"If you were one of my clients, I would fire you" Yep. Thats what the bride told me a few mornings ago. I was grousing about getting to the gym and getting in my workout. She had noticed lately how I was working out, but I was not really working out. The Bride is a personal trainer. Put both trainers, Jillian and Bob from the "Biggest Loser" together and you have my bride. Whats the country saying?? "You can't sneak a sunrise past a rooster". She knows when your committed and when your not. She called me out. Fired!!! I'd rather have Donald Trump. The Bride is a taskmaster. When she used to work me out, I really got alot out of the challenging sessions. But I came to a point where I said that I could "Handle it from here". In essence, I told her, I no longer needed her guidance. That was wrong. I need a quick kick in the fanny. So, her hypothetical firing was good medicine indeed.
This means, I put out there, short term, intermediate term and long term goals.
Short term..... sub 9:00 min a mile pace in the St. Malachi 5 miler next week.
Intermediate term... Mid May Cleveland Half-Marathon..sub 1:53. This goal is doable, and depending on my fitness level prior to the race, I just might adjust. We'll see.
Long Term.. Sub 6 hour in the Greater Cleveland Half Ironman in August. My pr for a Half-Ironman was in 2002 at Deer Creek. 5:47. This is a very challenging goal. I was 49 then, I will be 55 on race day. I really have to kick it in gear. "Hey my lovely Bride, I neeed ya baby!!!!"
I will also post my race schedule in the margins. Look for that to appear.
I HATE DICK GODDARD
I am kidding of course. Who doesn't love the ageless wonder of weathermen??? Clevelanders have watched Dick for decades.....and....decades. I have worked with him for 28 years. I kid him that he gave Noah the first 8 day forecast.
"better hurry up building that ark, Noah"
"Building the ark is pain, enough, I can't find a mate for this mongoose"
"I checked the maps, its pretty much, rain, rain, rain for the next year."
"Figures... I ran out of Thompson Water Sealer. Can you run to "Lords" for another can?"
Anyway, Goddard comforts us when the wintery blasts hit and he is trying his darndest with the huge storm we are under. Easily a foot or more of snow everywhere. Its trying our patience. I love the snow...but even this is getting to me. It too shall pass.
Watching Survivor and I notice this really cut, super-built guy and remark to the Bride. "Wow, that guy is in fantastic shape". You know, a brilliant comment with lots of insight. Bride says, "He's a gravedigger". Get out!!! You mean, thats all thats standing in the way of a super body. Get me a shovel, dig me a grave,, show off my body, watch the ladies mis-behave!!!!!! Ha.
Every cemetery could sign up guys or gals to work on their deltoids and lats. , while Aunt Millie gets a proper burial. Everyone wins!!!!! Except Aunt Millie.
See you around