Monday, December 5, 2011

Mixins: Winner, Online Shoes Giveaway, and Where I've Been

I know what you’re all thinking “Did Adam die?  I’ll bet he is dead – overdosed on too many energy gels or possibly dead in a ditch in some runner vs runner track session lane-crossing road rage”   Fortunately, neither of those things happened!  The reality is that the combination of a relapse in my cold, a travel trip to Dallas for work, and a birthday party to end all birthday parties used up all of my free time.  Oh, and running.  Always there is running.

As always, I had to make the choice between talking to my family running vs blogging.  Running won out for the most part, but that didn’t mean that blog posts didn’t back up like poop at a cheese festival.  So, instead of poetic blog posts throughout last week you get a week’s worth of blog posts all in one!

Giveaway winner
My 1000th blog post was REALLY fun to put together.  I honestly try to keep my blog like a journal – an asinine record of my life, with a heavy focus on drinking running.  Looking back at some of my horribly boring first posts was fun, if not a bit painful to think of where my writing and running has come in a relatively short time.  Anywhoo, there were 266 entries in my Brooks shoe giveaway and the winners were Katie @ Run This Amazing Day  and Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal.  One thing to note is that Heather’s comment was within the top 10 first comments!!  Random number generator seemed to like the low numbers.

I mean, if I"m going to show where I got hurt,
then might as well do it right.
Sick – and I think I pulled something
Like I posted in one of my last posts, I was sick over the United States Thanksgiving holiday.  I was surprised at how many people continue to run through being sick.  According to my wife, much like most humans with an extra dangle appendage (men), I am a huge baby when I’m sick.  So, during the Thanksgiving week I recovered a full 4 days until Sunday – I ran 5 test miles and all systems were go!  So, while on a business trip I ran 7 miles on Monday and another 7 on Tuesday – all at a ‘normal’ pace of 7:40.

After a few great runs on the treadmill (that made me want to poke my eyes out of boredom) I was all set to run some speed on Wednesday.  Right when I started to click the speed up to around 7:10ish per mile I felt a STABBING pain in my back.  Long story short, I pulled a muscle I was alone in a hotel room afterall in my back coughing!  It was one of those muscles between your ribs that hurt worse than a hot poker in your eyeball.  Well, not really, but I couldn’t really run through it.

Online Shoes Giveaway! is having a KILLER 12 days of Christmas giveaway that I had to pass along (and, for the record, am receiving nothing in exchange for mentioning).   Each day, Online Shoes posts a question of the day, all that you have to do is answer and you’re entered!  Today’s giveaway is a Soleus watch – and as I type this there are only 55 entries!  That is really good odds...  They’re going to do them each weekday for the first 12 days of December.  So, if you don’t win today, enter tomorrow!

Texas Sized Blogger Meetup
Like I hinted at earlier, I was in Dallas last week for business and was able to meet up with a few friends (who are also bloggers).  Lesley @ Racing it off and Libby @ The Active Joe and Emily who doesn’t have a blog all got to put up with me for an entire evening.  How lucky are they?!  We talked about training, and running and then switched gears and talked more about training and running. :) I promise that I didn’t have lazer eyes during the whole night – only when the girls started to make fun of me.

Birthday Time!
This really doesn’t have anything to do with anything, but it was my son’s first birthday on Friday and my wife hosted some crazy 40 person party on Saturday.  It was a blast.  However, when I asked my wife if I wanted to know how much she spent on cake and cupcakes, she responded very quickly “no”.  Fair enough.  But honestly, can you really spend TOO much on cupcakes?
It was a hungry caterpillar theme

His first haircut (Taken a few weeks ago)
As you can see, he liked the spray bottle a little TOO much


Katie said...


Also, I like when you post in the afternoon and my google reader goes from 0 to 1. It's the little things!

Jen said...

Glad to see you back - and sorry to hear about your back and crap I can't believe your son is one already!

I remember reading about when he was born so I've been following you for a year already! Time flies.

Deb said...

Yea to your son's first birthday! Bummer I didn't win. Yea that I can go to Online Shoes for a chance, gotta win SOMETIME! (or maybe not, but fun trying!). Bummer about your back, hard to even cross-train since you kind of need your back for most anything. Yea to a fun running and training dinner, sounds fun!

Rest up!!

Kate said...

Those cupcakes are adorable, and happy belated birthday to your sweet boy. Ow on the pulled muscle. I feel your pain. After finishing a 9 hour adventure race unscathed, I rolled over in bed and felt a painful twinge. WTF, really? Rolling over?? If it gets bad enough to do something about it I'm totally making up a sex cover story.

Jill@Run for the Hills said...


Is that what you're calling it now?

Hayden is so freaking cute. I hope I'm not getting baby fever.

Nobel4Lit said...

Cute pic of your son! Did they really cut any hair? My guess is not...

Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal said...

Holy hell, did I actually win?!! Brooks are my ALL - TIME favorite shoes. You seriously just made my day!!! (What do I do now?!)

PS Those cupcakes look deeeeeeeeeeelicious!

ltlindian said...

Freakin' cute kid and freakin' cute cupcakes/cake. I am jealous. Of the cakes/cupcakes, not the kid. I have my own cute kids.... :) And mine are all potty trained.

pensive said...

I agree with your wife- don't ask how much those cupcakes cost. They look fantastic. ; )

mariag said...

Happy 1st Birthday! So exciting! And tell your wife I love, love the cake and cupcakes. Really cute regardless of price.

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

Um, he has hair to cut? Are you sure the barbar wasn't scamming you on that one?

Suz and Allan said...

Congrats Katie and Heather!!!

I'm not going to lie I had been concerned about you. I was hoping you hadn't gotten sicker!

What a fun past couple of weeks you've had minus the sick part of course!

Jess said...

The 1st b-day cake and cupcakes look adorable! How come I wasn't invited?

Chris K said...

Happy Birthday to Hayden. That picture is amazingly cute. You had 266 Comments on your 1,000th post. Wow.

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Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i linked up the freeze your thorns off in the last Bootie Buster email, so hopefull you go ta few more folks raring to go.

1st birthdays only happen once..ha! I'm so smart, so anyhow i think it's a worthwhile expense

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