Thursday, November 27, 2008

For a Good Time, Racing Limo's

Ok, SuperDave is in the Sunshine State, and he came down living large.

He arrived at my house in this contraption:
Hey, Ford F150 Pick-Up trucks, Nascar, Alcohol and Limo's, these are a few of my favorite things, well, cept for Nascar!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Gotta Keep on Keeping On!

Keeping on.

Ouch my foot hurts, feel sorry for me. Looking back it was whining and I'm sorry I did it.

So what? When I look back so what? I put a year of my life into the slam and I failed. I failed my body and my body failed me. It hurt, it hurt a lot. I shared, and yeah, I guess I whined.

My good friend Cindi, she has now survived breast cancer for 7 years. She in now a cancer survivor. She's also's been fighting ovarian cancer for 2 years now. She will never run 100 miles. She just wants to get into remission.

My good friend Greg just had 40% of one of his lungs removed. He developed tumors in one of his lungs while he was serving in our military over in Iraq. Greg wants to run Western States in 2010, and I'll be damned if I won't do everything I can to help him accomplish that goal.

Use your time wisely, try new things, love things besides work and money and stuff.

Sometimes you have to step back before you can see. I can see clearly now, the rain is gone.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Oh Hell Yeah!

I ran 5 miles on Sunday.
I ran 5 miles on Sunday and my foot held up.
I ran 5 miles on Sunday and my foot held up; and my foot isn't hurting today.
I ran 5 miles on Sunday and my foot held up; and my foot isn't hurting today; and I have been exercising my foot today and it still isn't hurting.

Look out world, I'm almost ready to re-emerge! Oh Hell Yeah!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Friends Who are Rocking

Chris Wedge, you are going to Boston!

Man, I know the name of that tune. Took me 1,2,3, ............ 16 tries before I qualified. Glad you could do it more quickly. Makes me want to run fast again, shoot, makes me want to run again!

Andrea "Star" Risi, you broke 6 hours at the 1/2 IM in Miami! I believe it took me 6 hours to do the 30 mile ride around San Antonio, and yeah, you went farther, faster, morer!

What do they have in common?

Them two had goals!
Chris had a goal, he made a plan and he rocked it.

Andrea had a goal, she even said it out loud. And then she trained. The GD bailed on her. I bailed on her, but she didn't need us, she did it all by her lonesome.

Congrats guys. I think I'll get me one of them goals....

...........And I had This much to spare! ..............

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

Yeah, well, I barely believe it myself.

There was a time when it seemed normal to think about, to want to, to train for and even to run an ultra marathon. Now, I feel like those dudes at the Riverhawk Music festival... Nope, I don't believe you! That's what everyone of the five chicks working the beer tent with me said. Hey, I didn't want to tell them about my sickness in the first place. But one of them asked about my "Don't Quit" bracelet. I tried to cop out with, "My daughter made it for me." But no, these weren't dudes, "Cool man." End of story. These were chicks, and they wanted "the Story."

Ok, so I give them the story, half-way expected them to be impressed, half-way expecting them to think I was Looney Tunes. They were neither impressed, nor did they think I was Looney Tunes, they just thought I was a liar. I guess after watching me swill beer all weekend.....

So, the next day I put on my Vermont 100 Mile Run Shirt, sucked in my belly, puffed out my chest and...... couldn't find even one of those broads to set straight. I was starting to doubt this "Hunnert" mile stuff myownself.... until I went to Publix and musta been 4 people notice the shirt, "Wow, You ran 100 Miles."

"Well, er, yeah, it was a while ago."

And then last night at a TC function.

"Mr. Mathews, my son had you over at Jesuit, and he has your St. Pete Times article on his wall, you are his role model."

Course, I guess Robby never saw me swill 100 oz of brew.... still, can't tell you how good it felt, it was Kool in the Gang baby!
Be well, I'll be back, just you wait!

Monday, November 10, 2008

It's Time

Ok, I qouted from Stephanie Meyer.....

It's time to start running again.

Don't worry, I'll have a real post regarding the Riverhawk Music Festival tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I Voted not Once but Twice!

Ok, now that's just a lie. I voted exactly once in this election, and there was never a question, it was.......

I had to vote for him, he's with the Party Party!

He'll lower taxes, he'll get us out of war. He WON'T build a wall between the US and Mexico (what are some of these candidates 11?) He's El Vez. Live hard, die young and leave a good lookin' corpse. He's the man!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Broken Hearts and Healed Heals

Well, it aint all bad. She may have broken my heart, but she fixed my foot.

She got me doing this balance exercise, and it's working like no body's business! My foot feels better than it has in a year! The ice wasn't helping. The sock wasn't helping, the toe crunches, well, they were helping, but not this fast! I will be running by the weekend, how cool is that?

Very cool!

Sure, the exercises bring back memories of Ralph Machiccio and Pat Morita, but who cares.

Now, anybody got some exercises for a broken heart :-(