But I will admit freely, even on the internet, that my heart had a special place for Peter Tomarken and his whammies. For a kid who's mom was flat out obsessed with game shows (love you, Mom!) I got to see 'em all, but this one was the coolest. Where else would little animated guys come away to take your money and make you laugh? (Well, they made me laugh. I doubt the contestants were as impressed.)
So, ok, the run. It was just not in the cards today, folks. I tried. I spun the wheel for speed....fail. Whammy #1. I decided it was way to f*in cold to run outdoors, so I rain on the 'mill of death. For some reason, I can't run straight on the hamster wheel for moe than 20 minutes to save my soul, so we did the 5 mile tempo run as a 20 minutes, 1 minute walk break, 20 minute run. Too bad I forgot to compenasate for that on my run speed. Oops.
Fail #2: My new Asics. These shoes used to be the love of my life (after Peter Tomarken of course...how else was I supposed to survive after 2006?) but I've abandoned them for my brooks ghosts lately. I don't know if they were just new shoes or not my thing anymore, but my feet were KILLING me during the run. Whammy #2. Boo.
The third strike....my Ipod crapped out on me halfway through the run. Now, if I was outside, I might be able to deal. But I ended up listening to crappy music on the PA and hearing the grunter next to me (Maybe he saw my whammies running across the treadmill and it scared the snot out of him...who knows.) Whammy #3.
Now, why not 3 strikes and you're out? Well, in Press your Luck, you get 4 whammies before you're out of the game, so I still feel there is promise to today even after this workout. It's just how I roll.
Tempo Run: 5 miles @ 41:44, 8:21 mile pace.
Take that, ya sucker.
Off to snuggle in on this freezing evening with some hot chocolate and