Monday, January 19, 2009

The 2009 Schedule! (A Start Anyway...)

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Spoiler Alert! DO NOT let the kids read the end of this post.
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Well, I guess that I did not learn my lesson. Not yet anyway.

I am signed up for two events so far (No! No marathons as of yet).

Saturday, May 9 - South Suburban Parks & Recreation Highline Canal Fun Run - 10K. I want to run this one in less than an hour. That would be something for this old bird (buzzard). I am working at my speed already.

Sunday, May 17 - The Colorado Colfax Half-Marathon. I ran this last year in 2:20:41. So, I would like to do it in less than that. Now, my friend, Greg, already has me running it in less than 2 hours. After all, he says that it is but 2 10Ks side-by-side with just a little bit more added. Thanks, Greg!

Friends on Facebook are already taking it quite literally...

Last week, I ran 23.50 miles. The miles were at a pace of less than 10:00. I am working at getting faster. Today's run was on the treadmill at a pace of 9:17. Thank goodness I have a lot of time to train in and a better working knowledge of how to train. (Now if only I were successful at it!)

I am at 61.08 miles for 2009 as of today.

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This humorous bit is from a friend of mine -

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Subject: Raising Boys
a) For those with no children - this is totally hysterical!
b) For those who already have children past this age, this is hilarious.
c) For those who have children at this age, this is not funny.
d) For those who have children nearing this age, this is a warning.
e) For those who have not yet had children, this is birth control.

The following came from an anonymous Mother in Austin, Texas...

Things I've learned from my Boys (honest and not kidding):

1.) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep.

2.) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.

3.) A 3-year old Boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.

4.) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20x20 ft. room.

5.) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way

6.) The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn't stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan.

7.) When you hear the toilet flush and the words "uh oh", it's already too late.

8.) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.

9.) A six-year old Boy can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36-year old Man says they can only do it in the movies.

10.) Certain Lego's will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year old boy.

11.) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.

12.) Super glue is forever.

13.) No matter how much J ell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can't walk on water.

14.) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.

15.) VCR's do not eject "PB &J" sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.

16.) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.

17.) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.

18.) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.

19.) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not like ovens.

20.) The fire department in Austin, TX has a 5-minute response time.

21.) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.

22.) It will, however, make cats dizzy.

23.) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.

24.) 80% of Men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.

25.) Women will pass this on to almost all of their friends, with or without kids.


Blogger D10 said...

Fun post! You are going to rock the two races! Facebook is so addicting and fun!

5:56 PM  
Blogger mrjwhit~ said...

Great post, Charlie. Thanks for the laugh.

7:05 PM  
Blogger Road Warrior said...

Hey, thanks for the shout out, even though I know it was done with a grumble. Besides, now that it's on facebook, it's official!

You can do great things, Charlie. 2009 will rock even more than 2008 did.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Petraruns said...

I'd like to add that hearing a whispered "don't tell mummy" gets your adrenalin coursing...

11:33 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

That post is incredibly funny and I have two boys!! It's so nice and peaceful when they are in school LOL. (GOD BLESS TEACHERS!!!!)

12:18 PM  
Blogger ShirleyPerly said...

Thanks for the laughs! And good luck with your races. I think I'll be hitting the treadmill too as it's quite cold where I am this week.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

"Do NOT hide Easter baskets in the oven"

2:00 PM  
Blogger Irish Blue said...

You go Mr. Speedie pants! Sounds like a pretty good game plan.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Oh jeez! I hope my Isaac is a model child...

11:48 AM  
Blogger lizzie lee said...

I am glad my boys are past that age, but can see them mixing the brake fluid with Clorox...

Congrats for you speed goals....

6:08 PM  

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