“That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

She's no Princess!

After Myrtle Beach last weekend I decided I was going to run outside the rest of the year. Came home to this!

Monday, February 9, 2015

10 Commandments of running, Amen!

1. Pick up your trash, especially in a race. Really! Since when is it okay to throw your garbage on the ground? If you just raced several miles, you should be able to make it over to the 50 garbage cans within 5 feet of you.
2. It is common courtesy to at least give a head nod as you pass another runner. Bonus points if you say, “Good morning.” It’s not like being friendly expends enough energy to make or break your run.
3. Your music is for you. Nobody wants to hear you try to sing “Barbie Girl.” Use some headphones, please! The life you save may be your own.
4. Don’t play chicken with someone on a bicycle. You won’t win! There is room for everyone. Even though your taxes helped pay for the path, you do not own it.
5. If your shoe comes untied or you need to take a phone call, move off of the path or road. You are just asking for someone to run into you if you stop right in the middle.
6. Always go to the bathroom before you start your run. Nothing is worse than cramping or crapping halfway through. Don’t tell me that it has never happened to you. If you see someone running without a sock, don’t ask questions. You should be grateful that they wiped.
7. If you are going to run in a bike lane (on a road), face oncoming traffic. That way, you can jump for safety when the car full of kids taking selfies comes straight for you.
8. There is no need to wear a whole bottle of perfume. You are not going to a night club, and I hope that nobody will be giving you the sniff test. If they do, call the cops immediately!
9. If your race is going through a residential neighborhood and kids are lining up along the sidewalk, give them a high five. It will make their day and provide you with a mental boost.
10. I have no problem with snot rockets or spitting while you run, but look before you blow! Nobody likes to take a booger to the face. It’s just gross!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

One of my favorite quotes

“That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Sequal!

My son is expecting baby number two! I love being a Grandpa and can't wait. June 8th or so can't get here fast enough!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Your FAT!

At the Disney Expo there was a booth that offered a free body annalists. I thought what the heck. I'm six feet tall and weigh two hundred and one pounds and I'm fat! Twenty Six percent fat that is! It went kind of like this:

Analysis guy: Do you do a lot of cardio Todd?
Me: Yes, I run a lot.
Analysis guy: Do you lift weights
Me: Yes, I try and lift every week.
Analysis guy: Do you like pizza Todd? Your diet must not be the best!

Well that really sucked! So this year I will do my best to loose some weight. My daughter was an athlete at 16% and her husband was just 12%

Monday, January 19, 2015

A day at the beach...

Daytona Beach!

This pretty much sums it up.....Darn weather!

Yes, those are jackets!

Didn't stop Macy!

Skim boards don't always skim! Bloody knees at the beach!