Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Sing-along

Yesterday's Run: Road: 53 degrees. 4 miles; Splits: 9:20; 9:24; 9:25; 9:25; 37:34; 9:23 per mile pace.Hey, slow, but consistent.

"Nuno nuno, nuno nuno
hey hey-ey, goodbye"
*To be sung to the tune of "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam. Don't know the song? Click on the red "Steam" word above, go to the YouTube link, and sing along!

Welcome my new Followers/Stalkers Adam, Hannah, Staci, and Anton.
Asterisk time:
* I'm done, AKA "discharged" from P.T. a week early. "Finding Nemo" Nuno, my former P.T. guy, informed me that I no longer needed his services since I have been running pain free.
* ADHD Dave, the gym dude, gave me some more exercises to do at home. He also informed me that he would run the half too if he were me. He admitted that he was saying what he was supposed to say as the gym dude a few weeks ago when he recommended I not run it. He told me he always thought I could run it all along. Thanks ADHD Dave.
* My first exercise in the gym was riding the exercise bike. Within a minute of me being on the bike, "Hot Chick" Lindsay came over and asked me if I had tried (I have no idea what flavor she said since my brain went into OMG here she comes to talk to me and she's so hot mode) DORITOS® yet. We talked for a few minutes as I rode the bike. It was another "deep" conversation about snack foods. If I wasn't married and about 20 years younger, I think I'd have a shot with her. This coming from me, a guy with absolutely no game. I'm a happily married (28 years) runner, not a "player!" To my wife Kathy, who seems to read my blog on a regular basis now, I love you.
* I left "Finding Nemo" Nuno a 4-pack of Guinness, ADHD Dave a Dunkin' Donuts gift card, "Hot Chick" Lindsay a bag of Swedish Fish (Now THAT I remember she said she likes), and assorted other sweets for the rest of the staff there. Yes, I liked them that much and appreciated their help. No, I didn't ask Lindsay for her phone number. Read previous comment about me being happily married.
* Yesterday's run was difficult. I purposely ran a short, 4 miles, mainly hilly road course to help better prepare me for the half in 9 days. The hills killed me. I'm still not where I need to be with getting back my hills mojo. I'm hoping that since the half is in N.Y. City, it won't be too hilly.
* I again dedicated my run to Jill. She is asking runners to dedicate the miles they run to her since she's injured and can't run. In return, she's donating a nickel for every mile we run to Back on My Feet. So, all of my Followers are strongly encouraged to support this worthwhile cause and donate your miles run to Jill.
* Thank-you Lisa for teaching me how to properly put a link in my blog. Have you noticed how I put an annoying amount of links in this post?! Please don't hate her for teaching me how to do it!


Keri said...

Congrats on being discharged! Just in time for the race too...

Beth said...

Congrats! I haven't formed any relationships with my PTs yet, esp none that I want to give gifts to!

I'm off for more water treadmill this morning!

Anonymous said...

Rick- thanks so much for the shout out and for the miles. And for trying to rally some runners for me :)

I cannot wait for my turn to be released from PT!

Lisa said...

LOL funny post Rick.

Wow, you got all that for the PT people. Geez, I gave my PT a hug and said "thank you" lol.

Congrats on graduating from PT.

Staci Dombroski said...

Congratulations! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Julie said...

Hi Rick,
Good job on your runs...consistent is good:) Ha ha, I love getting the low down on hot chick:) I think it is pretty funny that you really don't remember what she said because you were so focused on her hotness!! Your weekly encounters with hot chick keep me amused:)Your posts always make me laugh:) I am also glad to hear that you are madly in love with your have been married a long time!! Congrats!!

Keep up the great work and have a fantastic weekend!!

lindsay said...

i think he discharged you so that you wouldn't be mackin' on his girl anymore ;)

Kash said...

I guess Lisa has tons of patience, teaching you how to place links. Thank you Lisa

Hannah said...

Ah! You remind me SO MUCH of my Dad. And I mean that in a good way. Promise!

Congrats on your discharge. Heheh. What a kind patient you are. I am sure the recipients of your gifts are quite touched! :)

Meg said...

YOU crack me up! I'm very happy that after the hot girl comment you gave props to your wife, nice job! Double props for not asking her for her phone number just out of "curiosity." Yes, I know, you are happily married :) .
That was sweet of you to leave them gifts and very smart, they'll remember you now as the generous running guy...and Lindsay will always think of you as the one that got away...sigh. I guess the stories are over for now. Please stay injury-free!
I can't believe the half is almost here, have a nice weekend run or two!

Anais said...

LOL, you have been on a ROLL with the links Rick, very impressive! :D