Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursday Randomness

I think Nitmos calls these Ran-dum-berry or something.  I only understand about half of what he says - I usually  need a thesaurus. 

I think I have a case of reverse-seasonal running blahs.  Where seasonal blahs are when it is cloudy and cold, I’m getting them when it is sunny and warm.  During my next blog post, I complain about having too much clean running water, how I haven’t started to lose my hair, and how being so attractive is such a burden.

Have you heard of the new social media sensation?  It is called internet porn Google+.  It is essentially Google’s version of Facebook.  Like I explained it to a friend, “it is essentially like Facebook but without any of your friends”.  So, if you’re out there – look me up!  Unless we are friends who know my parents, then I’ll probably ignore your request.


I’m toying with the idea of training under the Pfitz 18/70 plan.  I know what you’re thinking: “jesus, does everything in running have to be code?” The plan was first developed by Pete Pfitzinger, is 18 weeks long, and peaks at 70 miles per week 5 and 3 weeks before the target marathon.  I feel like I’m essentially doing a large part of the plan right now, I’d just need to add a few miles to my mid week long run, add another day of running (from 5 to 6 days a week) and run two times in one day.  Easy!!  [sarcasm]

This morning I met up with Jeff G to run track.  He ran 400s, I ran 800s.  I ended up only running 5 of them, but they were all pretty consistent.  I was targeting 6:00/pace and was able to knock out: 6:02, 6:07, 6:00, 6:01, 5:38 paces for the half miles.  Of course, two things were inevitable: Jeff took a picture of me without my shirt on and I had some bathroom issues. Because I got up so early, I didn’t have a chance to “go” before I left the house.  Subsequently, I about “went” during the last 800.

I think that there must be some shadow induced muscle definition here....

Finally, there is STILL time to enter my contest to win up to $100 towards a free pair of Brooks shoes from OnlineShoes.com.  Not entering is like putting a $100 bill in a shoe box, buring it in the front yard, telling your greedy neighbor where you burried it, and then moving to another state.  Now THAT is ran-dum-berry. (I think?)

14 comments:

misszippy said...

Pfitz is the man; follow it!

Yeah, can't decide if I need yet another social media site in my life. I've become a Twitter addict, so that's taking all my time now. ; )

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

hmm I can't even get into Google+ because of all the cool kids. you people suck. ;)

Razz said...

Good lord, this contest is taking forever. How long do I have to pop in to your blog before I'm notified that I'm a big, fat loser?

Brian said...

I agree with you on the seasonal blahs. Running in hot weather and I are not friends.

Now I suppose Google+ will overtake Facebook like Facebook surpassed Myspace before it. Thus, I'll have to re-do all my social networking. Get off my lawn, technological progress.

Nitmos said...

Aaannndd yet another shirtless photo. Why don't the two of you get a room and get this over with already?

Tri-James said...

nice 800's or were they Yasso's?

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

As I run I often see shirtless guys running, and it makes me wonder...Is that guy not able to afford a shirt? Does he really think he looks good enough to pull that off? Of course I am talking about someone else, not you. :)

Char said...

I think I'm really cool because I know what Google+ is. My son explained it to me. He said that Google + is better than blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. (Sorry if I left out a blah or two Sam)

Pam said...

I signed up on Google+ a couple of days ago, and so far I'm just not feeling it.

XLMIC said...

Hey! We're twinners today! Bathroom issues and running in red shorts and no shirt!

Just kidding :P

The Green Girl said...

I'm a social media whore so I accepted the very first invitation I received. ::shrugs::

Alisa said...

I'm with you on the seasonal blahs. I think I'm the only Chicago resident who loves snow. I can't handle it being 90+ out there. I just want to sit on the air conditioning and shun the sunlight coming in from the windows.

Jamoosh said...

Still awaiting my Google+ invitation. Apparently I am not one of the beautiful people.

Glenn Jones said...

I did the Pfitz 24/50 once. Pumped out my best marathon effort...