Friday, May 9, 2014

Running Dreams, Beer Mile, and PreSchool

Running Dreams
Some people dream about their teeth falling out.  Others about falling from a large cliff. Still others, dream of racial equality.  Me?  I dream about running a marathon inside of a shopping mall.  I’m not sure that I can do any grand Washington DC speeches with that one.   I honestly don’t dream a ton usually because I’m passed out naked on my couch with a glass of merlot in one hand and the remote control in the other I’m honestly not sure why.  In the dream yesterday, nothing spectacular happened. Just running by Hot Tropic and Sears…up and down stairs… I didn’t even set a PR. My dreams are lame.

Beer mile
Early this week, or maybe last week, or was it the week …. You know what it isn’t important when, but RECENTLY the beer mile world record was recently CRUSHED with a total time of 4:57.  If you’re not familiar with the beer mile, let me describe how AMAZING this is.  You must drink a 5% alcohol beer before each lap of the mile.  So, 4 beers, 4 laps, NO PUKING.  (Seriously, it is in the rules.)  So, what that meant was that James Nielsen not only ran a 4:20 mile, but he also drank 4 beers in around 37 seconds. I’ve peed for longer than 37 seconds. If you think about it, that meant that he ran a 2:10ish 800 with three foamy beers in his belly and ran a 65 second 400 with four foamy beers in him. GOOD GOD. Check the full story here or just watch the video with narration from his wife:

House to do list
SUCCESS!  I am finally considering my “initial” house todo list complete! Finally!!! It took a lot of work and even more late nights, but I feel like I can finally just “live” in the new house. Now all that I need to do is get some more decorations for my son’s room, get a new dining room table, reseed the front lawn, maybe lay down some bricks on the side of the house, paint the garage floor….. son.of.a.bitch….

My house has balls

Resolution check in
Bwhahahahaha.  No, just… No. I thought about doing some push ups last week, that counts, right?

Preschool Stresses
As if having a 3.5 year old at home wasn’t stressful enough, I’ve been wading through the educational process trying to figure out what preschool to send him.  Public, private, open enroll, cute 22 year old tutor who is looking to get ahead in the world at any cost, it is really enough to make your head spin.  I’m going to try to set up a few visits for next week and I’m sure we’ll decide soon enough where to send him.  Thankfully though, this is the last major decision that we’ll have to make in his life. Right? RIGHT?!?!?

Playing with trains is SERIOUS business

Finally, it is Friday. That means, funny foto.  Happy Friday!


The Silent Assassin said...

If somehow you end up organizing a mall marathon, I will def be there! Make sure the mile 20 marker has the hot dog on the stick girls passing out corn dogs.

Jamoosh said...

Is the Indoor Marathon Group at it again - because you can definitely get a mall marathon on your resume. I think last time they did indoor stadiums around the country.

Gracie said...

For about a year, my husband's beer mile PR was about as fast as his regular mile PR.

Scallywag Sprints said...

One of my friends did a 6.01 at scottish unis beer mile (not an official part of scottish unis racing I should note) and we though THAT was great.

What size are the beers btw? In Scotland they are full pint glasses but those don't look it?

Diana Martinez said...

I think it would take me longer than 4:57 to puke up all that beer. Ugh.

Sue's Ramblings said...

Hmmm...can I have one of those choc balls on the left?