Monday, October 22, 2007

Dealing with my ego can be the best of times and the worst of times. Here at work I could see someone do something, and I will attempt to do it better, and be proud that I went the extra mile do so. The flip side of that can and often does get me in trouble, and such a thing happened this morning during my run. Now granted, the run was already going to be difficult because I enjoyed plenty of what we shall call "football food". Football consists of pizza, burgers...beer, some water, and other things I won't even embarrass myself by mentioning. Usually I don't load up on such garbage, but if YOU knew how big of a sports day yesterday was, you'd have been right there with me. So, that being said, I was well aware of how difficult this 3 mile run was going to be, yet I got up and powered thru anyway. About a mile and a half into my run, this African gentleman ran past me. He looked to be a few inches taller and about 40 pounds lighter, and he had a very smooth stride. He ran past me (only because I was slowing down because of the red light ahead), and then we both had to stop because of the red light. While we were at the light we both jogged in place, and he looked over and smiled at me and I gave him the head nod. Number one, who smiles at other dudes anyway, and number two, do you really think I am going to smile at your ass at 5 in the morning..get real buddy) Anyway, once that light turned green, I increased my speed, my length(of the stride that is), and I created a great deal of separation between me and smiley. Unfortunately, about 4 minutes later, my chest got tight, my thighs got heavy, my stomach started cramping, and the proverbial monkey jumped all the way on my back, and I had to cut my run short and take it to the house. Now once I stretched and all that, I felt golden again, but had I stuck to my original plan of running 3 miles at a realistic pace, I'd be ok. But I have a bit of an ego, and I'm ultra competitive, so that's what I get I suppose.

I believe I've mentioned this twice before in other entries, but it bears repeating. Running in the morning + cooler temperatures = increased libido. I don't know what that's about, and I don't know what the hell the temperature has to do with anything, but I shall investigate.

By the way, I usually don't do sports predictions, but I am predicting that the Washington will be the first team to defeat New England next Sunday. If I'm wrong, I won't mention it again, but if I'm right, I will talk more jive than you've seen in your whole life.

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3 comments:

Sha said...

u have a dwele link on ya blog? hmmmmm

hadassah444 said...

Rashad, washington? I would like to place a bet on that....

lex said...

Im hoping washington wins...if for nothing more than to shut New England fans up.

As much as I love football, im just disheartened by it nowadays. Ach. One of the side effects that comes from being an eagles fan.