Friday, November 30, 2007

This week....

This blog stuff can be difficult. I want to sound interesting, but the truth is I'm not as fun as I used to be. My life pretty much revolves about work and family or family and work, whatever... Triathlon training is the preventative measure I take so I don't become my parents. I'm not ready to be simple, ordinary, "normal"... As few as 5 years ago I was into all kinds of stuff, that would have been an interesting blog worth reading. Now all I have is my tattoos to remind me of those days. Even though I'd like to have them removed they do represent something, I don't know what exactly what, but they do mean something.

On Wednesday nights (my easy training day) I play softball for the Hometown Heroes in the local Lake Jackson Beer League. I'm 10 years older than most of the guys, but somehow I fall right into place with them. They are me, I am them, we are one... only kidding, that's weird.. What I mean is that we all grew up in the same small town, went to the same schools, and did all the same things I did 10 years ago... Its fun to look and listen to them talk about the local community college, girls, weekend activities, and bad decisions. Does anyone remember those years of discovering alcohol and life... What a blast... Who am I kidding no one is reading this thing...

I signed up for the Sugar Land Lakes of Williams Ranch 30K next weekend‏, should be a good warm up for the Marathon..

Enough of that mess... I'm done with my half day of work today, and since I'm in town I'll hit up Memorial park for 12 miles before I head home... Everyone have a good weekend...

I went to see my doctor. "Doctor, every morning when I get up and look in the mirror, I feel like throwing up. What's wrong with me?" He said "I don't know but your eyesight is perfect." Rodney Dangerfield

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


AHHH.. I got crap in my eye and it wont go away!!!! So, being the domesticated redneck that I am I look up everything on-line, as does 90% of the American population I'm sure... I came across this...

Causes of Pinkeye
Pinkeye can be caused by many of the bacteria and viruses responsible for colds and other infections, — including ear infections, sinus infections, and sore throats — and by the same types of bacteria that cause the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) chlamydia and gonorrhea.
How gross is that??? I essentially have "VD" in my eye!!! Unbeknownced (is that a word?) to me my eye apparently has a bit of a problem and will be receiving STD preventative training as soon as the moxifloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic solution runs its course. Blah Blah Blah... How will that talk go?

Me: OK look here Eye, you need to wrap it up
Eye: give me my privacy!
Me: no, because when you get VD it makes people think I'm smoking crack because my eyes look like their bleeding.
Eye: I think we need space.
Me: Space? Space? Your stuck to my head, your like a freaking parasite! and you want space..
Eye: its not you, (long pause) its me!!!

Cut to commercial...

This could be a good thing. I'm forced to stay out of the pool (where I probably contracted the eye STD) and really start focusing on my long runs. I have 7 weeks to the marathon, I'll do a long run of 12 miles this week and add a couple miles to it every week. If I just had 2 more hours a day, training would be easy. From the time I get up at 4ish everything is a race. I race to get to the gym to get in a short work out. I race to get to the office... After work I'm racing home to beat the traffic... Oh, I'm complaining now... and no one wants to hear whining excuses, but then no one reads this stupid blog about my eye VD anyway...
Until yesterday the word salacious was not part of my vocabulary.