Monday, November 30, 2009

Let's Get this Season Started

Thanksgiving: PASS

So what's next?

Did you say Christmas?

Well, yeah, but I'll get to that later.

It's time to get my act together for the winter racing season. That's right. See Dick run. See Jane run. See Dick and Jane.....

Uh, ReformingGeek?




What I'm trying to discuss is running. It's time for me to pick up the mileage and get ready for Cowtown 2010 in February. I'm planning on doing another half marathon. Finishing medal #2 of 5 has my name on it.

Well, not really, but it is part of a 5 piece set. I got the first one last year. These people know how to make money. If you miss a year, you can still order a "commemorative" medal for your collection.

Hum......ReformingGeek's brain is making clicking noises...

Anywhatsit, I told Hubby I was going to the park to run 8 miles. I offered him the opportunity of bringing his bike and riding circles around me screaming "Faster, Faster" but he declined. So what did he do instead?

He watched a movie. If you say anything about how he had time to watch a movie while I ran, I will throw something at you.

ReformingGeek sticks out tongue.

Sometimes, my evil twin makes appearances when I'm running.

We've had some nice weather lately and there were lots of folks at the park, including clueless kiddos on bikes. One of them passed me on his bike, giving me about six inches of space and then proceeded to stop right in front of me. AAAAAARRRRRGGGH!!!! Did this child not understand the laws of physics? I put my arm out to brace myself and it landed on his back. The poor thing probably thought I was shoving him. Evil Twin scolded him trying to quickly explain that one cannot do that and expect to survive.

ReformingGeek scolded me
and threw my bicycle in the creek.

No I didn't. Really. That's not even the same kid. He's too young to be on a bike. Sheesh!

Let's move on to Christmas, and yes, I'm OK with calling it Christmas. My friend and I went to see Santa. I know it's early but we were hoping to avoid the long lines. We sat in his lap and asked for stylish clothing and adult-sized bodies with boobies:

I can't wait to open gifts at Christmas this year...

Photo credits: sad child, theFrazers on, Creative Commons license (see sidebar), Santa's lap: Facebook application sponsored by RadioShack, Running Reffie, White Rock 15K July 2009


Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Awesome Santa photo! I'm asking for boobies too, ones that at least match! And I only want adult-sized boobies, as opposed to bodies.

Mama-Face said...

Boobies just get in the way of running. Much like that kid. Not the kid in the picture of course...the other kid.

You passed Thanksgiving! phew.

honeypiehorse said...

Get out, is that you running? You look like a real runner!

Jean Knee said...

when we were about 17 my bff and I sat on Santa's lap to have a photo made. I won't tell you what happened but I think Santa had a rise in business that day

UberGrumpy said...

Don't do it. You'll get shin splints and lose control of your bladder, and you run the permanent risk of being run over by a drunken reveller in his father's Oldsmobile.

Follow my regime instead; go and buy yourself a Wii Fit, then put it on a high shelf and forget all about it.

Anonymous said...

The only way I could run the way you do is if there was a cheesecake and a two liter bottle of DDP waiting for me at the end of the line.

That's not asking for much is it?

AND you'll have to show us, erm, I mean tell us if Santa gets you what you asked for! hee hee

Margaret said...

You can have my boobies and I will take yours!

Maureen said...

Ha! Well, I'd like to see Santa's workshop making YOUR gift.... lucky elves.

ReformingGeek said...

@Mary - I hope we get our boobies!

@mama-face - I hope you passed gas on Thanksgiving, too. ;-) As for boobies and running, you are SO right. It is nice being small sometimes.

@honeypie - Yes, that's me, and THANK YOU!

@Jean - I'm glad Santa was "up" for the job. (I can't believe I just wrote that.)

@UberGrumpy - I think there are a lot of WiiFits sitting on shelves...

@Quirky - Yes, you can have cheesecake and DDP when you finish the race. How about a 5K to start?

@Margaret - Cute little B cups, right?

