Archive for August, 2011

Addiction…Pick An Ending!


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I love getting high. And if I don’t get my fix on a daily basis you don’t want to be around me. I want this high I need this high I desire this high. Most often I need this rush before noon.

I JUST HAVE TO RUN

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Addiction Part 2.. “To the right”


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The not so picture perfect path to the right…

But it wasn’t until the past few weeks I realized how addicted to it I am. And I truly can’t decide if it’s a good thing or bad thing.

I finally started seeing this as a flaw back when my wife and I traveled up the famous US 62 https://cneading.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/us-62-fail/ .

I planned on running that morning but when I got home I didn’t have the time. It was time to hit the road. I immediately went into my funk. It’s not a fun ride thru the country when im in a mood like this. I’m just overwhelmed with emotions that “Snowball”

-Man I didn’t run
-This was not my plan for the day
-Now I feel like a fatty when I eat for the rest of the day
-I’ll probably be out of shape next time I run
-Now that my heart isn’t getting exercise it will probably quit on me tomorrow
-All these horse and buggies are going to make us late
-Great now my wife is feeling sick
-So much for a nice drive thru the country
-Now she wants me to stop for the bathroom. Really going to be late now. No parade for us.

And then after my wife’s stomach didn’t agree with the country roads I was like really? What in the world is wrong with me?

I ended up being a little better mood trying to take care of my sick wife but still had the energy inside of me I needed to get out. I needed my high.

I ended up finally getting it with my brother on a quick run but this was one of the first times I started thinking this addiction may not always be a positive one.

It’s also mainly the reason I don’t run in as many road races as I use to because if I miss one run I think I’ll run a horrible pace. And the race will be a disaster. It wont be fun. Etc. (See snowball above)

But other times like while on vacation in Atlantic City https://cneading.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/atlantic-city-rewind/  A great run/workout on the boardwalk put me in a great mood. For the rest of the day, I was feeling good about myself and about what a great day we had ahead of us.

So is this bad, good, or just plain crazy?

I can’t decide what it is but when it starts having an impact on others something needs to change. Maybe get up earlier to have that outlet? Or giving your workout schedule flexibility? Whether we know it or not we all have that weight on our shoulders. It may be consciously or subconsciously being holding us back. I just struggled to understand how a positive thing like regular exercise can cause such an addiction. And then that runners high addiction can cause a negative impact on your day.

How about any of you? Have trouble when you can’t get that high?

Addiction Part 2…”To the left”


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So the nice path to the left…

I love this runners high it propels me to have amazing days! I often come home and return to that school girl chatter box. I just start running around the house like the energizer bunny.

This high of endorphins flying thru your body makes you feel like your on cloud 9. And what better way to get a natural high than getting some great exercises.

It’s no doubt an addiction in the sense that I desire it daily and sometimes feel as if I need it to have a great day.  Not such an awful addiction to have.

How about you? Do love getting high off your Asics, Nikes, or other running shoes? I DO!

GO BIG OR GO HOME


So my father and I just completed are yearly fantasy football draft. We are defending champs and are looking to repeat this year.

We ended up with the number one pick overall. Which in my opinion stinks! So naturally I started listening to the 06010. And started buying into the idea of drafting Vick go BIG or go HOME! You can read all about it here in Matthew Berry’s draft day manifesto…

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Atlantic City Rewind


My wife and I just returned from a relaxing vacation on the beach/boardwalk with some friends. We usually spend our vacation rushed checking out all the sights of NYC or NOLA in just a few days. This vacation was different and an enjoyable time just taking it easy.

To start off squeezing two pregnant women in the back of a Chevy Aveo and packing the trunk for 4 people is definitely a challenge but we worked it out. Now on the return somehow things didn’t go back quite right. Being the men we are, there was no way we were letting the bellhop take care of it!

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So were pregnant….Really?


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So were pregnant! Awesome this is so exciting! After all we have been wanting this for awhile. Cant wait to prepare the room, to get all the latest and greatest baby stuff, and eventually bring the little guy/girl home!

My wife has been going through all the typical first trimester feelings and emotions. As you may have read here https://cneading.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/us-62-fail/ . She can tell that clothes are starting to feel a little more snug and her bathroom trips have become more frequent. She is already starting her bond with our child. And me?

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7 years ago he asked me out…


7 years ago, he asked me out. That’s right HE it’s not a typo. I was working at the local pool enjoying my summer off school. Of course my eyes would sometimes wander off the pool and onto Lindsey Anderson. She was IS something special! But I never had the guts to pursue her besides a good friendship and some probably pretty awful attempts at flirting.

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