Friday, June 10, 2005

Blood, Blonds, Breakfast, and Billy Boy

With my 10K race coming up tonight I decided to take last night off. Of course this doesn’t mean that I kicked my feet up in front of the TV, no first I went to the garden, cut the grass, pulled weeds, flirted with our garden neighbors wife (she’s 78 and still beautiful) and then went home and kicked my feet up. My wife had a hard day at work, so came home, ate, crawled onto the couch, gave me her “don’t bug me or I will kill you look”, pulled the blanket over her head and went to sleep. When I came back from the garden she was still asleep and basically held this position until I called it an early night and went to bed. This morning she was back to her normal self, the sleep worked wonders.

I was at the doctor’s this morning for blood test and EKG, I have to call on Monday for the results. I asked about a stress test (running on the treadmill) and was informed I would need to make an appointment with a sports medicine specialist. Okaaay.

The worst part of having the appointment this morning is that I wasn’t allowed to eat or drink before the appointment. Jack without coffee and breakfast is not a pleasant scene. Luckily the nurse that drew blood was pretty, blond and had a smile that caused my blood pressure to surge. For a few short moments I forgot all about being hungry and immensely enjoyed getting stuck with a needle and having my blood drawn. “What done already, are you sure you don’t need a pint!” “Wait, wait don’t go…the blood is much better in my other arm…” ;-)

Anyway after my appointment I was in dire need of breakfast and a cup of coffee, so I stopped at the bakery/coffee shop in the same part of town and had a cup of coffee and a couple super sweet go-immediately-into-sugar-overdose danish. So after a tank full of caffeine and a zillion new calories I drove on to work hoping that something is wrong with me so I can see the blond again next week (no not really).

10K Race Strategy

My goal tonight is to finish in under 60 minutes. Wait, wait, wait, Jack yesterday you said you want to at least beat last year’s time of 54:36...yes I said that. I probably still will, but last night while pulling weeds I decided that tonight is not the time to try to break PR’s because I have officially started my Marathon II training and do not need to be stressing the muscles out. I want to run at least 21KM on Sunday – that means tonight I am going to TRY to just go and run for fun. Any of you who know me by now, will believe me just about as much as we all believed Bill Clinton when he said he didn’t inhale!

"When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale and never tried it again." –Bill Clinton

Yep. I smell a PR coming on!
Have fun at your race tonight!
Its so hard to resist the urge to really race isn't it? Heh, heh. Almost like trying to be polite and not stare at the blonde nurse, Mr. President. :)
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