The End Is Near, Just Add 1.1 Miles

It was a busy weekend for me, and I didn’t do anything special for Easter.

Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.

I was just asked to go somewhere. I said, “I can’t. I have to stay home. Gayle’s sick.” Clearly, I was not accepting responsibility for my actions. Next time I hope I have the courage to state that I do what I do because I want to do it.

To all who have helped me — Thanks.

Saturday was chock-filled with nerds. To begin the day I met up with Phil and Alan at Agnes & Muriel’s where I ate a very disappointing lunch (folks, chicken should be fried and not completely fried to a crisp two the point where I consider sending it back). We three then headed up to Cheshire Bridge Road to take photos inside this month’s Atlanta Grid Project section.

After taking another patented ITP afternoon Power Nap I headed to Fox Bros BBQ where I ate an incredible meal of smoked chicken wings and cubes of fried macaroni and cheese.

Following dinner I headed over to Variety Playhouse to meet up with Phil (again) and Brian. We were there to see Jonathan Coulton. I knew that the crowd would be comprised of mostly nerds and even I underestimated this. This crowd consisted of two guys wearing t-shirts that lit up (one a fake Pong game, the other looked like a graphic equalizer) and some of the fattest nerds that I have ever witnessed. I swear that at Web 2.0 company could have whipped up as quickly as last week’s tornado if the proper seed had been provided.

Coulton and his opening act called “Paul And Storm” put on an extremely entertaining show. In my camera I have about forty shots which need to be processed.

One of the most entertaining things that occurred that night was meeting Brody (hope I spelled that correctly) who came up and introduced himself to me. I can’t tell you all how good it feels to meet people who have read this blog.

My Legs Are Burning
When I hopped into the shower after returning home from yesterday’s twelve-mile training run I expected my legs to burn. At least I expected my muscles to burn, not the top of my quadriceps. It seems that during the time I spent outside drinking a few beers after the run I allowed some of my white skin that is normally covered by shorts to be exposed.

Being of Irish and German descent I am not exactly “tanning stock.” However, I didn’t really expect to have to deal with sunburn issues, no matter how slight they are, this early in the year.

ITP Flickr Pic
I went to a little carnival in the parking lot of North Dekalb Mall on Friday after work. I thought that it would be a wonderful photography opportunity. This is one of the games at the carnival.

Here Ducky Ducky

Frustratingly I got into a verbal confrontation with a carny because I was taking photos of the stuffed animals in his booth. He was a complete asshole. About five minutes after our confrontation someone else walked up to me, at the behest of the carny no doubt, and explained “the rules of photography” for their carnival. I left immediately.

Let The Tapering Begin!
Tonight I will be running with the running group in East Atlanta. I’ll be doing a slow, four-mile run as I begin my tapering for Sunday’s ING Half Marathon.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – sad
Current Music – listening to the “Sound Opinions” podcast
Website Of The Day – I received and interesting email the other day. It seems that the people at Comproses are running a contest. What you need to do is read a short story and then write a song that is inspired by the story. I’m no good at reading or music writing so I will leave this up to you.
Exercise (b)Log – Sunday: running 12 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage76 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Monday Morning Weigh-In – 196 pounds… it may be time to start working on my diet 🙁
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0

March Goals
1) Run no fewer than 75 miles
2) Ride Marta no fewer than ten times (five round-trips)
3) Read at least one book

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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9 Responses to The End Is Near, Just Add 1.1 Miles

  1. Martha says:

    I too was ‘sunkissed’ when I finally went in yesterday afternoon. A cute (okay I think it was cute) rosy hue across my cheeks and the bridge of my nose and my thighs were red also…Spring is here, Martha got her first sunburn of the season.

    Four miles will seem like a cake walk after yesterday.

  2. Martha: Note that until now I’ve not mentioned that, unlike yourself, I failed to do my training run on Saturday. I will blame the umteen beers I had at Kasan Red and Flat Iron on Friday night.

    I also had my back to the sun while we were outside otherwise I think that I’d be a little worse for sun wear today.

  3. Barb says:

    Fried mac n cheese sounds so good…………… I’ve got everyone here at work craving it.

  4. Oh it was good! For some reason I didn’t bring my camera from the car to the table.

    The cubes where two-three bite-sizes large and consisted of shell pasta with cheese along with a dipping sauce.

    I shall return to Fox Bros BBQ in the future.

  5. Martha says:

    We had the pork stuffed poppers there on Friday night…deep fried pork and cheese stuffed into a jalapeño then dipped in some sort of ranch sauce…I feel my arteries clogging as I type….

  6. Barb says:

    As long as we don’t eat this stuff everyday, I think our arteries will survive…….

    I need some comfort food, too bad it is way to far away for me for lunch. I had a beautiful endo crash yesterday, and have many bruises and sore muscles to show for it.

    What’s on the menu for celebrating after the ING?

  7. There is a party at Niplets’ house (hosted by BWanA) post-ING. I might allow myself a beer. 😉

    I am sure that there will be a little post-partum depression when ING is over, but then there is always training necessary for Twisted Ankle.

  8. Brody says:

    It was great to meet you. I was pretty sloshed. Hope I wasn’t too annoying.

  9. Haha, you were not annoying at all. I was three beers into the night as well so I wasn’t in my best form either.

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