Wednesday, April 30, 2008


On the heels of the "Met my goal" on the Hermes 5k, I am putting in some long runs with one day of tempo this week as the Cleveland Half Marathons looms. That race is May 18th..and after that..the schedule will make me feel like a one armed paper hanger...
Edinboro on May 31st...The J.T. 55th Birthday Extravaganza Workout Celebration on June 17th.(Details to follow). The Maumee Bay Tri is June 22nd. I figure I will just do the sprint.. Mountaineer Morgantown Half Iron is June 29th. Devils Hill is just a very evil trick I have to negotiate twice. And the list goes on and on.
Tuesday, I ran 1 hour and 40 minutes very early at North Chagrin. 37 degrees when I started running at 6am. My running thoughts...random as can be. here goes!!

"Ahh theres the Crescent Moon"!!! Cool!!!
Wheres the Kid with the fishing pole??

Ohh yea, thats the Dreamworks it.
My hamstring is tight, it sounds like a deranged, out of tune, violin.!!!
"Watch out for that Horse Poop"..whew!! just missed it.
Thump, Thump, Thump,
Gosh, Roger Clemens has less credibility than PeeWee Herman
Man, its cool out...glad I wore sweat pants.
Thump, Thump,
Better call the guy who cuts my grass. No, better not. Afraid of what he'll charge this year!!!
Pant, Pant!!
I got this park to myself today... WhoooHoo!! Anyone here???
Heart rate is getting a little high, better slow down a bit.
"Thump, Thump, Thump,
When an agent leaves the CIA, who writes him a letter of recommendation??? Just wondering.
Wheres that Port-Pot?? Last nights spaghetti....Yikes!!!!!!! Too much garlic.
6 months from now, we will have a new President
Plod, Plod, Plod,
Ahh yes, the switchback hill..!!!! Go strong up it!!!
Better turn back...gotta get some hydration.
God, please take care of David Martins family!!..and give those San Diego triathletes peace of mind to continue doing that..they honor David.
Thump, Thump,Thump,
I feel guilty making money off energy stocks, but they make up for the other clunkers I have..its a wash.
Plod, Plod,Plod..
Trails give me so many choices, wish the political system did.
Why does LeBron James even acknowledge DeShawn Stevensons is alive??
Plod, Plod, Plod
Ohh, theres the car...almost done... glad I got this in early.
Alright, stretch....
Great run. I feel so alive!!!
Keys????? Where are those flipping keys???

A man came to the Indians ballpark this past Monday who is a true inspiration. Sean Swarner. This man has survived terminal cancer...not once..but twice and he recently climbed Mount Everest. Truly an amazing person. I did not get a chance to meet him, but he threw out the first pitch Monday before the Yankees game. He is another one of those beacons of light that cast a glow about the darkness that can envelope all of us. Just wanted you to hear about him. LINK TO STORY


Wes said...

Definitely one of the joys of running, being able to have great conversations with yourself :-)

You got a bizzy schedule coming up!!! Suweeeet!

Marcy said...

LOL! That's pretty much me as well. The most random of thoughts.

Lily on the Road said...

Truly the greatest part of running on your own is the conversation that transpires, especially so early in the morning.

Looking forward to hearing more about the J.T. 55th Birthday Extravaganza Workout Celebration on June 17th :^)

Please keep us posted....

Donald said...

This is wonderful - I love random musings. These are really funny.

I really envy you to be following LeBron so closely. It seems like any day now he's going to vault into Bird/Magic/MJ territory, and you've been there from Day 1. Those will be great memories.

RunBubbaRun said...

Ahhh, the things you think about when you run..

Sounds like a busy month or two of racing.. top off with a b-day event.. sound like fun.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one who talks to her/him self. The crescent moon and the CIA thing made me laugh!

Charlie said...

Sounds like a great run. It is so hard to capture all those thoughts after a run. Well done.
Congrats on the race.

jahowie said...

I'm the same way. Some of the thoughts that pop into my head can be kind of scary at times. :-) Have a great weekend. Good luck to your Cavs.

Rachel said...

How did you remember all that? Too funny!!! That's how my mind is too when I run. All over the place. Isn't it great?

triguyjt said...

Rachel...I had a mini-digital recorder and just mumbled thoughts into it..

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Ha! I can relate to your thoughts to self while running.

Iron Pol said...

During your half, you can think of me here in Green Bay. I'll be running the marathon with a co-worker. It's his first full marathon, and he's on target for a great race. Two weeks after it's the first sprint tri of the year, a return to the site of my comical first ever triathlon.

Good luck getting ready for the meat of the season. It looks like a good one!

IronJenny said...

You can remember all that? When I run I don't get endorphins, I get stupid. I VERY often don't remember things my friends and I talked about during runs.
|When you get to be my age... tee-hee

Tri to Be Funny said...

so much for the "runners high!"

beth said...

if men talked to their wives as much as they talked to themselves, maybe we'd all understand eachother a little bit more.
keep running! run like you stole something.

Rainmaker said...

37*?? Yikes, you need to find the weather guy (yes, that does mean crossing the newsroom to the 'other side') and get some spring action!