Sunday, December 12, 2010
To be honest, I enjoy preparing and training more than the racing. So it's not surprising I haven't been all that interested in the new gadgets that can give you the competitive edge. I've driven each of my routes so I know the distances, I wear a sports watch and can do the math to figure my pace and check my heart rate. Who needs GPS tracking, heart rate monitoring, pace tracking, electronic training partners and wireless synching to your laptop? Wow pretty compelling.
So armed (literally and figuratively) with my new technology I set out on my usual route expecting to confirm all that stuff I knew about myself and other stuff that matters to the more competitive types. Uh, frighteningly not the case. I was convinced I was working hard on my runs but my new heart rate and other data was proving me wrong! My electronic training partner was beating me at everything, and I was sure I set her pace just slightly slower than what I knew I could run to be sure I could beat her every time. I was now breathing hard trying to run the pace I thought I had been easily running for months (years maybe?). How has this happened??? Thinking back, I realized somehow I had slipped into rounding digits and turns and stops, running slower and shorter distances. I won’t chalk this up to aging (never). Is it possible I had turned into a SLACKER? I couldn't possibly be like those other people - illusions of grandeur about my own work ethic or performance. And how far does this extend? How about my work? I always feel I am giving my all, could it be that I’ve slipped there too? What about with my friends and my family? O M G someone slap me. I am not sure if I am happy or sad I didn’t get this technology sooner. How do you keep up the pace without slipping?
Hopefully I can come to terms with this without shipping the damn thing back for a refund. In the meantime I think I will do what I have always done, put one foot in front of the other to keep moving forward and try to keep challenging myself.
Think about it, have you checked your data lately?
Garmin Forerunner 410 - Merciless
Monday, February 1, 2010
- Has the nominee been publicly humiliated by Kanye West? - that would narrow it down to 3, Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Kanye West
- What is the likelihood that we can get the artist to perform on the Grammy Award show to drive up viewership here and on our website?
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
- I shop at Walmart when I don't look so...great...sometimes bad (I should post my own picture up there)
- They are the #1 employer in the world and that says alot, especially in these economic times
I have occasionally visited http://peopleofwalmart.com/ and laughed - there I've said it. Mea Culpa! Is it ok to look and laugh? For some reason it feels wrong, but come on folks Walmart is a public place! I think maybe some of these people should be shopping online instead.
Btw...these shots ...as I am sure some of you know...are tame.
Are you powerless over PeopleofWalmart.com?
Monday, January 25, 2010
- You are a 46 year old male dubbed the sexiest man alive.
- You have more money than you could ever spend
- You live in the French Quarter.
On the other hand, she is only 34 and dubbed one of the sexiest women alive. Should she have to put up with that mess of a beard? What do you think?