Monday, October 23, 2006

Well, yesterday started the 4th week of running. it has stepped upto running 7 minutes and walking 3 and repeating 3 times. It is nice running in my block because i know when i get to a certain point that i am at a certain time. Helps me keep a pace too. I am still enjoying it. Saturday (what would have been the last day of the 3rd week) was the first time that i skipped a day. i was headed to the Notre Dame game and was not able to get it in the days schedule. It was nice to have the day off but i could feel it in my legs that i hadn't gotten out. It has been a nice wake up in the morning and come into work and have a real runner to talk to about it. My goals are for in the summer to do eith a 5K or 10K. that is 3.2 or 6.4 miles. Right now i feel like the 10K is a great possiblity but i will wait til I get closer to determine that. Roger here has given me a great step forward and told me what 10K that he thought would be good for me. It ends on the field at Notre Dame Stadium. Good stuff. Rob and I went to the UCLA game. we had great tickets. 50 yard line, 10 rows up. It was a long game to watch bad football, but the last series made it all worth while. It may be the first time that I was AT a ND game and they won! This was the second game this year that the home team came from behind and won in under a minute. 47 seconds and Georgia and now 27 seconds and ND. Good year. good times.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Sanford and Son

This is a great shot of Sanford Stadium by the way. nice place for 92,000 friends. we were 55 rows up on the 15 yard line. we were in the closest corner of the picture. Good times

My life the past few weeks....for documentation

I really don't know why i am doing this but i suppose that i feel the need. a handful of weeks back Elizabeth got tickets to see the Colts play the Houston Texans. we went, saw, good times.

The week right after that, my buddy Trevor and i left Kropf at 2:30 and drove to beautiful Athens, GA which is a full 12.5 hour drive. that i s a long time after being up at 5:50 that morning and then getting there at 3 the next morning. we got to Athens, drove around, found a Walmart and spent slept in his truck. not comfy. it was 77 degrees at 3 am and this truck isn't diesle so we were obviously not going to let it just run all night. also we are in a nice but strange place so we arn't going to leave the windows down, so with a 1/4 " crack at the top, we kick the seats back and take a crappy snooze. it was so hot, so stuffy and worst of all, we got slap happy. giggling like school girls for NO reason at all. mind you we had also brushed our face and contacts and stuff like that in walmart. only adding to the white-trashiness of it all. We both barley slept if that is what you would call it. In the morning we went into the Walmart (again) and did the whole brush teeth, contacts and that even changed in the stalls. they were fairly clean by the way yet still a message for a number to call butit had 8 digits (southerners!) we left there and stopped at the only restarant around. WAFFLE HOUSE. not to say that there was only 1 but 700 of these places, still, all WAFFLE HOUSES. Perhaps the finest sausage patty i have ever had. everyone was super nice. we left there and got on campus. as soon as we pulled in we saw free parking so we instantly pulled in, only later to find out that the whole campus is a free parking mecca. We later discovered that the spot we got as literally the farthest place away. no biggie! we walked to the stadium quite early, did a little shopping, got lost, headed in the exact opposite direction we were supposed to go, kept going, got turned around by locals, and got back to the truck. the guy we asked after figuring out we had no idea said, "Oh, it'll take about 3 hours by foot (1.5 hours before kick off) but when it took me 3 hours, i was very drunk. we had it back in about 20 minutes. we got talking to the people we were parked next to who were really nice, they offered us food and drink, which we had brought our own. then people a few cars down offered us cheese burgers cause they were leaving to go to the game so we took those (fine cheese burgers)

the game we wonderful. it was Colorado (0-3) against THE GEORGIA BULLDOGS (3-0). it was to be a blow out. at Sanford Stadium you can walk all over the place. go right up to the hedges that outline the field. i t was so cool. we watched 3 of the ugliest quarters of football that UGA had played in a long time. we were down 10-0 after the 3rd quarter. bad plays, worse coaching plan. finally in the 4th they went to the 3rd string QB since the 1st string was injured, second string was the starter as a true freshman and looked like it. Joe Cox went in there like he had done it a thousand times. Bulldogs win 14-13. great game! the place was jumping! we hauled ass back to the car, and got headed out of town because now we are headed to Trevors sisters in Broadripple. 9 hours later and tired as hell, we arrive.

after a lovely nights sleep in Brandy's roommates bed (without the roommate) Big Don Kropf joined us and the 4 of us went to the Colts and Jacksonville game in Indy. again a great game and the Colts win big (SEE JEFF, I CAN MAKE THE HOME TEAM WIN!!!!)

okay, i may have more to say but my hands hurt from typing and i don't remember much more. later

Monday, October 02, 2006

trying to be a runner....again

i am currently weighing in as much as i ever have before. this numbers is not something that i am thrilled about. i am still getting people at work asking me how much i have lost but it is just on the days that i tuck my shirt in. i hate to tuck my shirt in, however to fool these idiots, i must continue to tuck my shirt in. this will only work for a while. As many of you know, Roger, the guy i took over for in purchasing is back. things here are great with him back. at first i wasn't thirilled but because it is Roger, it has been a blessing in disguise. any whoooo, he is an avid runner. marathons 10k, 5k blah blah blah... it got me interested. it has been a long time since i have gone out to run. i always liked it but at that point was skinny and active and never had a reason. shin splints also stopped me quick only to find that is mostly a shoe issue. i have no problem buying a new pair of shoes. hell, i did that this weekend. so with talking to Roger and the help of Runners world online, i figured out a routine that takes 5 days a week for 10 weeks to get you to the point of stepping out the door and go run. Sunday i strapped on my adidas and did a little strechy strechy and went on my walk. yes yes, it seems dumb but week 1 is 4 minutes of walking and 2 minutes of running doing that 5 times. it seemed so dumb. who can't run for 2 minutes?!?!?!? HOLY CRAP, THAT IS A LONG TIME!!!!!! i did good. started my first run at to fast a pace and that kind of screwed me for the first time out but i got it under control. today came the real kicker.....i woke up at 5 a.m. and went for my little one man journey. slight drizzle cannot stop this man, however the big loose dog did make me tweak my route but i have no set path so it's fine. i had a good time. switched to my nike's this morning which was more comfortable also. got back to the house at 5:50 and tried to stop sweating before i hopped in the shower but that didn't work. i will take tuesdays and fridays off and keep pushing myself beyond that. i will now open the floor to accept questions.........