Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Thursday, July 18, 2013

ABCs of Me (I caved)

 No Run today, so you get a random post from me.

After yesterday's fiasco of a run, I felt really good afterwards. Probably just from ending up running few mile. I got to make sure to keep my pace tomorrow at marathon pace and not a strength run pace like I did last week. Trying to conserve a little bit of energy for the Rock and Roll half on Sunday. I'm not going to alter my week's training much (calls for 10 Saturday, and 8 Sunday, so I'll fix it to 8 Saturday and 13 Sunday).  Probably talk more about it later, but I plan on hanging out with the 1:30 pace group for about half the race and then decide if I want to go for broke for the other half or just chill.

Speaking of Sunday, my building posted this sign in our elevator yesterday:
Umm, so who wants to let me shower at their place after the race? I guess I'll hit up the showers by the beach, better pack my herbal essence.

 Last week Anne @ Anne Really Blogs did me the favor or passed me the virus of tagging me to do the ABCs of me.. I feel slightly dirty doing this (TWSS!), but here goes:

A. Attached or Single?  Married since 2008 to Emma! (aka the boss!)

B. Best Friend? My wife is my best friend (Sorry Fabio , you don't text me enough). Now if you want a less obvious answer, you can put your name in runner up. You can buy my friendship with frozen custard and bad jokes.

C. Cake or pie?  I LOVE CAKE! Carrot Cake, Ice cream cake! cake cake.

D. Day of choice? Saturday! Day of the week we actually attempt to do social things! Although I love Sundays for the long run.

E. Essential Item? Love my timex ironman stopwatch. I stopped using my nicer watch at work and just wear it all the time. Great to have as a backup for runs too.

F. Favorite color? Purple!

G. Gummy bears or worms? Worms!

H. Home town? Jeez, at least take me out for a drink before stealing my identity.

I. Favorite Indulgence? Frozen Custard and a cupcake mixed in from Lickity Split!

J. January or July? JULY! Birthday month for my daughter and myself!

K. Kids? I have an amazing little lady! Hopefully more in the future.

L. Life isn’t complete without?

M. Marriage date? First day of summer!

N. Number of brothers/sisters? I have five half siblings. Crazy story here, but not for the blog. Schedule a run with me if you want to hear!

O. Oranges or Apples? Oranges! I like apples, but i get a slight itchy reaction in my mouth to non organic ones, which is a bummer

P. Phobias? Currently.. that anytime my shin hurts, I have a stress fracture, will not be able to run and gain like 30lbs

Q. Quotes? This changes too frequently to pick one.. We'll pick:

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

R. Reasons to smile? I still have the ability to, so I will.

S. Season of choice? Summer!

T. Tag 5 People
Five people?!! that's like 70% of my reader base. I'll do a bro-call so I'm not the only dude doing this

Adam @ Fat Barefoot Running Dad
Chris @ My Kind of Run
Eric @ This Hobbit Runs
Adam @ 5k Addict
and..Pete @ The Lakefront Trail

U. Unknown fact about me? To you guys? Everything is unknown! Here is a boring one,I played drums for like 10 years

V. Vegetable? Seriously? can I put it in a dip? or season it? I'm not that great with plain veggies...but I'll management most of them. (NOT MUSHROOMS!!!)

W. Worst habit? What, you haven't noticed already? I guess it isn't that bad

X. X-ray or Ultrasound? Ultrasounds are big for parents to be, so I'll pick that

Y. Your favorite food? Historically, BBQ. Right now, I really love me some food from Taste of Peru or the Out of this World Bread Pudding from M Henry's.

Z. Zodiac sign?Cancer

There, you happy now?

Plans for your day? Good luck to the runners racing tonight!


  1. Oh, you caved? :) I don't think anyone forced you!

    Also, I like the all-dude tagging.

    I think I might actually lose 30 pounds if I stopped running, but we must re-fuel differently afterward ;) Also, where do you like to go for good BBQ? There's so many good places in the city, I'm always curious.

  2. Guess this means I need to do more than a race recap this week huh?

  3. The bread pudding at M Henry's is amazing... BBQ isn't too bad either and perfect for summer!

    I get the itchy feeling from apples too!

    I ended up skipping my tempo today. It was 85 degrees at 5:15! Ugh. I ended up running Saturday's 10 so I'll prob do 11-12 on Saturday with some tempo miles thrown in. Good luck tomorrow in the heat!

  4. Hey! getting tagged was a big step in the blogging world for me.

    all dude tagging.. sounds so bad lol #RWCE t-shirt?

    I haven't ventured to many BBQ spots in the city, I do like Chicago Q!

  5. haha save it for a slow news week if you want! your fans are waiting.

  6. Organic apples are a bit easier to eat! But that gets pricey!

    Not a bad mix around for the plan! Surviving is the goal until the weekend! I want a little redemption Friday after yesterday lol

    We need a runner M Henry/Henrietta meet up!

    Thanks for commenting!

  7. Oh, speaking of M. Henry, have you ever been to Marmalade on Montrose/Damen? The menu was created by a former M. Henry chef, and it's all really yummy.

    Where have you gone for BBQ? I like Smokedaddy, of course, but it's tiny and always has a wait. Big Bricks on Lincoln is really really good, and they deliver :) Still need to try Smoque on Irving, but I've heard good things.

  8. Regarding B - Can you friendship be bought with Excel's? :-p

  9. Ha ha. Now I need to meet you to learn your hometown and all about your half siblings ;)

  10. justploddingalongJuly 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    The worm picture made me snort my wine. It didn't feel great. So funny. I have three half sibling but will raise you three step siblings- two I have never met. Family is just so crazy. Fun post with the ABC's!

    1. It was a great video game character worm! Sorry you lost some wine lol I haven't met my 3 half brothers!

  11. ChristopolisTiberiusJuly 18, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Way to pull an Equilibrium reference into this. It may be a Yeats quote, but i always hear Sean Bean reading it. ;-) "A heavy cost. I pay it gladly."

  12. Love the photo of your little one! She is adorable beyond words. Glad I'm not the only one who's pretty obsessed with I seriously cannot turn down a piece. Which is probably why I train for marathons. :)

  13. So, I'm intrigued by this "Fat Barefoot Running Dad" character, but the website's giving me a "can't find the server message." I even went so far as to search the man, to no avail! Strange.

    I AM happy now. Thanks for sharing!

  14. I think its blogspot hosting right now. Even my website wouldn't worry. Check back later!

    Thanks for commenting!

  15. So the cake tramp stamp I have is okay?!

  16. Appears my reply didn't show up! sorry you lost wine to my blog! I haven't met THREE of my siblings yet! Your move