Friday, November 25, 2011

Funny Foto Friday: Thanksgiving - Kid vs Adult

Uggh.  Forgive me runners for I have sinned.  I've been sicker than a dog (are dogs that sick?) and haven't ran in going on 3 days.    While some people enjoy the time off while sick, I get anxious about training days lost.  (For the record, my next "goal" marathon is in 7 weeks - not that I am counting)  My 800s and 9 miles of running on Tuesday were the last thing that I've been able to do.  Since then, it has been a whole lot of this and not a lot of running:

Who wants a big bowl of Adam this morning!?
Everyone? That is what I thought.

Wednesday I was down for the count with a 102 fever which lingered through Thanksgiving.  That meant no Turkey Trotting for me.  Instead I've been coughing like a smoker and blowing my nose like a coke head.  It is particularly frustrating because I was really looking forward to the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving.  I was going to meet up with some coaching buddies, some blogger buddies, and hopefully chat with an elite runner whose last name is Limoncello.  But, even though I said that I wasn't going to make any excuses, that didn't mean that I was going to be stupid.  Hopefully tomorrow will bring some miles.......

But, what I missed in Turkey Trotting and playing football, my brother in law and his/my friend Ned made up for it with hilarity.  Each year everyone gets all turkey'd up, liquored up, and plays a game of "heavy petting" football.   Heavy petting meaning that it isn't quite touch football and usually there are a LOT of people rolling around on the ground in pain.

This year, my brother in law forgot shoes so he went in his boots with his self made "Dr Smooth" T-Shirt.  If years past are any indication, those beers didn't leave their hands the entire game.

Heisman stance? Check.  Tim Tebow prayer? Check. Bud light?  Check. 
Cigarette in one hand? Check.

Here is the picture from last year.  It is like I am at the Olympic trials.....of awesome.


Finally, the artists over at The Oatmeal always have a way of putting to picture the experiences that I have every day of my life.  For Thanksgiving, they didn't disappoint.  The best part though?  Because I helped feed my 1 year old at Thanksgiving I DID get to sit at the kids table.  No fancy silver for me! The best I could come up with was mixing Day-Quil and wine.  It was a liver scarring, hallucinogenic good time! Happy Friday!










22 comments:

Jen said...

I am so sorry that you're not feeling great - missing more than two days of running gives me the hives and leaves me anxious, too.

Those cartoons were hilarious. Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

PS: just so we are clear, yes, it's "the hives" when did I start speaking like that? lol

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

Jen thinks you have the HIV.

Kate said...

Aaaaah, love the cartoons. Almost as much as the football pictures. Hope you're done being sick for a while!!

Beth (i run like a girl) said...

Hope you feel better soon!!!

And even though I read this half an hour ago, I'm still laughing!



(Oh... awkward! I'm laughing at the Thanksgiving cartoons -- not at your miserable cold!)

Meg O @watchmegorun said...

ughh being sick on a holiday is the worst. Hope you feel better soon.

Looooove the oatmeal. This depicts the holiday so perfectly.

Marnie said...

I know how you feel, I get so antsy when I can't run! Each non-running day feels twice as long as it normally would. Hope you feel better soon! Love the cartoons!

Laura said...

Glad you're finally feeling a little better (at least, I'm assuming since you said you might run tomorrow). Did you at least feel well enough to eat?

Jill@Run for the Hills said...

Cracking up at the cartoons and the Tebow stance. My adult table acts like the kid table.

Hope you feel better soon!

TriMOEngr said...

Can I call that laugh-a-thon an ab workout? My guts hurt! Love this one! Maybe I'm a little punchy after all that shopping. Get well soon!

Caroline said...

so sorry you were sick...my son was sick also it sucks

funny cartoons!

be well

XLMIC said...

Those are classic family photos!

If you start getting the d.t.'s from withdrawal, then we'll know things are serious... and I'll be recommending a 12-step program ;-)

Feel better soon, Adam!

Jamoosh said...

Obviously you have done something to offend the Running Gods. Quick, send me a keg of quality beer and I will speak to them on your behalf.

Mike said...

Love pictures and the cartoons. Now get better already so you can get back out there.

Missy said...

Hope your feeling better.
The pics pics of your family and your writing is so funny. Laughed out loud, good stuff.

Fruit Fly said...

That whole cartoon description of Thanksgiving is spot on! And for the record, I still sit at the kid table... just to avoid all that boring adult talk!

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Cory Reese said...

I think you easily qualify as being sicker than a dog.

And those pictures are basically awesome!

Hope you get feeling better soon and get back to the miles!

Suz and Allan said...

Hope you feel better!

Falon said...

Your brother in law is all man in those boots. Thanks for the hillarious and wildly inappropriate cartoons!

Dr. TriRunner said...

OK so I finally figured out why I was not getting your blog post updates in my google reader. Wow... I'm an idiot. It kept showing me I had still like 37 unread posts, but they didn't show up in the list, because they were tucked in some randomassfolder with only your blog in it?? It's like a pocket dial, on my keyboard.

Anywho.

I'm sorry you're feelin ishy, but if it makes you feel better, we can be sick buddies. I read 101.7 this morning!! Vicks, Halls, and Kleenex.

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