Monday, March 2, 2009

The Year of Living Negatively is Postively Back!

Last year before I started my whole slam deal, I decided I was going to be a kinder, more gentle AndyMan. The negative reinforcement was out and I rolled in the positive reinforcement.

"Come on AndyMan, you can do it!"
"You're doing great!"
"Just be the best AndyMan that you can be!"

And, simply put, it was my worst year running, ever!

So, here's a little sample from Sunday's run with A2, which by the way was my best run since the pre-injury days.

"Get your fat, M***** F*** @ss up this M******* F***** hill, you loser face, punk @ss, wussy head, jack be un-nimble, jack be unquick M***** F*******, son of a b******, c****S****, M**** F**** eat a bag of S*****. D*** H***, D**** nose, D*** with ears, pu*** @ss D*** lick, s*** face, and on and on and on."
But we ran the 50K starter loop, Silver Lake and and back, 21 miles in a shade under 3.5 hours, including breaks!

I think this may have to be the year of living negatively!
(ok, even in that sea of negativity, I still had time to circle back and scoop up a beautiful little leaf I saw on the trail. I couldn't help it, I knew my BLF would appreciate it! Oh, no, I really am a f**** F** head, wussy face, nimrod, soft, pansy @ss, pencil neck, B**** C***, candy @ss, weenie head, blah, blah, blah!)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, it's not un-manley to take notice of something beautiful. I know some men that would notice, and even want to hug or kiss my quads.

-Dean Karnazes

AndyMan said...

Thanks for your input Dean, but really the post was on the value of Positive v Negative reinforcement. I have always been a fan of positive reinforcement, but I find for self-motivation negative works better. However, don't you or anyone else try negative stuff on me, you're likely to get a poke in the eye, or worse yet, I may take your book back!

Anonymous said...

It was a pleasure listening to the stream of profanity for the last hour of the run. He kept addressing his comments to someone named Andy, so I assumed he meant me. Our last 6 miles was easily the fastest of the entire run.

A2

AndyMan said...

Yeah man, I'm writing a book. It's called, "I Suck! The Power of negative thinking."

It's gotten much better reviews than my last book, "I'm Ok, you Suck!" Turns out nobody wanted to buy that one!

BTW, thanks for not dropping me till the end, I'd prolly still be out there if you hadn't stayed on my slow-fat-miserable @ss!

Anonymous said...

**** *** ******* ** ***** ***** ****** ** ** * **** ** **** *** **** **** ***** ** * **** **** ** ****** ** **** ** * *** **** *******.

-Dean Karnazes

Star said...

There is treatment available for Tourette Syndrome, Andy...

AndyMan said...

What in the #*&@! would I want $*^&ing treatment for (*&$%ing Tour*(^%$rettes $*&((ing Syn#$&*##drome for?

superdave524 said...

I thought Too Loose Tourettes was a great French Impressionist, no?

Star said...

"Stupid, worthless, no good, g*dd*mn, freeloading son of a b*tch. Retarded, big mouth, know-it-all, @$$hole, jerk."

"You forgot ugly, lazy and disrespectful."

superdave524 said...

Hey! Andy is NOT ugly.

AndyMan said...

Thanks for sticking up for me SuperDave, just like when that dude said, "Man you'd have to pay that Andy to be good!" And you stuck up for me remember? YOu said, "na-ah, he's good for nothing!"

Yep, with brothers like you.... er, with brother like you...., er with brothers like you, I don't need to buy my own scotch!