When I was in high school sometimes my friends and I would drink a bunch of beer, soak a hat in flammable liquid, put the hat on our heads, light the hat on fire and then run around with our heads engulfed in flames, all the whilst giggling and having a ball. It was great fun.
Luckily I have grown and matured, now for fun I just ignore my friends, wake up super early and then hit the roads and run until I am physically incapacitated. There is no booze, fire or giggling involved in this process… Being old sucks. After Rotterdam I am getting drunk and lighting my head on fire, gonna kick it old school.
Anyways, speaking of Rotterdam, hot damn folks! 10 friggen days until I gotta drag my body around that place. I am pumped. I have finished up all the hard work and now I am just focusing on resting up, recovering and being 100% ready to thrash on the 15th.
I want to take a quick second to say thanks to my boy John W. Mason. John is a great dude and last weekend he ventured up to Guelph to be my bottle man for my last big workout. For a brief moment in internet time John had a brilliant blog (http://jwmqualitylife.blogspot.ca/). But then he lost interest and the blog died. I think that he should get that sucker back up and going!
So, as I was saying, Johnny boy came up to aid me with my workout. With the help of his expert bottle delivery method I was able to roll the best work out I have ever done, it was a 30km progression and it was glorious. I am confident that I am going into Rotterdam as fit as I’ve ever been. I’m gonna go out there and just see how many 31:00 10k’s in a row I can do. I’m pretty confident that I can do 3 pretty solidly. It’s that last 12km that is gonna be a bastard. Marathons get effed in that last 12k, weird shit can happen man. It’s gonna be fun.
I really have nothing to talk about, my life has been pretty much consumed by this impending race. Hmm…I wish I had a funny story or anecdote to share, but I ran outta those at around blog #17…Hey, went to Toronto the other night and saw Chuck Ragan in concert, it was a great way to escape the mental torture that is known as tapering. Went with a few friends and it was a great time…That story sucked…umm…what else is going on?
I had to go get a new license today. Ok, bear with me folks. Usually when someone starts a story with the line “I had to get a new license today” the story is bound to suck. And come to think of it, this story is probably going down this path also. But having to get a new license is a sad event for myself. Over the past couple years I have always looked forward to the opportunity of showing off my license. I love whipping that sucker out for any reason necessary. Because unlike most people out there I have a license photo that I am incredibly proud of. Every time I take that thing out I get pretty solid positive feedback on the photo. Just today the one lady at the DMV said I looked like a movie star, a movie star! Movie stars are generally pretty attractive people. I had a lady at the liqour store once tell me that it was the best license photo she had ever seen! This lady checks ID’s all damn day, she literally see’s hundred’s of license photo’s a week! It makes me feel good about myself. I am going to miss that jolt of self assurance once I get my new crappy photo’d ID. Yeah, so like I said about any DMV related stories sucking, just proved my point.
Well here’s the deal folks. I’m gonna go to Holland here in a few days, I’m gonna hopefully smash my race and then I am going to party my balls off in Amsterdam. So hopefully my next blog will have an awesome race report followed by a hilarious tale about some sort of silly Amsterdam themed shenanigans.
You guys are awesome.