Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Friday, June 28, 2013

Federal Friday!

Happy Friday Everyone!
My replacement phone came in and everything works minus the actually PHONE part, not that I actually talk on the phone much. Looks like I'm going to get a loaner today until my second replacement.

Yesterday evening I took my wife and daughter to Argyle Nights to meet up with +Erin A.M.G. and her family unity. To keep consistent with our luck, it began to rain even though it was a 0% chance of rain (do you even try anymore As I chased my tot back from running away, she stopped to blab and play with a young lady and a gentleman. Peekaboo, dancing, and sharing her pride flag started. The lady looked familiar, but I didn't say anything..But she did.. Declan?


Yes, Mrs Fueling Strong was there. What are the chances? Why would my daughter pick her out of the crowd to randomly play with? Three times now in about three weeks. A mini blogger meet up. I got to meet Mr. Fueling Strong as well, both very nice people! I couldn't help but question the coincidence and my wife told me - (I think quoting Long Island Medium) there are no coincidences. With that I struck up another Lord of the Rings reference:  Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum she has some part to play yet, for good or ill, before this is over.

The evening wrapped up good, rain moved out. Although I could not fall asleep until after midnight. Awesome when you have want to wake up at 4:15 to get a longish run in. My stomach was a bit iffy (bahn mi and an egg roll don't make my list of the best fuel the night before a strong run). I got out the door and once I hit the path, I ran through many large families of gnats that I couldn't see in the dark that felt like someone throwing fine sand in my face.. so gross. Less gross, I ran into the Ruminator and did part of my run with her. Today was a tempo run day, but my stomach was borderline warning level, so I was happy to do a longer warm up distance. After she finished her run and ran home I was trying to figure out how far I should go back out and just picked Belmont. I did some tempo miles (a little slower so my stomach wouldn't explode) and ended up doing about 11.5 miles. I had to stop for water every water stop the last 3 miles. When I got home, I tried a gu recovery mix that you put in water.. kinda gross. Equally gross? Looked in the mirror and saw the cemetery of gnats on my neck and chest.. sigh.

(I was not paid by any Gu competitors to say that)

Here is a photo from the run:

Also, with this run I broke 1000 miles for the year running! Glad to hit it before July. Funny how sometimes the runners high hits you later. I felt a bit worn out on my last few miles today, half stomach issues, half not eating enough yesterday, but once got to work I felt like I transformed and was ready to go hard again.

Who is going to the Blackhawks parade today? (We'll obviously see each other in the crowd)

Do you ever think coincidences are a sign and not just random?

Name the movie:  Our little boy is all grows up tonight. You know what big boy? You’re grown up. You’re grown up! Yeaaaheyha! Dig that! Is this a fuckin’ production for ya? Cuz you’re growns up and you’re growns up and you’re growns up!

Happy Friday!


  1. It was so awesome to officially meet you. It's crazy to think we live in this massive city, yet have ran into each other on multiple accounts. Small world after all:)

  2. Same here! We'll have to have a non completely random interaction at some point! Have a fab day!

  3. Congrats on 1,000 miles! I was so excited to hit 1,000 miles earlier this week but then I realized that I never logged Boston or a week's worth of training after Boston. Boo. Guess it already happened!

    Bahn mi's are so delicious... maybe even worth a little stomach discomfort??

    Have fun at the parade today!

  4. I figured you had hit it after watching your daily miles app! Congrats! You can celebrate today too!

    Thanks for commenting!

  5. LOL. NO idea with the movie.

    Congrats on 1000!!!! I was REALLY hoping to hit 1000 in June as I thought it might be an indicator I could hit 2000 for the year! I am only at 934. There is still hope, right?!

  6. oh easy! Even more than a fools hope! my goal for the year was 1200 lol I planned for getting sick and injured a few times. Hopefully i still hit 1200!

  7. LOL! 1200! You will be there by early August! What were you thinking? What was your count last year?

    Thanks for the encouragement. It's just roughly > 166 a mo ;)

  8. I didn't start counting until August of last year. I had got sick a few times and strained my calf, so I set a reasonable goal for this year lol

  9. Parade - not for me. Enough people trying to get drunk outside of my office at 10 in the morning today to make me flee to the peace of my own home.

    Coincidences are useful because they show us what we're noticing. That said, our days are full of so many things from so many different sources, that they are quite inevitable.