Monday, July 16, 2007

Increasing Latitude, Dangerous Attitude

In the comments on my previous post, Krissy asked where I am - I infer that a week without blogging stretches audience patience.

In addition to not posting for a week, Sunday I called it quits at 4.0 hours into a planned 4.5 hour brick. That was at the 1.0 hour mark on the treadmill. My legs were holding up just fine, but I was tired of staring at the wall. Not a first, but rare. Must maintain minimal standards of training discipline this week.

Maybe Jimmy Buffett had a point: With all of our running and all of our cunning; If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.

[Aside: there's a Margaritaville here. As my sister pointed out to me via e-mail, word is that it will soon be challenged by Hooters. I suppose that presages the arrival of more buxom young women ex-pat service staff. Have I mentioned how tough life can be here?]


Anonymous Nigel. said...

Disappointing to give up 30 minutes from the end of a 270 minute workout. Having said that however, you have far more endurance for staring at a wall than I do. What exactly is on the wall that you can stare at it for any length of time?

7/16/2007 02:47:00 pm  
Blogger Wendy said...

Gosh, I didn't even know there were Margaritavilles. I live such a sheltered life ...

7/16/2007 03:01:00 pm  
Blogger Iain said... the Caymans...I'm still living vicariously through you.

7/16/2007 06:02:00 pm  
Blogger Jenny Davidson said...

I also never heard of such a thing as Margaritaville!

7/16/2007 06:02:00 pm  
Blogger Myles said...

Ahh, the monoculture strikes again!

7/16/2007 09:48:00 pm  
Blogger Dying Water Buffalo said...

Glad to have you bad. :) Way to break out the buffet quote, brent!

7/17/2007 02:14:00 pm  
Blogger KrissyGo! said...

Does this mean you will restructure your bricks so you do several laps around the Margaritaville before climbing onto the treadmill you have set up in front of the Hooters window? (You'll never give up the las 30 minutes again.)

7/17/2007 03:47:00 pm  
Blogger Bigun said...

Hooters has been lowering thier standards, although we went to the origional Hooters last Sunday in Clearwater after a race (ooooh, ahhhh) and our waitress was worthy of the Hooters name. I know, no picture, didn't happen. Sorry.

7/17/2007 07:36:00 pm  
Blogger Tony said...

Sounds nice! Its five O' clock somewhere.

7/18/2007 01:29:00 am  
Anonymous ADMills said...

Ah. Hooters in the Caymans. Where tight t-shirts and orange hot pants make sense. Made me think of the gOOd art joes from various SF events.

7/18/2007 09:58:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

7/19/2007 12:44:00 pm  
Blogger Brent Buckner said...

In deleted comment above, Anonymous wrote:
"Is there a Google Map link to Margaritaville? I need to get there!" and added a spam link for a massage chair.

7/19/2007 12:54:00 pm  
Blogger Bolder said...

there is blogger etiquette Brent.

the etiquette states that you publish 'i will be taking a break'...

or, 'try not to miss me, i will miss you, back on __________'


7/19/2007 06:42:00 pm  
Blogger Wrenching Winz said...

And here he say's I'm the bad influcence

7/20/2007 07:19:00 am  

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