Witty Nuggets for your Reading Pleasure



Really nothing new going on, but I felt like doing an update anyway. I’m just gonna post some quick-hitters. I apologize in advance for not being interesting.

Recent Runs:

Monday: 6.75 miles, 1:02.14

Tuesday: 6.64 miles, 1:00.09

Wednesday: 6.86 miles, 1:04.27

I still haven’t worked up the cajones to go the full 10 miles again. People keep telling me that running 6 times a week is not a good thing. I tend to agree with them, but cutting back on the days that I run would mean that I’d have to run further each time. I’m just not ready for that. I like running between 6.5-6.9 miles per day. It’s really not all that taxing. I learned that my ankle problem was tendinitis. It ain’t getting any better and it ain’t getting any worse. Once I accepted this diagnosis, I moved on. Barely an issue right now.

This is an issue: The above picture is a snapshot of my facebook status after going to the gym for the first time in about 3 months. Three months ago, I signed up for a gym membership (a two-year contract mind you) and went once. I was sore for about a week and never went back. Getting back into a gym and pushing some weights around was always phase three of my plan to get in shape – the first two being diet and running. When this marathon plan was hatched, phase three was put on the back-burner. The plan is to run Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and lift on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Until I up my mileage, I’m gonna be double-dipping on lifting days. Anyways, I’m now convinced that a good portion of the weight that I lost from running was muscle. 16-year-old Paul could easily beat up 26-year-old Paul. It wouldn’t even be close.

With our powers combined: Mike and I ran together for the first time last week… At 3:30 a.m… After a night at the bar celebrating his 27th birthday… In the rain. I really don’t know how it happened, but Mike was all jazzed to go for a run. He wanted to go 10 miles (as you remember, he’s kinda obsessed with running ten miles). We lasted about three miles, then walked home. Pretty smart.

More thoughts after the jump.

Oscar Nominations

Get out the Nair: A couple of weeks ago, I got myself some fancy running shorts, which is a code-word for short shorts. I’m not talking daisy dukes, but they are certainly above the knee. They’re definitely comfortable and definitely not flattering.

The Human Race: This Saturday is the 2009 Nike Human Race. I’ve blogged about it before, so just click here to find out more. Should be interesting.

‘Oh the Humanity’ Race: That same day is the 2009 Marine Corps Marathon. To be honest, I’m a little jealous of the people running this year. By no means am I ready to run a marathon, but a part of me wishes I could run this year. There’s also a part of me that wishes he’d where pants on a daily basis like a responsible adult. It’s a really small part. Let’s be realistic people.

Hey, have you donated to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America yet? Click here to find out how to sponsor me for the 2010 Marine Corp Marathon. I’ve currently raised $545.00. My goal is $2,000!

One Response to “Witty Nuggets for your Reading Pleasure”

  1. Race #5: 2010 MCM Run 2 Register « The Running Jerks Says:

    […] Jerks” —have run together. This is not counting the stupid and misguided post-midnight run last October. So that’s big. This was also the first time that I’ve run a 10K since I returned from […]

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