I know I know stupid title. There is a reason for it though. I am out, Lisa forgot to pick some up at the Local Lumberyard while she was working. She later went to Target, and forgot again. I did get a new pair of flip flops though. All mine broke this summer. Now I have a new comfy pair. fabric toe thingy. The best, and usually cheap too. Flip flops the cheaper many times the better. Woo Hoo!! I told Lisa to tap into some of our negative cash flow to get it. Ha ha!! j/k. :) Oh yeah, I had to run out to the local coffee station to get some-- gas station.
So...what is on my mind today??? Feeling a bit off I'd say, nothing major, but just not my normal on top of the world self. No biggie really, I mean we all have good days and bad days, and this really doesn't appear like a bad day, but a day where I am seeing things a bit different. A little more thoughtful perhaps. When I was driving to get my coffee, the music in the car sounded great. There was a "Who" song, and then a "U2" song.
Wanna know what my thoughts were? I am lucky. I am lucky I wake up so early. I can run a 4.25 mile loop plus the run to the school and back gives me 7 miles without the group. If I run another 9, probably the minimum anyone would run, that gives me my first 16. If I run 12, that gives me 19. A 19 miler would give me 35 miles for the week, as August looks to be a big running month... for me. As bad as I was on the track on Wednesday, although I did work hard, I realize I am building.
I thought of writing about this so I will. (Warning long blog entry) perhaps even boring if you don't find me as fascinating as I do. :)
I was not a good student in H.S. and not even in college til like the last 1-1/2 years. In High School I took Science until it tuned into Math (no Physics) I think I took Math through Trig, and 4 years of German. I was pretty good at P.E. though. :) I was perhaps a little better than a C student. I was a 21 ACT'er and a low 1000's SAT'er. Pretty average, like I am at most things. Except Golf... I really suck at golf. Oh and shopping too, I really suck at liking shopping. :)
College, early success meant too much confidence, so stopped trying real hard after I got A's and B's on my first tests. I hit some rough patches in the middle years of College. It was about finding a balance for me. Balance fun and work. I realized give good effort in both, and you typically will do o.k. Everyone's fun is different. I am a social drinker, so that typically would be some of my fun. I'd also play some sports, and watch sports a lot too. One thing I learned, and I think it is an important lesson is working hard to accomplish something, like getting a good grade is a worthwhile objective. At some point in time, I also realized I like learning. I think that is why after the hospital I became such an avid reader of History. I liked learning, and I thought History was a subject worthy of study. Classics too to an extent. Wanted to see why a classic was a classic. I don't read history too much anymore or anything to be honest, but bloggers. Not sure why that is either. Is there a reason for it? I assume so, but not really sure why. I really loved mountain climbing books too. Some of you know that already. They are such good writers. I read the Lance Armstrong books, and finally got my hands on "Once A Runner" once it came back into print. I also for a good 8 years or so analyzed 1000s and 1000s of Baseball player's statistics. You would not even begin to imagine how much time was spent on that.
So anyway, I once asked what am I to do? There was a story, there was an answer. I never got the answer, but I have done what's been asked. I have been given a promise.
There is more to my story, and this is how it seems to be working. When the bloggers I read open up, it opens me up. Why??? I don't know. I know why we are opening up. We tend to hide things from people, but it really isn't a successful route, because you cannot hide any of it from God.
Couple things about this entry. I had no idea it would go there. :)
That is about it for today!!! :)
Hope you have a Great and Awesome Day!!! :)
Love You All!!! :)
p.s. gonna take Lisa to see Inception today, and prolly cook something on the grill. Salmon for me, not sure what for her.