie Up In the Air (He is getting old, so that must mean I’m better looking) I am now Milton from Office Space who loves his stapler. Each day I drive through traffic, talk about the weather with people who actually live in the same city that I am working in, and go home to my wife and kiddo. No more hotel frequent flyer points, but I suppose that I must get some sort of frequent dad points for spending quality time with the kiddo. “Quality” of course meaning twitter and blogs.

But, I guess I am working on my multi-tasking skills.....and my smiling with no teeth skills - just like Jamoosh.

26 comments:

Chad said...

Next you gotta get some photos of your son check his watch. Ugh, that joke worked better in my head, but I don't have anything else.

Go Saints!

Shawn said...

Is Jamoosh your brother?

Your tempo will get better when you leave the lads bottle alone!!!

ShutUpandRun said...

Is Hayden nursing?

ShutUpandRun said...

I meant in that picture

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Ha ha ha - "Screw you Tempo"!

Pam said...

We were boring on NYE too. We watched Beavis & Butthead DVDs all evening and I fell asleep on the couch at like 10:30.

I rock like that.

Andrew Opala said...

That's good news about being moved locally. Try Jill out for 4 weeks. You will be surprised how really bad your tempo runs can get!

She'll have the three of you on diets as well!

Andrew Opala said...

P.S. Jill! Don;t get angry that's called sarcasm ... it's because you push me to get better and failure "is an option!"

Tricia said...

Happy to see you're giving Tiff a break and are helping out with the nursing.

That IS what's happening in that pic,right? :)

And I'm totally stoked for you about the job. Family time yippeee

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

LOVE the pic!

Chris K said...

Great Jamoosh impersonation. Working in PHX? Cuz I watched the Lakers/Suns game last night and didn't see you with Suns Dancers squad.

Ironman By Thirty said...

That last picture will so be me once we have kids! Love it!

Morgan said...

I'm not going to lie I saw the pic at the end laughed my brains out and came straight to tell you about it. I didn't even read your post. But I still think whatever you said is probably hilarious like it always is. :)

RunningLaur said...

'“Quality” of course meaning twitter and blogs.'
ummmm, gchat.....

Jamie said...

haha that last photo is GREAT! Way to go on the multi-tasking!

Amanda@runninghood said...

That last picture...yes, you did when the lottery with that one. :) Love it. Love your blog...not sure why I don't get here more often.

Alma said...

Adorable photo!! Though you look like you're nursing...???!

Jamoosh said...

I don't show my teeth because someone may think I am British!

Tara said...

Congrats on working in your home city! Enjoy your stapler.

I wish I could have signed up for your virtual 5K. Do another one in a few months and I'll definitely join! (As long as I can run again).

Nitmos said...

Toothy smiles are overrated.

Runners Fuel said...

Multi taking is a talent that most guys can not accomplish. Good luck!! I'm glad you;re able to work from your home city!

Glenn Jones said...

40's? Wait until you're in your 50's! As hard as I tried, I could barely make it to 10:30 PM on New Year's eve!

Glenn Jones said...

And great photo Adam!

BrianFlash said...

The lady in charge of supplies here at work ordered me a red Swingline stapler for my desk as a joke. Nice!

I treasure it...

Adrienne said...

Oh man he is a cute little baby. You must convince your wife to bring him. Of course 7:30 in the morning? If their asleep you better let them sleep. Glad you can work out of Phoenix instead of hopping on planes. Is this permanent or temporary? That would be very welcome in this household.

Jill said...

Holy crap, I didn't know men could nurse, you are so multi-talented!

I keep waiting for the post, "I started weight lifting" as the New Year's Resolution post! :)