@Maureen - Yeah. The Discovery Channel should do a show about elves making boobs. Wait. I think they are called plastic surgeons.

The Old Silly said...

Ya got The Old Silly all in the SPIRIT with this post!

Run for it, RG - go for the gusto!

Fun post - loved it, as usual. ;)

Marvin D Wilson

Deb said...

I didn't know you could ask Santa for boobies! Damn! Can I ask him to make mine go back to where they used to be - above my waist?

ReformingGeek said...

@Marvin - Thanks! Great. Now YOU can go sit in Santa's lap and if you ask for boobies, I'm going to be a little scared.

@Deb - Yeah. I think the same "guy" can take care of both of our issues. ;-) said...

Run, Reffie! Run!
That kid actually deserved to have his bike thrown in the river. Next time you need to take reinforcements with you when you run! said...

Run, Reffie! Run!
That kid actually deserved to have his bike thrown in the river. Next time you need to take reinforcements with you when you run!

Moonrayvenne said...

Damn kids nowadays think they own the streets, sidewalks & anyplace else they decide they want to be. And then I'm told pedestrians have the right of way even if they're crossing illegally. Hey, my car is bigger than them. I WIN!!!! nya nya nya nya nya

Bee said...

If I sit on Santa's lap, he needs to be slipping me a couple of hundred dollar bills.

ReformingGeek said...

@CatLady - Yeah. He was really clueless! I need a big dog!

@Collette - No kidding. I don't want to be the dead winner.

@Bee - Absolutely.

Unfinished Rambler said...

I want to get rid of my boobies for Christmas. Just sayin'. :)

Mike said...

Did you say that you were running 8 miles??? That is far!

You know, as I scrolled down to get to the bottom of the page and I read the names of the commenters...I realized how stupid all of our names look written out!

Otin WTF is that? sounds like a comic book dude.

What is a Honeypiehorse? LMAO!!!

I need to find a new hobby! hahahaha!

ReformingGeek said...

@Unfinished - Maybe you should run the 8 miles.....just sayin'.

@otin - Yep. Eight miles.

We do have some creative folks out there. It's funny, though, that once you get used to the name, you don't think about how funny it is anymore!

Anonymous said...

With all of that running, for Christmas 2020 you will be gifted with arthritic knees and boobs that rest on your feet. Of course, MY gift will be that I'M DEAD BY THEN. So remember my words.

Leeuna said...

Happy running.
I love the photo of the lap dance with Santa.
Boobs? I asked for boobs when I was 13. I got some but not as big as I wanted. Maybe I'll ask again this year.

ReformingGeek said...

@dana - No bubbles bursting here. I've had arthritis in my knees since I was 25 and no boobs to sag. I'll probably get run over by a truck or something.

@Leeuna - Thanks. Keep trying. Maybe Santa will finally hear you.

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Wow, so much to comment on here.

First, I've got admire anybody who can run 8 miles, let alone half a marathon. That's amazing!

Second, what movie did your husband watch. I hope it wasn't Chariots of Fire because that would be mean. Despite its title, however, Marathon Man would be perfectly acceptable.

Finally, I think it might be unfair to sit on Santa's lap and ask for adult-sized bodies and boobies. I think he's under enough pressure as it is.

Ed & Jeanne said...

If I had to sit on Santa's lap...I'd run 8 miles too

ReformingGeek said...

@MikeWJ - Thanks and it was Courage Under Fire. He was in tears when I got home. You're right about poor Santa. What a hard job...

@VE - Hum....maybe you have some repressed memories about Santa.

The Constant Complainer said...

Reforming Geek, you are going to proud of me. I'm not sure what I'm thinking, but I've decided that I want to train for, run in and finish a marathon.

It's about 20 week away, but I'm going to sign up for the Cleveland Marathon. Either I'm crazy or will a great sense of accomplishment if I can do it.

I'll be asking for training tips from you - don't you worry!

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"