Here’s the latest video from Toto HK Obviously another classic. I’ve been told that everyone can see up my nose to my brain. And I got to show off my pale, Olive Oil – esque guns.
I’m not sure if I mentioned this in my blog or not, but when I did the 10k in Colorado, I won a free pair of shoes from New Balance. All I had to do was wear a free (bright orange) t-shirt that people from the Denver Marathon gave me. And I was lucky enough to be selected to win $100 gift certificate for some running shoes. Unfortunately, I could only get them in three stores in Colorado – and I didn’t have time to stop there before leaving for home in North Carolina. So anyway, I picked out some shoes at the NB store in Durham and had my dad pick up them up at the Fort Collins CO store. Which was nice of him to do. What was even more awesomer was that he included a box of Krusty-O’s cereal when he shipped the shoes. Apparently he bought a bunch of Krusty-O’s and Buzz Cola at 7-11 when they changed to Kwik-E-Marts to promote the Simpsons movie. I know I’m a big dork, but I’m pretty excited to have that – it should be a collector’s item some day. I guess the big question is, will I have to pay taxes on it like the guy who caught Barry Bonds’ 756th homer?
So now I have these new shoes. Which means I have to get motivated again, especially since my dad has already booked his flight for the marathon relay in December. I get to run 10 miles in that one. To get ready, I plan on running a half-marathon in Raleigh in November. It will be nice to have something to motivate me again. I’ve been running on empty recently, partly from the heat. I think I’m going to get a workout/training/diet consultation too from my friend Feeve’s wife, who’s a personal trainer at a local gym.
Speaking of shoes, I did get my new Jordans. Look out for a video in the next few days.
Georgia on My Mind
Brother Mike, Brother Mike’s significant other Heather, and I went down to Georgia this weekend for a family reunion. Usually it’s in the Detroit, Toledo, or Cleveland areas. Since this time it was only five hours away, we really couldn’t make any excuses not to go. Early Saturday morning we left, and 322 miles later, we were there without stopping once. I was very impressed that my car wasn’t begging for gas and that neither Mike nor Heather had to stop to stretch out or use the bathroom. I suppose it didn’t hurt that I made it there in record time (just over four hours) thanks to my new 9500i radar detector. And that was even being delayed a couple times by construction zones.
The reunion was fun. It was extremely hot outside, which I didn’t really mind, but all the Yankees were complaining about. It was cool to see everyone, especially my little cousins (3 year old Dani and 1 year old DJ). I mastered a game I had seen once before, something they were calling hillbilly golf, but apparently can have about 100 other names, the most popular one being Ladder Ball. Mike and I dominated (except for one game which we won’t talk about). Also, I learned to throw a spiral. Yes, after 27 years of life, I finally learned how. Look out Delhomme, I’m taking over.
Good times. Supposedly I’m having the reunion at my place in 2011. Maybe I should start working on my weeds…er, lawn. Ok, time to see if I can set a land speed record on the way back.