Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Welcome back, fatso.

Just for clarification purposes, I stole the above line straight from Greg's training log on athleticore.com. As far as I know, he wasn't talking about me but he easily could have been and I wouldn't have argued with him one bit.

This evening's 5-mile, post-work slogfest with Marky Mark Driscoll on the affluent streets of Westboro served as a lead-laden reminder to my legs why I hate running after work. Luckily, the quality of the company and the flowing conversation served as a pleasant diversion from the guaranteed mental anguish that occurs when an overweight skinny guy waddles down the sidewalk with Clydesdale-like precision all by his lonesome. Henry Rono, I feel for ya man.

Quote of the day:

"It was like being wrapped in a cocoon of common purpose. The key was to stay healthy. As long as I was practicing, everything was good. It was only when I was hurt and unable to practice that I felt like I was living on the opposite end of the earth."
- American Shaolin

6 comments:

ryan said...

I am sure you really packed on the weight. You pushing 130 or something?

K.Gwyth said...

oh mario I am going to be giving you quite the talking to when I get home this weekend.

Love your favorite future sports dietician & person who can definitely sympathize!

mpdriscoll said...

Mario - I know you took a little time off and lost a bit of fitness, but was the fuel belt really necessary for the 5 mile run? I think its good that you are endorsing the products that you sell, but stopping at 20 minutes to pop a few shot blocks was a bit overboard.

Foley for El Presidentay said...

So you must thing guys like Bergie and I are rotund.

Kevin Tilton said...

I feel your pain. I've done little to nothing in the last month. Ran 6.5 miles on the trails though today in the rain. Keep your head up. Looks like you have a good support group to get you out the door every day.

Kevin

K.Gwyth said...

Nice. Kevin will post on your blog but not return my emails! AWESOME!

* If you read this Kev, be warned, you are in trouble with me! grrrrrr


*...and Mario don't listen to mark, he doesn't know what he is talking about...I usually stop about halfway through my 10 min runs to refuel for OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE.