Monday, December 20, 2010

The word for the day is NO!


Hello Kids. This blog posting is brought to you by the word No and its close affiliate can’t. Side effects of this post may include crying, whining, bitching, loss of motivation and hair loss. Do not try to read this posting while operating heavy machinery.

NO – I did not get into Massanutten via the lottery; neither did JD so I will not be pacing either. On the brighter side I will put my name on the waiting list and have compiled a short list of late May / early June non lottery based Ultras that I am interested in. Will pick one sometime over the winter.

NO – There is no race report for the Egg Nog Jog. Running this race seemed doomed from the start. First friend (and ride) Gregoire could not go as he had to go to Paris France for a job interview. That’s a good thing although I am jealous that he keeps getting to go to Paris. Then we found out that Kim’s dad was able to come for a visit from out west that weekend. This is also a good thing as we don’t get to see him very often. So we shelved the race but had a much better time with family anyway. I would tell you all about it but is very hush hush.

NO – I didn’t get my full training miles in last week. I ended up too hung over after the Longboat Christmas party to run doubles on Thursday. Thanks to John and Toni for hosting again this year and to Roger for buying me extra beers, which was just what I needed. I find training in December very difficult but still managed to get 100k in last week. I will be happy with that.

NO – I didn’t win the lottery (the kind that they give you cash as a prize), I didn’t find a bag of money walking home and didn’t fart diamonds (I did fart however…. Lots). Opps to much information.


BAH HUMBUG

25 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had enough fun to make up for all those "No's" Happy Holidays!

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  2. Those "fun" make all the NOs worth it.

    Have a Merry Christmas.

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  3. Today's post is similar to Sesame Street with a spin on it. Sorry about the initial "NO's" but glad there were some good bits mixed in for you. Happy Holidays!

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  4. Having friends who'll pay for your drinks is like winning a mini-lottery, anyway.

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  5. Sometimes no means something much more than no. It leads to opportunities, options, and other things but, for me, sometimes it just means no.

    Good post!

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  6. Holy crap this is a hilarious post!

    Sorry you didn't win the lottery on all fronts

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  7. Those lotteries are over rated anyway...well except the money lottery. I didn't get in either but there's other great races out there without lotteries. 100k a week of running...pretty dam good for Dec. think I'm up to 30 miles.

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  8. This didn't make me cry or whine *or* bitch. It cheered me up! Though I'm sorry about the lottery. You really should know to expect farting from ale by now though ;-)

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  9. No, my vacation didn't start today like so many others I am reading about!

    I can get into the spirit of this grumpy stuff!

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  10. Farting diamonds would have to hurt - bad! So I'm glad you didn't.

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  11. These lotteries can be a pain. Not getting all your running done but managing 100k for a week in December...awesome! Time with family is worth more than any race.

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  12. Family Time > Race Time

    Always go with that equation. Merry Christmas, ...even if you are in a bit of an Ebenezer!

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  13. Sorry to hear luck has not been on your side. Maybe next year will make up for it.

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  14. But you got that beer right? That's not fake is it?

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  15. Bummer about the lotteries, but it made for a great post. I can only hope to dream about putting that kind of mileage in (from an earlier post); I'm shooting for 1500 in 2011.

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  16. Nice post!
    Happy Christmas holiday!

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  17. you've just made me feel a whole lot better about my week chris
    yours can only get better i hope!

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  18. Sorry to hear this, if it's any consolidation I didn't win the lottery either.

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  19. Sorry about the lottery! That's a huge bummer! Hope you had a good Christmas! :0)

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  20. I'm sorry about both of your lottery losses but it does sound like you had a nice holiday. Hope 2011 brings lots of yesses and PR's!

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  21. Farts. One thing you can always count on.

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  22. Well, it can't get any more NO's than that - I mean 2010 is almost over! So yay for YESES for 2011!!! Have a great New Year!

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  23. Season's Greetings, Chris! Now I know where all my hair went! Too many people said NO to me when I was younger! Somebody get me a trauma counsellor!

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