Monday, December 28, 2009

Magnum Failus

Not to be confused with "Magnum Fallus" or "Magnum Phallus" or even Magnum condoms. This blog title is not a reference to our dear friend Biggus Dickus, but rather an indication about my big failure, which--OK fine--should actually be something like "Magnum Deficio," but my high school Latin classes were too long ago for such accuracy.

Bless me, runners, for I have slacked. My last run was 10 days ago. Instead, I have gift shopped, played my new banjo, holiday partied, indulged in liquid indulgence, lounged in front of a faux fireplace with the special ladyfriend, eaten too many cookies, eaten too many candies, eaten too many everything, opened a generous amount of gifts, felt somewhat guilty when some of those gifts were running related, felt less guilty after cracking open a booze related gift and looked upon a fine day for a run and opted to let this mileless streak ride. It appears that 1,000 miles will not happen this year.

Moving right along.

What'd I say up there? Oh, right, running related gifts. I got a RoadID, some reflective tape to make some of my running gear more night-worthy, Echo Kit sunglasses with interchangeable lenses (dark, yellow and clear) and Christopher McDougall's Born to Run.

That booze related gift? A fifth of Johnnie Walker Red Label. Tasty!

I hope the holiday gift-giving fairy was kind to all of you. Cheers!

10 comments:

David said...

I need a review on the glasses. My trail runs are resulting in tear-filled eyes as the cold air streams past my face as I fly down the trails, then tear-filled eyes as I crash into the rocks I couldn't see through the tears.

$100 glasses are making more sense to me.

Mike Antonucci said...

It's an eerie coincidence that your special ladyfriend has some interest in Byzantium.

Take a look at this reference.

Morgan said...

I was totally cheering for you too!

Some roll model you are.

FAIL.

At least you can drink your sorrows away...

Ms. V. said...

eh, it happens. glad you're enjoying WINTER!!!

BrianFlash said...

Road ID? Sounds like someone wants to be able to identify the body.

I'll just end up in a ditch...

Jess said...

It's tough to fit running into the holiday schedule. You'll get back to soon enough.

How ya doing in the chase for 1,000 for the year? Sweet baby jesus, I hope you're cutting it close!

Nitmos said...

Yes, the road ID gift is a bit macabre. Like when my wife asks if I "re-upped my life insurance" before every marathon.

Jess said...

Sounds like a great haul of Christmas goodies. Sorry to hear you won't meet the 1,000 mark. It's tough to fit in runs around the holidays.

Carolina John said...

give my best to the Enthusiast. she hasn't been putting up any bloated ramblings lately.

glad you had a great holiday! now how's that chase to 1000 coming?

gene said...

nice Life of Brian reference. love, LOVE that part....
i have been a slacker, too. got the Born to Run book, too, and have trouble putting it down! can't wait to see how it ends. does the boat sink?? huh? yea, so anyway....relax. all will be well....