I’m back.

In order to clear up any potential misconceptions:

  • I’m still running.
  • Keith and Rick have not left me for dead along the Service Rd during one of our Sunday runs

So, where the hell have I been?

I’ve started about 10 different posts in the past month.  All of them with the same general theme:  “Real busy, running’s been good .. more later.”   I just couldn’t bring myself to hit the publish button on any of them.

Seriously, who the hell cares how busy I am?  We’re all busy.  No one cares why I’m busy.

So I promised myself that I wouldn’t write anything until I had something interesting to say.

Sadly – I’ve discovered that I have nothing interesting to say. So if you’ve read this far thinking (hoping) this would get better, I’m sorry.  This is as good as it gets.  If you’d like to continue, I can provide a quick recap of what’s been occupying my time since mid-December.

Here’s what I’ve been doing:

  1. running about 30 miles/week
  2. training for my next two races (Boston Prep 16-miler and Stu’s 30K)
  3.  losing the marathon training weight (down 9lbs since Thanksgiving – 10 more lbs and I’ll be in speedo-shape for the summer
    1. mmmmmmmm nothing says hunky like a pasty, hairy 36 year old in a speedo, am I right ladies??
  4. cross-training (Michelle bought me a trainer for my bike for Christmas, and I’ve dusted off the weight bench)
  5. playing with my new Garmin Forerunner (another Christmas present from Michelle – all I got her were socks)
  6. lots and lots and lots of working (the official 9-5 job and the after hours consulting work)

OK, so why the lack of posts
While I was training for the marathon, I put consulting on hold.   Once November hit, I took a look @ the bank account and the credit card bills and thought, “Shit – I need to start consulting again.”  So, since early November I’ve been working about 20-30 hours/week above and beyond my normal 9-5 job.  Throw in 5-7 hours of exercise a week, and quality time with the family I’ve been left with about 10 minutes to spend thinking about writing.

And I have to admit, after spending close to 80 hours in front of  a computer screen (I’m a web developer), the last thing that I want to do is sit in front of that same computer screen and be witty.

So, what comes next
I plan to post as often as I can – @ least 2-3 times/week.  There’s a few things I plan to write about:

  1.  why My Food Diary is  huge load of crap
  2. why the Garmin Forerunner kicks ass and I can’t believe I never wore a heart monitor before last month
  3. a rant on the limitations of the Modal Popup Extender and the inability to data bind to the OnOKScript (seriously – that should be out of the box functionality – I still can’t believe the hoops I had to jump through the get that kludge to work)

Finally, I’m hoping to run a spring marathon.  A lot of those hopes will hinge on how I feel after Sunday’s race.

More to come …