>> Tuesday, November 25, 2008
It’s 4 am. I can’t sleep. I just might be up for the day. So I thought I’d share 5 things about me. Oh, and they’re not really “sexy” - I’m just sleep deprived, so leave me alone.
1: I carry way too much crap in my pockets. I washed my jeans this weekend, so I had to empty my pockets. This is what came out:
- 1 pencil
- 3 pens
- 3 Sharpies
- 2 flash drives
- plastic whistle
- $8.89 in change (enough to feed a starving child for 5 weeks)
1. Cut off the tip, eat.
2. Cut more off the same end, eat.
3. Cut the remainder in half, eat piece closest to me.
4. Eat remaining bite.
3: For how “techie” I am, I don’t run with an iPod, HR monitor, or GPS. I’m pretty old-school when it comes to some of these things. When I run, I want to be alone with my thoughts, so I just go and run. I don’t need to know my current pace, how many calories my left pinky has burned, how many times I’ve farted in the last mile, how much saliva I’m producing, etc. (that’s all stuff your Garmin can tell you, right?) I run a route that has stoplights every half-mile, so I can (roughly) check my splits. But otherwise, I’m running free. And for how much I rely on my computer, I track all my workouts (swim, bike, run, lift, stretch, etc) on paper. Here’s a week out of my training log from just before my half-ironman a few months back (heavy training):
Also, I think a few of us are going to be running the Giving Thanks 5K on Thanksgiving morning around Lake Como here in St. Paul. It’s an easy 5K course, but both races I’ve done on it have eaten me up! We’ll see how this one goes! Happy Thanksgiving (if we don’t talk before Thursday)!!!