As always, I had to make the choice between
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.
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. I.do.not. 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
OnlineShoes.com 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.
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