Saturday, February 17, 2007

Saga del Chad: Running & lead arrows

Thirty thousand feet above the state of Iowa, I was reading in my latest book I use to keep myself entertained on long flights. This one is the english translation of greek & roman mythology. Some of it's interesting, some of it is confusing. Anyway, I read a tale involving our favorite February mascot, Cupid. This tale taught me something I didn't know about cupid. Our favorite February mascot carries TWO kinds of arrows - Gold & Lead tipped. The promoters of Valentines Day only seem to mention the Gold tipped ones. It turns out the lead tipped ones have the opposite effect - they're anti-amorous. Sometimes Cupid is mean and shoots a person with a gold tipped arrow, and the other person with a lead tipped arrow. Methinks cupid's been using too many lead tipped arrows around me. I propose we revoke Cupid's rights to the arrows.

Today's a nice day in Provo, and I decided I needed to step up my running a notch. So, with Kirk's encouragement, I just went and spent a bunch of money on new running shoes and a heart rate monitor. It's my understanding that if I make good use of my running shoes, I'll have to replace them every 4-6 months. That could get expensive quick. Not very good for saving for a house.

BTW, Chad is looking for a new job. If you know anyone looking to hire a techie as CEO of a major corporation, let me know. I've found my requirements are significantly less than the going rate of most CEOs. I'm an excellent value!


Marilyn said...

So now that your getting more serious about running, just how far do you run?
This is news about the lead tipped arrow. Maybe you should have your dates wear armour!

Chad Groneman said...

Well, I've been running between 5 and 6 miles recently. I'm thinking maybe I'll do a half-marathon, or maybe a triathlon. I've got no "Goal" to do either, and definitely have no desire to do a full marathon.

I figure I should be in good enough shape by mid-summer to try one of the downhill-thru-a-canyon half marathon.

Kim said...

Good for you Chad. Running is good for you. Kirk is being a good influence. He's costing you money though. I agree with you on the arrow bit.

Cambrie said...

5-6 miles is much better than my 1-1.5

Marilyn said...

Wow! 5-6 That is great! I have been trying to get in 2 miles of walking fast every day. I thought that was pretty good!