So here we are, I have reached an entire new low of self loathing douche baggery. I tell you folks this taper thing changes a man. Yesterday I twitted today I blog, whats next? Hopefully my life rebounds. If youre new to me here’s the scoop, I live on a farm, own some cows, have my own construction business and I run. This is probably going be the most interesting eclectic blog on the market you better take a seat. So I started this and I thought it would be easy, damn blogging is hard. Lets go with a running blog today. Running is pretty much one of my favourite things to do, Why you ask? Well running makes me happy, when Im not running Im not really happy and when Johns not happy its not nice. Why else do I like running? Running is tough as hell, most people hate running because it is tough as hell. I always wanted to be a tough guy, but my lacking muscle tone at an early age led me away from Cage fighting and rugby the “cool” tough guy sports and put me into short shorts and running shoes. Gosh I love running! You know what I don’t like? People that wine about running, people that want to be good at running and wine about it! This internet place has a collection of blogs and articles from people claiming to be good at running and complaining about it, “I have to work a part time job and then run,” oh the tragedy, seriously? you have a part time job, you poor poor soul. “I need sponsors, free stuff etc...” You need sponsors? Do your sponsors tie your shoes and move your feet up and down? What you need is to suck it up and get your ass out the door and go running! Hey folks if you are training at a semi elite level living like a college student, YOU HAVE IT MADE! This is my dream life, you work a bit, run a lot, live the simple life! But thats not the way society is today, we all want the, get rich quick, lose weight fast, more is better lifestyle. Be happy with what you have, you have more than most! Speaking of losing weight fast, I tried this program this summer it worked great its called RYBO, stands for Run Your Bag Off, apparently I lost 14lbs in 14weeks. All you need to do is run 100-125 miles a week. Its that simple! So that puts me here tonight, in full on Taper mode, for the big dance on Sunday-the SWT1/2M. We had a 15week buildu that was great, Reid, Gillis, Rob, Cleve, they are like the master and I am the grasshopper. Some day young grasshopper you will snatch the pebble! I learned a lot from these guys and I am the fittest I have ever been. I am fired up for this weekend, its going to be a big day for Canadian distance running! Get some beers, some friends and watch Marathon Day In Canada on CBC starts at 830 Sunday morning I believe, Oh no there are going to be some seriously pissed people if they put a marathon on over the Sunday morning Coronation Street episodes. Oh Dear someone at CBC is going to get it. So yeah don’t taper folks it makes you crazy I may never blog again if I can rebound my life after this!
Peace and Blessings