Friday, June 12, 2009
This blog is just a collection of my thoughts for the day.
(1) My kids think I am old. My body may have aged some. But my mind is still 19 years-old. I am thinking that this is a not a good thing.
(2) There are many diametrically opposed training philosophies. Each of these training philosophies makes sense and cites independent supporting research. I simply chose a training program that suits my preconceived notions. Of course, my training program is better than your training program. Let's say we exchange programs- you adopt mine and adopt yours - my new program, which was your old program, is still better!
(3) My wife is a very good runner. She has no training program. She just runs out of the house and down the road. She chooses her speed and distance based on what she feels like doing. She does no interval training, no timed runs, and no speed work. She just runs. Sheesh! How does she expect to get faster! Answer: She just runs and doesn't care about anything else.
(4) I went to bed last night feeling fine and woke up with a stiff neck. Must be getting old. Naw - that can't be it!
(5) My daughter eats blueberries with a spoon. She likes blueberries on her cereal. She just skips the cereal part.
(6) I read a study in Runner's World magazine about the wonderful benefits of caffeine. Five cups of coffee is supposed to make you run faster and jump higher. I like this study. I will ignore any study to the contrary. See #2 above.
(7) I decided the best way to refine my stride was to run barefoot on the carpet in my house. It worked! My stride speed got much higher. Man - did that wall come up fast. Ouch!
(8) Mental note: When running in the house I should not watch my feet. See #1 above.
(9) My Beagle chased a raccoon up a tree this morning. The raccoon could have easily done serious damage to the dog. The dog had bluff and bluster on his side so the raccoon ran away. There is a lesson there about running. Darned if I can figure out what it is!
(10) My wife can put a lot more dishes in the dishwasher than I can. I use the racks and arrange the dishes in perfect order. She piles the dishes into the dishwasher in a disorganized heap. Somehow this relates to the fact that I use a rigorous training program and she just runs. Why she runs so fast and doesn’t break any dishes is a mystery to me.
(11) I don't have anything else to put in this blog, except that can put in this blog that I don't have anything else to put in this blog.
(12) See #11 above.