Friday, December 18, 2009

Flashback Friday: MATH FAIL

You people are slacking off big time. Here, I say I only need to run 18 more miles to reach 1,000 for the year. Then, here, I say I need to run 14 miles after running a four-miler Wednesday night. Yes, 18 - 4 = 14. However, over to the right, in the space titled "Mileage," it says I've run 966 miles this year. Let's see, 1,000 - 966 = 14?

FAIL

Make that 34, folks. Thirty-four. Or 20 more miles than previously thought. Shit.

Xenia is the only one observant enough to catch my pathetic mathematician skills.

Back Talk
Wherein my cocksure attitude and stumblebum execution provides plenty of entertainment.

GeorgiaSnail enjoys the recent drama of my quest to reach 1,000 miles: "December 1, 2009: I will paraphrase~ This year's quest will not be the same drama as last year. You even said it! 'Easy as eating pie! Who wants to see if this hubris bites me in the ass?' I do love the excitement of it all ... will he, won't he .... does he really lurve the banjo?"

Answer:
Another obstacle to my running, this is my Christmas gift to myself, my new Dobson-style banjo by B & P Banjos, which I brought home Tuesday.

Happy Hour is nearly upon us, teammates. Have a finely brewed weekend. Run well and drink well. Cheers!

13 comments:

The Sean said...

Looks like you better find an ultra... and quickly...

Morgan said...

FAIL. Both you and us.

Good luck fitting in the mileage.

Jess said...

I never claimed to be good at math. Good luck with those miles.

Ms. V. said...

Hey, I'm at 847. I KNOW you can make this! DUDE!

southofthecliff said...

34 miles, 13 days. that's two six milers, four four milers, and two three milers. That's eight days of running, each run less than an hour, with 13 days available. Eight days on, six days off. You got this. I'm not biting my nails yet.

southofthecliff said...

er... five days off.

Psyche said...

Ha! I would've never caught that. Couple of weeks ago I was supposed to run 13 miles at MP. My running log says: "13 miles at Marathon Pace. Re-set Garmin after 3. Remaining 8 miles right on pace. Good run!". FAIL!

BrianFlash said...

You've increased the suspense, but you can still get it done. Don't miss any more runs!

The Sean said...

http://failblog.org/2009/12/17/answer-fail-3/

not exactly related... just thought you might appreciate this from fail blog

Mama said...

You assume the rest of us care...

Of course, that might be the Alaskan Smoked Porter talking...

MCM Mama

X-Country2 said...

Xenia is clearly the brains of the entire internet.

Xenia said...

Basic math skillz, I has them.

Carolina John said...

and here i thought the banjo pic was a subtle way to call the snail a redneck. well done viper!