Monday, February 3, 2014

Buzzword Mashup: Resolutions, running, super boring super bowls, and potty training

Internet friends, I’m not even going to sugar coat it, last week was tough on both the running and blog fronts.  It was my last week on a project at work and things were BUSY.  I was “thinking outside the box” so hard that I sprained my buzzword bone. I’m not proud of the fact that I “took the conversation offline” or that a lot of “low hanging fruit” blog posts were left unpublished. Don’t worry though, the “takeaway” was that I needed to “circle back” on the blog with “all hands on deck”.

Last week I managed to run 16 miles. SIXTEEN.  I’m not proud of this, but I do have all of the buzzwords above to show for it, sooooo......at least that is good?  This week needs to be better as I am 12 weeks out from the NJ marathon.  Time to “pound the pavement” and put in some solid mileage. The one thing that I am doing to try to make up for the lower volume is running faster.  Mid week runs are 15-20 seconds faster than they used to be which not only helps me get done slightly faster but also feeds my fragile runner ego. Of course, I know better with thinking speed is a proxy for miles.  You can fake your way with lower mileage for a half marathon, but mile 20 of the marathon is a cruel mistress who keeps inviting herself to your work holiday party. No matter how much you want to avoid it, if you don’t put in the miles she is going to show up drunk telling your boss that she is actually your wife and that your real wife is your very frumpy sister.

Meanwhile, in Canada... God bless Canada...

You know what? I was going to do a bullet about how the weather here has been cold, but with a high of 60F today, I’m going to just shut my yapper on that one.


One of the hazards with being so busy with work is that I haven’t had a chance to post my new years resolutions yet. The bad news? I have already stopped doing a few. The good news? If I don’t post about them, they can’t make me feel bad, right?  I’d like to think so.  Of course, I’m doing my picture of the day, but I also wanted to ride the bike 2x a week, start back up with 100 pushups, and do core work.  I just don’t “have the bandwidth” to do all of that right now, so I’m going to have to “re-prioritize the variables” to see what is actually important. (Just kidding, the pictures are the most important – highest likelihood of selfies....duh)

I’m going to say what we are all thinking... the super bowl was super boring. (See what I just did there? I used the word super twice to make it funny. Hilarious!! I should do jokes.) During the game I was seriously trying to decide what the NFL could do during the superbowl once the score got out of hand with one team leading by more than 30.  Every idea lead back to a mixture between the puppy bowl and the bud bowl.  Something tells me PETA would have something to say about drunk puppies playing football.....

Finally, in a family update that can only be described as “wow, really? THAT late?” I am in “full court press” potty training mode for my son.  Of course, when I say “potty training” I actually mean “negotiation sessions”.   I’m not sure what the right parenting approach is, but if one M&M makes him try to go poop on the potty?  I’m all in.  If only I could get some sort of reward system set up like that – I think it’d be a “win/win” for everyone.

9 comments:

Chelsea said...

Probably was super boring if you were cheering for some random dude.

GO HAWKS. x 100000000000.

Kate Geisen said...

Two of my three boys showed zero interest in potty training until they were three. The middle one potty trained at 1.5, but that was bc his older brother was at the same time. Of course, he almost didn't graduate from HS, so take that early potty training with a grain of salt. ;-)

I never posted resolutions/goals for the year. Still figuring them out...maybe for 2015 I'll get then posted.

Sue's Ramblings said...

awww man...who's winning on the potty training?

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Kimberly Truesdell said...

Potty training is dumb! I have a 2 1/2 year old and our current reward system is this: a sticker for every time he goes on his own (and not bribed by cookie). When he gets 5 stickers, he gets a prize - aka bag of random toys I got at second hand shop. The chart has other categories, too, like eating all of his dinner without negotiations, cleaning up his toys, not throwing toys at mom, etc. Some prizes will eventually be a ride on the carousel at the mall and an ice cream sundae.

Now that I've sufficiently bored you ... I'll go run.

The Running Shlub said...

About time you get back on here and post for us! 16 miles? You better start pounding that pavement Sir. Here in AZ as well, I try hard not to snicker when I see the whether in other states HEHEHEHE. Good luck with potty training, it all works out in the end.

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Layla said...

Buzzwords = "that's what she said" goldmine.

Nicole said...

Im currently potty training as well... um, and by potty training I really mean, following him around cleaning up the floor/couch and washing a "shit ton" of clothes.... Really it is just an exercise in my level of patience, and Im trying to "increase my threshhold." :) I understand you there... and I think its been cold the last couple days... but thats my Phoenix/Tucson blood. :)

Robyn said...

Good luck on the potty training front. What finally did it for one of our boys was leaving them with Grandma for a weekend. I have no idea what she did differently, but BOOM. We'll take it :-)