"Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson US essayist & poet (1803 - 1882)

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


i just received word that the Bird Flu has hit a trailor park!!!

It was on the internet, so it must be true. Sorry Gknee, dead pink flamingoes as far as the eye can see.

Started running in the morning today. i woke up a little early, laced up the shoes and headed out for a quick 4-5 miler. i'm not as concerned with distance anymore. It's mostly the speed right now. I ran last night, after spreaing a yard of mulch, on my medium route of 6.5-7 miles. i'm really not convinced on the accuracy of the gmaps pedometer, so i figure it's an estimate. i finished the run in 58 minutes, again an estimate. Worst case scenario a 8.92 mile pace/best case 8.28, either way less than 9 minute miles. i'm thrilled.

best case this morning, i ran in 28 minutes, and there must be some problem with my calculator that's a 5.60 mile or 6.22. No friggin' way. i'll check the math and get back on this one.

On the project 190 front. i must be getting a little quicker, because as of this morning, per my bathroom scale, i weighed in at....

1... that's right the first digit is a one. wait for it.... 198 ...btw thats pounds not kilograms.

but not a digital scale and not 100% accurate but given that per the same scale in December i had hit 240, i feel amazing. i remember 2 years ago i had gotten up to about 260. EGADS!!!

Have i mentioned to anyone that i'm obsessive/compulsive? Next time i'll write about that.

thanks again for reading!!!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL about the pink flamingos and the bird flu.

Gknee said...

The Horror!! Those poor flamingos!!!


'grats on the weight loss. I'm proud of ya <3

Lisa said...

Poor birds...I hope Jeanne can recover from the sadness. :(

Great job on the running, Mike. I've taken the past two days off, as I've been down at U of M, but I'm hoping to get in a couple of miles today on my treadmill before I head to work.