Sunday, May 28, 2006

Long time no see?

Whats up my people?

This is my first after-vegas post. Well, I survived. (barely) That is all that will be discussed of my trip to Vegas other than the following two items.

1) Las Vegas was AWESOME!!! If you have a chance to go, do it. Don't hesitate, just go!

2) We invented a new drink while in Vegas. It called either "The Gardiner" (pronounced as if you were in France i.e. gar-din- eh') or you can call it "The Eighteen." It consists of doing a shot of 1800 while chasing it with Red Bull. It rocks!

I didn't upack to till yesterday. It was a busy week. Work, Fun (read beer/poker), and Excercise. I did a 5k the day after arriving from Vegas. It was slightly painful.

A Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY, goes out to my boy Matteis.

In a final note . . . I have some new furniture coming tomorrow. That's right, I broke down yesterday and bought a real couch, chair and ottamon. No more blue ikea bullshit couch for Daddy! So I got that going for me.

Have a good memorial day. I think I'm gonna go chill pool side for an hour and see if I can turn this pale skin, pink.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Viva las vegas!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Almost there


Huge day at the Giro today! The individual time trial is gonna be awesome. We are all hoping Jan shows up and shuts up the doubters on his form. Although, I think Basso is prepared to tell people who is gonna win this years Giro.


Monday, May 15, 2006

Come on Friday . .

Vegas Baby, Vegas.

Thursday, May 11, 2006


Today is the team time trial at the Giro!! I expect CSC to throw down the hammer, although wouldn't it be nice to see Jan "The Kaiser" Ulrich do some monster pulls for his team and place T-mobile in the front. It ain't gonna happen but a man can dream can't he.

Boston 2007 is looking more and more like it might become the mission. I don't know if I want to be a "marathoner". People that only do marathons are a little off. They act like running is hard. Its not. (I finally alienated my audience.) I might have to do a triathlon or two this summer just to not be one of those people.

Right now, I'm trying to get into shape to throw down at the ULTRA-HIKE! (Thats right Bubba, It is ON, Bitch!) Other races may include The Boilermaker in Utica, NY and the Half-wit Half marathon in lovely Reading, PA. Anyone got any other suggestions on races. I want it to be longer than a 10k and I perfer trail running till September. (see the Ultra-Hike.)

Oh yes, Less than 10 days till VEGAS!!! "Vegas Baby, Vegas!" "We'll be up 500 hunie by mid-night" I'll be placing bets for people so let me know what you want!

On a final note, I was freaking out, cause I had no clothes for Vegas. I figure I needed to step my style game up if I was gonna look good in Vegas. So what did I do? I went to Nordstrom's and asked the dood working there to help me find some clothes. The dood was super helpful (cause I got some jeans that I think are really nice) but I think my credit card company is gonna send him a Thank You note. DOH!!! No one said it was easy looking pretty.

and on that note . . . Daddy needs to get to work to pay off his credit card.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Broad Street Race Report (of sorts)

First, I would just like to thank god for the Pheonix Suns beating the LA Lakers last night. Now that is out of the way, onto the news . . .

I get to FDR Park around 6:15 am, and I am the third one to park my car there. I head on over to the Subway along with other runners that parked at the Stadiums and get out onto Northern Philly streets about 15 minutes later.

I have a lot of time to chill, so I just hang out and go over my 10 mile running plan. I figure "go slow" is the theme. Run a simple 8 minute pace for the first 5 miles and then crank it up from there. Maybe end the race with a good 7 minute mile at the end. Nothing to stressfull.

Well, right before the start I run into a dood I know from the club, and I discuss my plan. He says that sounds good and we head over to the start. He convinces me to hop in the 6 minute pace bracket for the start. At first I think he is crazy, but then I see a 12 year old next to me and some 220+ pound dood plugging in his Ipod. So I figure that "6 minute pace" must be relative. At this point we both admit that we need to pee really bad.

The gun goes off. The bladder is full, but we (myself and the dood) need to run. So we run the first mile. Passing a healthy amount of people. We are talking feeling good.
The first mile was 7:15. Hmmm. That was a little fast but I feel good. (Still need to pee though.)

Running and talking, we get to the second mile. ~13:45! Our pace seems to be going in the wrong direction. (the bladder is full!)

Mile 3: 20:35 I was a little worried. (the bladder is in danger mode)

Needless to say my go slow plan has failed. We have offically settled into a 6:50 pace. Thank fully around mile 4, we see some porto johns and get to the take a mid-race pee. After the mid-race pee, we decide that we need to pick up the pace for the lost time peeing. We probably did the middle mile around 6:35 pace.

Well, we run the rest of the way and I slowly melt into my pain cave. By mile 9, I am in full pain cave mode, and my 6:40 pace is now a sad 7:30 pace. I see 1 hour and 3 mintes with one mile to go. I crank out the last mile to end in 1:10 minutes and change. If you take into account the pee break and the time it took for me to cross the starting line, I ran ~1:08 !!!!

After Ice was administered to the legs and beer was applied to the brain.

Boston Marathon 2007 ?!?! (perhaps)

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Does this make me a runner?

So, I signed up for the Broadstreet run. 10 miles. eh, 10 miles ain't that bad. It is all downhill anyway. Anyone want to take a guess at what my finishing time will be? The person who is the closest without going over gets a prize. Thats right, Price is Right style.

Hmm, now if I could just find me one of Bob Barker's Beauties.