Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bloggity Blah Blah

I'm afraid I've been neglectful in my blog duties this week. My inconsiderate employer has deemed it necessary to bring an already busy month to a frenzied peak over the last few days. If they weren't paying for my very survival, I'd have slapped them with a sequined glove and challenged them to a moonwalk duel. With the financial hammer hanging over my head, I'll continue dancing for 'em though - hair on fire or not.

All of this comes as I approach Sunday's half marathon. Or semi-marathon. Or 21K. Or whatever you want to call it.

I'm ready to run the race. It's local but rain showers are expected. That would be kinda fun. I've never ran a race longer than a 5k in the rain before. I've always believed I'm a mudder anyhow so this would go a long ways towards proving it.

Unfortunately, my Big Boss Man has robbed me of precious blogging time. Time I could have spent letting you all know how much pavement ass I'm going to kick. You know, typical F.M.S. bluster and pomposity...which ultimately ends in a humiliating defeat. But it's fun while it lasts. I love to pre-taunt a race course. Because, even if it ends up getting the best of me, I know that here in the snowy Midwest the snow plows will be coming around soon enough to scrape the shit out of the roads and leave a trail of pot holes in their wake. Either way, I win. Suck it, roads.

I'll be looking to break my SOS2 goal of 1:29. Considering I've done two 13 mile training runs below 1:30 in the past several weeks, I think this is a manageable goal providing there aren't any unfilled pot holes left over from last winter waiting to grab my foot and snap my Achilles.

I'll try to provide a race report next week. I'll also try to check in with you all some time soon as well. Until then, the BBM is shouting "Jump!" But I have no idea how high I should go? Maybe I'll ask.

I don't even have time to come up with a suitable blog post title...

Happy trails.

31 comments:

BrianFlash said...

Good luck! Sounds like you are more then ready.

Roisin said...

It's always unfortunate when working gets in the way of blogging.

GeorgiaSnail said...

Sell out...stupid job...

The Sean said...

seems like you could use a loftier goal?

aron said...

ugg freaking work sometimes! have a great race this weekend!!

Marlene said...

Hate it when works gets in the way of more important things, like blogging.

Good luck this weekend! Kick some semi-marathon butt.

X-Country2 said...

I'm still hoping to win the lottery some day.

Morgan said...

Damn the man.

GOOD LUCK THIS WEEKEND!!!

Jess said...

Good luck this weekend! Kick some booty!

B.o.B. said...

DO NOT ASK FOR RAIN. I ran about 16 miles of my last marathon in a monsoon. It sucked.

Good luck and it sounds like ice isn't the only thing they'll be scraping off the road....

RazZDoodle said...

Sometimes my dog's breath smells like dog food.

Sorry...random s**t.

Good luck this weekend!

Vanilla said...

Good luck this weekend!

(If you're not going to put much effort into your post title I'm not going to put much into my comment!)

Al's CL Reviews said...

Bring a bag of dry clothes for the car ride home.


Good luck!

Kristina said...

Can you get bluster and pomposity at Target? Cuz I'd really like to buy some before the marathon.
Good luck this weekend!

Katie A. said...

Nice of you to join us this week...that you could fit us in.
Have a great race! Kick some good road butt! :)

Lily on the Road said...

At least BBM wasn't yelling "hump",

good luck with your rainy* race...

* TBD

Aka Alice said...

I think we have the same boss.

I like Bloggity, blah, blah....I think it's a perfect title for this post.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

The nerve of your employer actually making you work!

Meg Runs said...

Woo-hoo, good luck and run fast!

Running and living said...

Looking forward to the report. Good luck!

Robin said...

Kick some asphalt this weekend!

Danielle said...

Dude, a true pompous ass would have set a higher half-mary goal than that.

Who knew you were an insecure little child deep down.

I've lost all respect for FMS.

DinIA

Shannon said...

1:29? That is slap your mama good!


Have Fun!

theloosemoose said...

HAVE A BLAST!!

Beth said...

I hope it rains for you. I ran a marathon in the rain and I thought it was fine. Good luck!

Spike said...

I looked for you, I did, just in front of the 7:00/M pace group. Hope it went well.

Adam said...

You know, I totally hear you on the blog front. I'm finding a hard time (with my stupid knee junk) getting to the blog as well.

That said, I hope that your race this weekend went well. Hopefully you'll have some cool post race pictures to post.

Reluctant Runner said...

Re: running in the rain. As my (or somebody's) grandmother would say, "You're not made of sugar."

Have fun!

sRod said...

Doh! A day late. Hope your race went well!

Ms. V. said...

Hope you had a great half!

Brooke said...

Good luck...and oh how I've missed how much your blog makes me laugh...I've been off google reader too long!! Trying (pathetically) to gear up for Marine Corps Marathon in a couple of weeks, and thought I'd dive back into my reads....