Friday, May 13, 2011

Adam's Run Around: Boring, Gaga, Babies

As I'm sure most people know, blogger was down for most of yesterday and today. No new posts and a bunch of comments deleted.  I'm with Beth at SUAR, I've used blogger for free for nearly 4 years and this is the first issue I had so I can't complain TOO much. But, as a result, you get two posts in one day! Hooray!

It only took me 900 posts, but I finally changed the name of my blog. It was previously called “I am boring”. You know, because I am. Incredibly. Boring. It was honestly just a play on the fact that my blog really wasn’t about anything in particular but instead was about EVERYTHING. However, about a year or so ago, I started referring to my blog as “The Boring Runner” blog. I wanted to say that my blog was still boring, but it would instead focus on running (and pooping, and funny pictures, and wine, and…..).

I had to cancel my run this morning on Thursday because my left Achilles is pretty sore. Not sore enough that I couldn’t run, but sore enough that I don’t want to crank on some fast 400s and really get it screaming at me. When I’m going fast, I push off hard which puts a lot of pressure on it. (If you just thought “that’s what she said”, good job) I’ll admit that I am babying it a little bit, but would rather show up 95% prepared vs 50% injured for every race I enter.

Lindsay Lohan is in jail and Charlie Sheen is going to be replaced on Two and a Half Men by Ashton Kutcher. Great, there goes half of my blog content. Lady Gaga, I’m going to be looking in your direction to whore/weird it up for me!

Finally, I was thinking the other day that being a baby has to be like being in a dream world. Everything is constantly changing and you have NO way of processing anything. Think about it, the simplest of things essentially are like voodoo to a baby:
  • You goto sleep in the car seat at home and in one moment you wake up somewhere totally different. Probably a lot like the first guy who rode in an elevator.
  • There is a part of the wall that makes noise and flashes pictures of strange things like explosions, naked people, and South Park (I should probably rethink what I watch when my little guy is around)
  • Don’t even get me started about the mystical properties of poop

Come to think of it, being a baby is probably a lot like being a caveman. Everything is happening because of some spirit force that needs to be screamed at in a confused rage. I need to feed my son more Brontosaurus Burgers. Yaba-daba child protective services!


XLMIC said...

Is that a sticker? I love it! I didn't notice it before if it's not new :P

I love what you say about babies... so true!

Hope your Achilles is back to feeling great soon :)

Jess said...

I've had small issues with Blogger before, but this 2 day outage was probably the biggest one, and I've been blogging for 6 years, so you're right, I can't complain. Still, technology should be flawless, shouldn't it?

Kate said...

You guys have a good perspective. Reading that on SUAR made me take a deep breath about the whole blogger outage.

Proud to say I did indeed snicker at your "hard" line.

90% trained vs 50% injured...seems like a wise guy once told me that. Good thinking. Feel better soon!

RunningLaur said...

Goddamn Achilles! *fist shake*
That's a great picture of the baby.
Your blog change seems to have gone over seamlessly, aside from your KILLING all of blogger in the process. But, it's current zombie version seems just as good. Braaaaaains.

Running Through Phoenix said...

I’ll admit that I am babying it a little bit TWSS

It just never ends.... TWSS

JessiePants said...

Congrats on the name change!
Hope that your Achilles is feeling better now.
HA on the baby thoughts!

C2Iowa said...

Nice move on the name change.

The baby thoughts are not normal for adults?? crap.

Chanda M. DeFoor said...

I like the new name. I hope your tendon feels better soon!