danistrulytheman

I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!


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fait accompli

done deal! i’m locked in… ain’t no turning back now no matter what!

… and may just blog shit ’bout the whole thing – well, not the WHOLE thing, lol. but as per usual, am cryptically holding my cards close to the vest. poker face game face is on y’all… dead man dans hand w/my aces&eights … lol!


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two minutes fifty-five seconds!

… timed my trip on the ferry to the islands this morning. was on a retrieval run (was in the queue till the fourth crossing). coming back was a breeze… me and one lonely little car, lol. apparently, nobody wants to leave that time of day… can’t blame ’em!

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July!

My favourite month by far… blogged about it 3 years ago – July – that year was a particularly good one! Same goes for this year, July 2015 (hell they’ve all been great – ain’t judging Julys, lol)! It’s been 2 long months since my bank account sniffed a deposit, while busily pissing withdrawals. Tomorrow… the buck stops here! Begins w/a bang (fireworks?)… OhCanadaDay, followed by the 2nd, 3rd, 10th, and 16th!! That’s five fecking direct deposit paydays in half a month?! Not to mention another cool day tossed into the mix, making it an even half-dozen great days to kick off the month of all months! Lots more great/personal stuff from a lifetime ago… I still remember, and reflect! C’mon, admit it… y’all LOVE July!!


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Crazy Cold!!

Minus 35 w/ windchill! It’s been like this for too many days! On top of it, I’m stuck sitting and waiting someplace I don’t wanna be. To make matters more depressing, RunKeeper hasn’t had a workout since December 7. And as I’m forced to be here (God is still trying to test/help me with my lack of patience. It isn’t working!), my mind wanders to the end of last year … honestly, I only wanted a coupla generic ibuprofen!

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Averting Disaster!

BIGTIME!! I don’t profess being a plumber … only a know-it-all. But, under this particular October 31st scary situation handled myself handy-dandy-halloween-well, if I do say so myself! Water spewing everywhere on two floors was the last thing I wanted to see. Images of THAT proverbial expen$ive emergency plumber phone-call kept fla$hing in my mind! A bit of collateral drywall damage looking for leaks, and then capping off the water supply with shut-off valves … and dan’s-yer-plumber!! :mrgreen:

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September! My Month of PR Runs!

Not that July, or August weren’t filled with good runs – they were. Seems like in September, I kicked it up a notch, and was particularly good. I set five PRs during the month … all within a nineteen day span! Plenty chuffed with myself!

Do you remember – September?

Sept. 5 – 1M – 6:23

Sept. 6 – 10K – 45:12

Sept. 14 – 5K – 21:44

Sept. 16 – 4K – 17:05

Sept. 23 – 21.1K – 1:41:03


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Friday the 13th 5K!!

… ok, so I ran it today – Saturday the 14th … just doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it, lol?! Is only my second time running the distance, I vowed not to after my setting such a fast time in late July. Today, figured it was mine for the taking. And it was … shaved 18 seconds off my record. WOW! I see that I’ve PRed four distances in September … and only half the month has elapsed. Today, it just so happens, also officially marks four months of danistrulytherunningman as well. WOW again … yep, lots has happened during these past four months!

21:44 5K

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started fast, finished fast

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Wow! What A Summer!

Mid August already, lows of 15, highs of 25 during the past month and a half is what we’ve had, and I’m loving it! Cool nights, warm days. A/C off, windows wide open. Great temps for running too. My perfect summer!


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attacking the 8K!

Once I establish a PR that I’m content with at any given distance, I become that … content. June 29, I set what was at that time a pretty good standard – 36:30 … but I’ve been killing sub 18 minute 4Ks at will lately … PLUS, I’ve been comfortably recording 37 (and change) minutes 8Ks without really pushing myself. All this time for over a month I’ve been improving … I knew the time was ripe to challenge my 8K PR, and I knew exactly how I was going to go about accomplishing it. Run a sub 18 minute first half, and continue carrying my speed, doing the same for the second half. I did it – EXACTLY as planned! I bettered my PR by over 30 seconds, AND I finished under 36 minutes! Sweet!

35:57 – my new 8K PR

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even splits – WHOA mr. consistency

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Birthday Brunch!!

… at the Union – my fave … on the patio … on a lazy, hot n’ hazy sunday afternoon … life can’t get no better!! And this ain’t even the end of it, big birthday bash on the 17th – THEN, it’s officially done, lol!!

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Mucho Thanks My Friend Maureen!!

today is the greatest day I’ve ever known

Feeling the west coast love girl (she baked me a long distance cake, lol)!! PLUS … publicly acknowledged me as a resident renaissance man of sorts! Swear to God, it was all I could do NOT to rub that shit all over the happy-heifers fat-faces … keeping my politically cool composure instead, lol! Damn straight Mo … danistrulytheresidentrenaissanceman!!

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