Sunday, December 25, 2005

2005 Farewell Run?

I'm in my last week of no-running, and I've yet to have my heart attack platter with cheese and ranch dressing (see post below), but this forecast poses a dilemma. It's perfect running weather for me, and anything in the 60's is ideal in my book. I may have to toss in a farewell to 2005 run before my restart in 2006 new year's run!

Sunday, December 18, 2005


Along with my December hiatus from running, I've allowed myself some forbidden fruit from the first 11 months of the year. This is what I've mustered so far: a Mojo Pie (coffee ice cream) from Cold Stone, Kit Kat, assorted holiday cookies and fudge, and still to come - cheddar fries from Snuffers - a Dallas tradition of excess rumored to weigh in at about 3000 calories! Is that even possible? Fries, covered with cheddar, baked and melted to perfection, topped with bacon bits, chives, jalepenos, and ranch dressing. Once a year, I've never had anything that's come close to tasting this good!

In theory, I get it all in my system now, without feeling the least bit guilty, and without having to "run it off" right away. But run it off I will ... starting Jan 1, 2006.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The Simple Life

Came across this article from Numetrex and this is apparently their first product - sports bra with built in HRM. I'll be inquiring about a job as head of QA testing shortly :) I've never used a HRM and am still holding out for one that doesn't require extra straps ... in the meantime, I'll be old school and just run on blindly not knowing if I'm in the 'zone'.

No new running news to report as I'm still on my December running sabbatical. But I did get hit by Anne with this:

Write 5 random facts about yourself, and then list the names of 5 people whom you in turn infect. Also, leave a post to these people letting them know they have been infected.

So here goes:

1. I'm surrounded by S-women and I LOVE IT!! Wife and best friend Sandy, my girls Samantha (9), Stephanie (9) and Sydney (4), my first Dalmatian Shari (13), and ok, my odd ball second Dalmatian Crazy Daisy (11). Lots of hormones flying around back at the ranch, baby!

2. I'm not a native Texan but I went to school at Texas (where I met Sandy) and I'm a BIG Texas Longhorns fan. I don't hate Aggies anymore and Sooners don't bug me either. I must be mellowing out.

3. I discarded my lead foot after switching from a convertible to my Volvo, which happened about the same time we started our family. Man, am I mellowing out?

4. Up until about 4 years ago, I never touched the stuff. Now I could eat sushi everyday.

5. While out running one day, I ran into Neon Deion Sanders coming the other way. Immediately felt inadequate w/o my blue velour tracksuit and massive gold medallion. He flashed a big smile (dude's got really white teeth) and we exhanged "hi's". My biggest regret is not turning around, kicking in the after-burners, and showing him what real closing speed is! Deion - you got off easy that day!

So, Bex, Elizabeth, Yvonne, Rae, and my favorite German Jack, you're on!