I learned a fun new word this week:
I know what you’re thinking:
Dude, that word is the core of your humor. What are you talking about?
True. Farts are the source of my sophisticated (for a 7th grader) wisecracks. But I’m not talking about those. I’m referring to the Swedish definition:
That’s correct ladies and gentlemen, Fart == speed in the Swedish language.
If you ever go to Sweden and find yourself being pulled over for going too fast, you can tell the officer:
I didn’t fart.
And this works the other way here in America. Say you’re at a dinner party and you let one rip. Someone will be like:
Wow, it stinks in here. Dave was that you?
You can be like:
No man, I didn’t fart. I was just sitting here.
They won’t know you’re referring to the Swedish definition, so it will be OK.
Don’t say that you never learn anything useful here on 1500 Days.
My running continues to progress. I’m running longer and longer distances. However, I still have no fart. I’m slow and beginning to think that running the half-marathon in under 2 hours is an impossible goal. Perhaps under 2:20 is more reasonable?
I can run 9-minute miles for shorter distances and this pace would be doable for a 5k or even a 10k. Probably not a half-marathon though.
Maybe I’m counting myself out too early? I still have almost two months to train and 10 pounds to shed.
Update: Week #5
This week, I completed my longest run yet at 7.5 miles. I hope to knock out a 10 miler before the month is over.
Maybe I made a breakthrough too. On the 7.5 mile run day, I felt terrible at the start. I was lethargic and considered throwing in the towel. However, after about 3 miles, something kicked in and it got a lot easier. I hadn’t had anything to eat yet, so maybe this is how long it took for my body to start burning fat? Dunno.
This Week In Running
- Runs: 3
- Miles: 14.5
- Longest run: 7.5
This Year In Running
- Runs: 23
- Miles per run: 3.54
- Miles: 81.44 (goal is > 150)
- Days until half marathon: 50
2018 Activity (walking included)
- Total steps: 579,906
- Total miles: 275.77
Weight, Heart, Beer
- Weight: 158.6 (goal is < 150)
- Low resting heart rate for the week: 63 (goal is < 60)
- Beers consumed this week: 4
- Beers consumed this year: 28
- Beer ratio: 2.91 : 1 (2.91 miles ran per beer). Goal is > 3 : 1
One more thing: I’ve been invited to speak at Chautauqua this October! I couldn’t be more thrilled for this opportunity. Read my post about it here and get your ticket here. This is going to be awesome.
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