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Since When Do I Watch Hockey????

The first long run of this training season is officially in the books. It’s done. And the one thing that I learned? Well, not really learned, but was reminded … don’t be a dumbass. Don’t pretend like you can just wake up on Saturday morning and run 12 miles without fueling. You can, but it sucks. A lot. And you feel like you want to pass out. Luckily, though, despite my stupidity yesterday morning, I didn’t pass out. Just remember, kids, a granola bar and cup of yogurt do not count as pre-run fuel when you really don’t eat anything a day earlier.

The run ended up taking us two hours, which isn’t too bad for a long run. Though, I was surprised to see that our last two miles were the fastest–particularly since I felt like Death.

Miles 1 through¬† 2 — 20:20
Miles 3 through 6 — 40:17 (I forgot to hit the lap button on my watch at the 4 mile marker)
Miles 6 through 8 — 20:11
Miles 8 through 10 — 20:07
Miles 10 through 12 — 19:03

Tomorrow, we have 8 miles with 10x100m strides.

Now … to the “fun” part of our weekend. Cleaning. It’s dawned on us several times in the past week that this wedding thing is slowly getting closer and closer … and that we should probably consider making sure that everything is in order. Both for the wedding and for my eventual move in to Sarah’s apartment. As Sarah kicked ass¬† cleaning out her closet (begrudingly making room for my clothes) and other areas of the apartment, I cleaned the bathroom and kitchen, filed papers, etc. We managed to accomplish quite a bit in about a day and a half, but still have a lot to do. If any one is free and wants to help, I have no money to pay you, but am willing to give you a hardy handshake and my utmost gratitude. Just give me a ring. Really.

One last note: I’d also like to add that I am extremely grateful for Sarah cleaning her closets and making room for my stuff. I know it stresses her out. That is all.


If I Only Had A Brain

Here’s a quick story to start off your day. I promise, you’ll be shaking your head at my stupidity by the end.

Last night, as I headed off to bed, I was wrapping up in the kitchen cleaning some dishes. I determined that it was about time for me to set the little clock over the stove a preceeded to do so … no, no … I attempted to do so. I wasn’t quite sure what I was doing wrong, but the buzzer kept going off “RRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG” over and over and over. I couldn’t get it right. I called for help. None was to be found. I tried again. And I thought I had finally turned it off.

Then, all of a sudden, in the middle of the night … “RRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG.” Uh? What? I had been woken up by some annoying ringing sound. Crap! It was the buzzer. I bolted into the kitchen to shut it off. But how? I obviously failed in my earlier attempts. What did I need to do? Why is Google not cooperating right now? What is the model number? AAARRRGGGH!

I eventually drifted off to sleep again sometime around 4 or 4:30. When I woke up, the buzzer had not gone off again and silly me, I’d soon realize why.

In my tired, dreamy state, I had finally turned it to the ‘Off’ position.