News from FlockHall 2.0

- We are in the testing phases of a new defense system for the grounds of FlockHall 2.0, the headquarters of the local Flock and the location of the Papal Apartments. Our newest plan, "Project Hell Hound" is looking very promising; more details here.

- In other news, Flynn did his first kettlebell workout last night, and he made a fine showing. Of course, when it was over, he was just as wrecked as everyone else who has touched Eunice (Yes, I named her. Don't judge me.) and he sat at his desk and shook for 10 minutes or so, as is now tradition. I worked with Eunice twice today, so the fact that I can type at all is a bit of a miracle. But I am become strong like bull, da?

- I am entering week 8 of the Couch to 5K program tomorrow. It is only a 9 week program, so I am wondering what to do when it is over. I have heard of a program called "One Hour Runner" which works you up to one hour of continuous running. That would head me in the direction of a 10K race, perhaps in the Fall. After that, I'm looking at a half-marathon in March of 2009, then the Denver Marathon in October '09. I'm also considering doing the Disney World marathon in January of 2010. This race is so popular that the 2009 event is already 65% sold out... 7 months in advance. Anyone out there know of a race in your area that the Black Pope should run in? Post a comment or send me an email about it and you might be the lucky recipient of a Papal visit! (If you'd call that luck...)

- My stats class is really crappy. I know, that's not exactly "news" but I just feel better saying it. The hard part is that the instructor is the nicest little Muslim woman I have ever met. She is so very pleasant and cheery as she corrects my retarded attempts at t-tests, binomial probabilities, and the other densities of statistical analysis. She is so nice that I feel extra dumb when I don't do well. Ah, guilt, my old friend... my grandmother would be proud of the strangle hold you have on me.

- I rode the WOB for the first time in quite a while today. I've been walking almost exclusively of late, because I wanted to get as much conditioning for my legs as possible, but I took too long for lunch today and I was doomed to be late for work unless a vehicle was used. It felt good to ride her again, and I was also surprised by how much stronger my legs truly are now. The small hill that leads up from the street onto the back side of campus is hardly noticeable now, and I made it to the computer lab in record time. It is perhaps possible that I am slowly - ever so slowly - becoming fit again.

- A final note - the weather is fucking ridiculous here. We had lows of 30-35 degrees last night. It was barely 45 yesterday at noon, with a 40+mph wind and high humidity so it felt like 25 degrees. It's June. JUNE; and it snowed a little bit yesterday morning.

8 comments:

Indian Princess said...

I'm up for running the Disney World marathon. I'll probably run the Denver marathon too because I'm a running addict...

Dougal is so cute!!

Anonymously Lost said...

I knew a girl named Eunice once...

Anyways The hell hound seems to be coming along in not time he will be fierce and warlike and will be ready for anything that comes at him,
[big announcer guy voice] FLIES,DANDELIONS, and his greatest nemesis of all time DUST BUNNIES!

Regis said...

Cold weather in Laramie, Wyoming? That's unheard of!

becca said...

If you really want a marathon experience you can come and visit me in Albania and then do the Marathon Marathon (Athens) which is being held this year in November. I have a couch that you can sleep on!

Mandy said...

Ugggh! it's still cold? Hopefully it warms up by next week. We are coming to visit.

His Sinfulness said...

Becca - I'm not sure that I'm quite ready to tread the path of Pheidippides just yet... Maybe next year!

His Sinfulness said...

Mandy,

You're coming to visit! YAY!

(Is this something that my Alzheimers is preventing me from remembering?)

Modig_Bjorn said...

That's a cute puppy! Fo'shiz!

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