Thursday, September 28, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
Here is what I looked like as I ran in the triathlon yesterday. I included two poses so you could get an idea of what I looked like in motion.
It was a lot of fun. I got up at 3:30am and drove up to Malibu where 2,000 other athletes and many more supporters, etc. were trying to park. I somehow met up with my teammates, Alan and Ginny (I didn't have their cell numbers and they didn't have mine-- good planning). It was all pretty hectic, especially in the "Transition Area" where the athletes had to go after each leg to either change shoes & stuff (for individual participants) or hand off the timing chip to the next team member (for the relay teams). By the time I got to run it was already sunny and getting warm.
I was pretty happy with how I ran because in the past I almost always went out too fast and ended up struggling toward the end of the race, be it a 5K or a marathon. This time I paced myself pretty well. It was a 4 mile run and I was shooting for 7 minutes per mile. I ended up averaging 7:03 per mile-- pretty close.
Next year I'll run 6 minute miles-- if I'm able to change my running form, that is.
Friday, September 15, 2006
If you've been wondering what you should do with all the extra money you have lying around, you could go here and donate some of it. (Note from Kenny: They are no longer accepting online donations. Sorry!) I'm doing the running leg of a triathlon on Sunday, and whatever money I raise goes to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. I should have mentioned it sooner because I don't even know if you can donate after the event.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Phew! What a relief! There was no nuclear war yesterday (none that I noticed, anyway). But, even so, I'll keep my little umbrella of reason open. Though it may not protect me from falling bombs, it will definitely keep me dry from the ever-present storm of religious bullshit.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, refer to the post from September 1st.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Monday, September 11, 2006
Friday, September 08, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
I'm completely in favor of third party candidates. I'm even in favor of creative campaigning. But when Gene Chapman left a blob of spam in the comments of yesterday's post it irritated me. He thanked me for visiting his site, but of course I'd never heard of the guy, let alone visited his website. So, right off the bat, instead of piquing my interest in him as a potential candidate for president, he alienated me with his disingenuousness.
I ultimately DID visit his site so I could see what he looked like, and I thought it was kind of funny that right under his photo is written, "I am an anti-communist!" as though communism is something anyone worries about anymore. That bogeyman is all played-out. Today's buzzword is "Terrorism." (Oops, I mean "Islamo-fascism." pardon me!) Maybe if he'd been running 60 years ago when McCarthyism was in full swing he could have gotten a few fear-votes, but not today. Get with the times, Gene "The Anachronism" Chapman.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
I went running on Sunday, and as usual, some stupid kid had something "clever" to say to me. I wish it had actually gone like this, but I didn't think of that retort until later. It did have a happy ending, though:
I continued running without saying anything, but after about 20 yards, I stopped, turned around and started walking back towards them, and they ran away. I win! Stupid kids.