Friday, July 22, 2011

Funny Foto Friday: Greasy Runs and Getting Old

We’ve all done things that we knew were not a good idea – even while we were doing them. I know I’ve done them for sure:

  • Just stepping foot into a McDonalds. Never a good idea. Have you SEEN that clown? Not to mention the chicken “nuggets”. Where on its body does a chicken have “nuggets”? All that I know is that I don’t want to eat them.
  • Any time someone has ever told me “come on, just stay for one more drink”
  • Oh, and of course EVERY SINGLE TIME I’ve ever even answered the question “Does this make me look fat?”. Never answer that question. Trust me guys - just walk away.


On Wednesday night, I had a work event with drinks and appetizers. I knew that I had a 9 mile run with 4 at tempo the next day so I decided to take it easy and not go TOO crazy with drinks or food. After 3 drinks and 6 or 7 greasy appetizers, I decided that I’d better eat something healthy. . . . like the high fiber fruits and vegetables. If you’ve been running for any period of time, you can see where this is going. The run on Thursday morning was ok (read: rough, with a mid tempo rest break but splits in the high 6:30s) but the bathroom breaks before AND after the run were especially “fruitful”. Instead of appetizers, I almost wish that I would have ate at McDonalds!


Second, there is still time to ask me questions.  Since I've been passed out in a drunken bender after work a bit behind on my blog reading and missed asking questions on a few of these, I wanted to make sure to give everyone a chance to ask if they wanted to.


Finally, since I now have 3 full days being 30, I am finally starting to realize that there are some real advantages.  I'm rarely expected to be "hip" or "fashionable" or to "know what is going on in the world".  I guess I wasn't any of those to begin with, but I'm glad I now have a good excuse as to WHY.  I'm old!  Leave me alone to my Jeopardy on TV, eating dinner at 4pm and complaining about how everything is too loud.

Since I'm always willing to share the herps the love, I thought I'd make everyone feel old with this week's funny foto Friday.  Happy Friday!


16 comments:

gene @boutdrz said...

what is the facebook? is it anything like the twitter?
i had a mid run....break....yesterday. wow. sweat dripping off of my visor....proud moment...

Average A said...

Wait a minute. I live off of fruits and vegetables and never have these issues when I run! Maybe I need to quit veganism and start eating greasy nuggets?

Mrs G said...

Crap, Im 29 and I feel old now. February is NOT going to be fun this year.

JojaJogger said...

Thank you for my laughs this week, a 30 year old youngster calling himself "old". Just wait 20 years sonny-boy!

Jonathan said...

I'm still trying to decide if I want to switch away from Usenet to Friendster for social networking.

Runners Fuel said...

I do feel old now, thanks a lot! I'll be 30 next month, but I dod actually still feel young.

Morgan said...

OMG I am old. Thanks for that. Although knowing Jurassic Park is older than Justin Bieber is hilarious!

giraffy said...

Holy crap I'm old.

Jamoosh said...

I can't wait until I am old enough to forget there was once a thing called Bieber Fever...

Chris K said...

At lease EMZ doesn't call you Old Fart every.single.day.

LB said...

wow! hard to believe you and maculay culkin are the same age!

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

One of my little brothers was born in '93, so this scared the crap out of me.

Dr. TriRunner said...

1) I know they're mashed chicken parts, but nuggets are kinda tasty in a ccrack-addictive kind of way. Unless you get a vein... in which case you might want to throw up.

2) No comment.

3) You don't want to walk AWAY, because then she might take that as a "yes honey, it does." (Women's brains have funny ways of doing such things.) You instead should divert the subject to something else, such as her shoes. (Unless she's asking if her shoes make her FEET look fat.)

Jess said...

I missed your b-day, and thus graduation into official adulthood, so happy 30th! This is the decade where the "cool kids" are at! Welcome.

Lucy said...

Dang, that does make me feel old. Next thing I know, I'll be living out a real life version of The Golden Girls.

Quix said...

I'm 32 and swear I just got out of college... :) It's all about how you live, not how old you are.

I ran a race after eating pasta w/meat sauce and a ton of broccoli slaw. Lets just say that much fiber was NOT nice. My fave pre-race meal is a steak, potato, salad, and bread. Never done me wrong.