Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Damn I feel good!

I'm having one of those weeks where everything is going right. I had a great weekend of running, then RBR has a GREAT marathon breaking 3 goals in one day, then Southbay girl says she is going back to work! Tonight I ran 10 miles in 1:22. I was a little tight at first but after mile 5 I really loosened up and felt GREAT. I ran the last 2 miles in under 8 min/mile. Hell, I remember when this shit was hard!?!? Things are going way to good right now they almost scare me. My old self would be sitting around waiting for the fall. My new self says, "I'm gonna ride this high until it bucks me and enjoy the hell out of it!" Funny how we change over the years.

One of my good friends ran 3:38 in the Little Rock marathon over the weekend. This is the guy that ran OKC with me last year where he ran a 3:56. Little Rock is waaayyy more hilly than OKC so this is a real improvement. I'm tell ya, somethings in the air, we are all on a high (or we're all just high!) and things are great. I may go buy a lottery ticket!!

One of my favorite singers is George Strait and I had him on tonight during my run. There's something about one of his songs that really gets me every time I hear it. I can still make Cheyenne is just a great song for a guy like me.

She said, don't bother comin' home
By time you get here I'll be long gone
There's somebody new and he sure ain't no marathon man
He said, I'm sorry it's come down to this
There's so much about you that I'm gonna miss
But it's alright baby If I hurry I can still make Cheyenne
Gotta go now baby If I hurry I can still make Cheyenne
I think the thing I like is that this guy loves the girl deeply but has something else that is pulling him. I love romance and I love being involved with someone but I will always love running more. I know many people (mostly women, sorry girls!) who get so caught up in someone else that they let that person ruin their life. Life is so much more than just a relationship! I think it's so sad that people don't have other interests. I used to be that way and I'm so glad I found running and other things that I love. I want my kids to learn this attitude much quicker than I did. I don't want them obsessing over a girl. What a waste of your younger years! When I look back at what I missed because I was caught up with some girl I just want to puke! I could have done so much more!

I think this song says it best, "You're leaving? Well, I'll miss you but, OK, I've got other things to do!". It's that cowboy attitude of never letting anything get to you that much. I like to think that I'd have made a good cowboy.

Thanks for listening


PKPWV said...

Yeah us girls are suckers! I'll be the first to put myself in the sap category because of the last asshole I spent time with-good riddance to the tumor, virus, vermin, asshole....YEAH that felt good.

I just got back from a run but it sure as hell wasn't 10 miles-are you smoking crack boy? I have to prepare mentally and physically for my first day of work in over 3 months- it feels weird!!! I feel like a mom that's going back to work after maternity leave and leaving her children-except mine is a dog!

Speaking of Velcro-you'll have to fight my dad for her! He's in Tennessee and he wants her since I'm going back to work.....I think my dog is more popular than me!!!

So work-yeah I'm back and working. So far it's only 2 days this week-maybe 3 but I don't know yet. Tomorrow, Wednesday is Navy NCIS, Thursday is My Name is Earl and if I work Friday it would be on Cold Case. And then next week it's back to Navy NCIS...and I just got the phone call that I've been offered the TV show Mad Men which is on AMC. That starts April 21st...so things are definitely looking up for me! Thanks for including me in your great day mantra!!!

We had a really nice run tonight-trails thru White Point nature Preserve-hills and a beautiful sunset! God I love sunsets!

RBR said...

You are such a sweetie! Thank you for your kind comments on my marathon. It was AWESOME! Yeah, my friends are pretty crazy, we have a BLAST when we are together.

You are such a rockstar. What a great run! I can't wait to rea your race report of your sub 4 hour OKC!