Friday, March 18, 2011

Funny Foto Friday: Beer Troubleshooting

After pissing and moaning about my crappy runs earlier in the week, I’m finally starting to hit my groove. Murphy’s law says: As soon as you complain about something, it will get better. Based on that, I’ve started to complain non-stopped. Might as well if it is going to get better afterwards! It is logic, duh.
I had a very good marathon pace run of 10 miles yesterday and hit the track for some 400M repeats this morning. Marathon pace run was at 7:29ish pace and the 400 repeats were at 5:39 pace.  Not quite as fast as I would have liked, but close enough to be considered a win!


Also, if you didn’t win my Sony Walkman MP3 player giveaway, head over to Kim @ iLax Studio’s blog. Right now there are only 27 entries!! It is like wasting money if you don’t go enter.

Finally, I hope that everyone had a great St Patrick’s day. I did my part by wearing green and eating the most authentic food I could find – a bowl of lucky charms. They were delicious, but I could have done without the leprechaun asking me to touch his pot of gold….

Since St Patrick’s day is a bit of an armature hour, I thought that everyone could use a bit of training on handling some of the situations that you may face while knocking back green beer. Happy Friday!


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22 comments:

Nitmos said...

I spent the day being envious of everyone. Get it? Green with envy. Get it?

Alright, see you later. /slams door

Julie said...

That beer poster is HILARIOUS!! Thanks :-)

Johann said...

I like your approach to Murphy's law and will start complaining properly from now. Here in South Africa we don't even know about St Patrick's Day. We know even less about green beer...?

Runners Fuel said...

Love that beer training!!

JessiePants said...

I like that if you can't remember the words to the song, air guitar is the fix, HA!
You truly showed your St. Patrick's spirit by eating the Lucky Charms : )

ShutUpandRun said...

I don't need beer for improper bowel or bladder control, but at least it provides an excuse for gross behavior.

GeorgiaSnail said...

St. Pat's in Savannah = Amateur Drink Night...of course they start drinking at 6AM and go all day. The city actually mandates that the bars close 2 hours early on St. Pat's. (1am instead of 3am)...it's madness.

Kate said...

That's my new favorite troubleshooting document.

I wore shamrock kneesocks and ate green beans at lunch...that's about the extent of my St. Pat's festivities. I live in a college town, and a few years ago, when my (not in his 20's) brother was engaged to a 22 year old with the brain of a below-average 13 year old, we all ended up in a local bar rather than the cool Irish pub we wanted to be at. I think the average age was about 19.2, and it was only that high because we were all in our 30's. It was a very painful night.

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

I want the complaints department sign in my pharmacy STAT with a real grenade.

Luke said...

I also sampled the magically delicious cereal.

kilax said...

Whenever I complain about not feeling like blogging, I feel like it all of a sudden. I think you are on to something! Happy you had a better run!

And thanks for the link, buddy!

Matty B. said...

My favorite is the beer is clear item.

Adam, you're rocking this marathon training (again) and I can't wait for you to qualify for Boston (even with the tougher standards).

Her Name Is Rio said...

What's with all this running? And feeling good about your runs? So glad, you found your groove again. :)

SquirrelHead said...

Excellent news that you are getting your groove back. Also, thanks for the info on the sweet giveaway.

Chris K said...

Where's the whoopee cushion video?

Jill said...

Weird, you'd have thought my heel would be fully healed 6 billion times over by now for as much as I complain about it!

danny said...

I have a quick question for you:
Does complaining still work if you have no one to complain and/or no one will listen to you? And if so, is Murphy's Law still applicable?
Sincerely,
California Complainer

Spike said...

Symptom: Green Pee
Fault: Drinking cheep beer with green food coloring added.
Action: Return to bar and insist on a real Irish beer.

Also, what people never seem to think about such a complaint sign is that the aggrieved party just might be smart enough to pull the number and throw it at you...that would be a rather large backfire FAIL.

Spike said...

Should have said, throw grenade at you. Makes the point somewhat clearer.

Andrew Opala said...

that's a really good troubleshooting guide ... I think I'll add it to the back of my business cards

Chanda M. DeFoor said...

Well, I hope your theory is correct about complaining since my 5K this morning sucked some big fat hairy.... toes.

Glad you're back on top!

LindseyAnn said...

I just found your blog via your guest post, and you are awesome. I may have to test your theory, as Murphy's Law is ever present in my world.