Friday, May 04, 2007

That last entry I wrote is funny to me.I know its probably no big deal to anyone else, but that has been in my head for a long while, and finally I just said eff it let me just write it down. anyway...

While I was reading the paper today, I saw that Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty recently ran 3 miles in 18 minutes. I immediately got pissed off, and my competitive spirit kicked in like you wouldn't believe. This man is 5 years older than I am, and he's averaging a 6 minute mile over a 3 mile span..and here I am bitching about how hard it is to barely make 3 miles. By the end of the summer if not before, I WILL be running 3 miles in 17 minutes and 59 seconds, and then I'm sending the tape to Mayor Fenty, and I'm challenging his ass to a duel. Besides I live in Ward 4, which is the very Ward he presided over before he was a mayor. So the way I sees(yes sees) it, he owes me. A mayor is suppose to inspire and lead and all that good stuff, and in a unconventional way Fenty is doing just for me. But there's no way in HELL an older man who just happens to be mayor is going to outdo me. Yes this is arrogant and competitive, but hey, its motivating me. Had I known about this at 5am this morning, it wouldn't have been as hard to wake up, but it definitely was. I purposely put my alarm clock away from the bed and near my workout clothes, so I would get up. But when I did, my thighs were killing me, and I felt like this, so I got my tired ass right back in bed. But lo and behold, out of the blue, my friend Michell called at 5:05, and motivated me to stretch and run. God bless her and that call, otherwise I'd still be sleep. I'm rambling now..

I watched bits and pieces of the Republican Debate last night, but I must say I really wasn't interested. I learned my lesson last week with the Democratic debate. Plus all of the Republican candidates looked tired, like they had been in that same 3 mile run with Adrian Fenty. The reality is that it is difficult to get motivated for a debate(even for the candidates) when it is still a long ways away. Plus, as much as I like Chris Matthews, he's not exactly a hard hitting journalist who is going to ask the tough questions..for that matter neither was Brian Williams. If they really want to spice things up, they should have Bill O'Reilly moderate the Democratic debate, and have Keith Olbermann do the Republican one. Now THAT my friends, would be something worth tuning in to watch. So what did I do instead of watching the debate?

I watched Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks pull one of the biggest choke jobs I've ever seen an alleged MVP candidate pull off..this man shot 2 for 13, and his team, who was the best in the NBA all year, just got spanked by the Golden State Warriors. I am not even a Dallas Mavericks fan, but I just couldn't believe what I was seeing. For you non sports people, its the equivalent of you and your boss attending a conference, and when it comes time for him to speak, he just loses all composure, forgets his speech and basically looks to you to bail him out. Except last night, when Dirk choked, no one on his team bailed him out. Sad sad stuff. But since I HATE Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban, I was happy.

by the way it is time for me to shave and get a haircut..i'm rocking the Ricky Williams today.

She Said - The Pharcyde(Jay Dee remix)

3 comments:

Bashful said...

Rashad I really want to see you challenge the Mayor. LOL!

LittleTortilla stays in DC said...

This is so funny! I say you do it.

Jo said...

Only a TOP friend calls you at 5:05, especially when it's 4:05 her time . . .either she is a superb friend or she was at an all night party . . .that's a keeper, man . . .

Also, if you look like Ricky, then please, by all means, PUHLEEZE go do something about it . . .