Friday, September 04, 2009

I don't know why I love this bit of dialog so much, I just do.

Jack Burton: Feel pretty good. I'm not, uh, I'm not scared at all. I just feel kind of... feel kind of invincible.

Wang Chi: Me, too. I got a very positive attitude about this.

Jack Burton: Good, me too.

Wang Chi: Yeah!


Jack Burton: Is it getting hot in here, or is it just me?

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Her Burden to carry

I got all of this story second-hand, so take it for what its worth...

The oldest daughter was taking the dog for a walk and on this walk, the dog produced a bowel movement. We equip ourselves with plastic bags for just this kind of event and so the girl used one to pick-up after the dog. Then, she tied the bag onto the dog's collar and made the poor pooch carry it home.

Naturally, my wife gave the girl some grief when she found out about this. The girl was her usual self-righteous self: "It was her burden to carry momma"! The dog walked home with her head held low, looking dispirited.

I felt bad for the dog but amused by the girl. A guy I run with thought my daughter was reasonable in this business.

We will only punish her if she does it again.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Getting back into it...

Between one thing and another, I haven't done but two 19 milers since Boston. NYC is approaching fast, so I ran distance today. The pace was slow--about 8:45/mile, but it had been a while and I was more interested in whether or not I could even run that far anymore.

It was quite cool and cloudy this morning and I thought it would stay that way so I decided to run after breakfast rather than before. Right after eating, the sky cleared and it became a beautiful day. A little on the warm side for distance running but not excessively so.

Update: Ran a 5.2 miler today at a pace of 7:37. I had felt achy ever since yesterday's run, so it is nice to see that my body can bounce-back quickly.