Saturday, July 26, 2008

A lot of nothun

So there's a lot of nuthun going on in the life of the M-Dot Bigun. Yes, we've podcasted. Yes, we did an Ironman. But after that...well -
  • No workouts yet. I miscalculated, and Monday coming up marks the 18-week start of the Marathon trainup. So I've got that to look forward to. That was a healthy 5 week break from all things run, bike and swim. Can we say, "burned-out"? Bigtime.

  • Work sucks. Royally. It's so blooming hot, and humid, that by 3pm I'm absolutely smoked. Unfortunately, I need a couple more hours to get them all done. Hence working on Saturday and Sunday this week. Crap.

  • I get to do my first "install" this Monday. It's something akin to hanging a picture, but I'll take it. Ya gotta start somewhere. It just so happens the "economy" has a strangle hold on every one's money these days, and window treatments tend to be one of the things put off 'till later. Now why couldn't that be the yard work instead?

  • Yes, the bike is still in the box. It's doubtful I'll do another Tri this season. I just don't see it as being in the cards. I saw some folks on their bike today...and was jealous that I had to cut grass and they were out pedaling. I wonder if you heard a loud and resounding "FU&^!" this morning at around 9:30am? That was me.

  • I'm escared to step on the scale. No workouts = a rounder M-Dot Bigun. Granted, I've been sweating my ass off every day outside. So, it may not be as bad as I think. I'm just not checking...

On the good side, TriSherpaDi's started her new J.O.B. this week and seems to be hitting it off famously with her co-workers and boss. Lets hope this economy turns around soon so we can all go back to making money and spending it on fitness instead of having it all go to pay for the lights. Can I get a "here, here!"?

I've got my resume out and about. I'm looking. I'm looking for something interesting. I don't want to settle, and I'm afraid that I'm gonna get into desperation mode sooner rather than later. The fingers are crossed, and the feelers are out. More on that as it develops, I promise.

What else? You all know that IMAZ'09 is shaping up to be the next IM for me. I'd like to go and Volunteer at the '08 race, but that's only 4 months off, and financially it's not looking good right now. We'll see. If worse comes to worse, I'll try and sign up on-line - it's scary to think that IMUSA sold out on site - but whatever happens, happens. We really, really, really want to go and spend the weekend in Scottsdale, however.

Jenny and Brent are heading to Tampa tomorrow night and will join us at the casa d' bigun for some eats and drinks - looking forward to that! Trisherpadi ususally pulls out all the stops cooking-wise when visitors are coming over....mmmmmmm....dinner-guests......some pictures of the food should be forthcoming.

13 comments:

Wendy said...

Jealous of Brent and Jenny. Don't even need to see pictures of food! ;-)

21stCenturyMom said...

I"m way behind on podcasts so forgive me.

I heard tale that there will be no more on-site registrations for IM after what happened in Placid. Now I can't figure out where I read that so I can't substantiate it but I did see something, somewhere.

kt said...

Bigun,
I rode the taco ride with Blink on Thursday and I got to hear all about how much you love Chamois Butt'r. So, you know what they say about guys who use that much C.B. right? They slide right off their bike saddle!

Congrats on Ironman, again. You are awesome.

Bigun said...

Butter is the shizzle! now I never used THAT much before, but i can tell you, I got off that saddle feeling better than I ever had on a century + ride.

Jenny Davidson said...

Here's to good-cooking-induced roundness! Oh dear, I really am due for a crackdown on eating habits too, but I am going to wait till AFTER my vacation I think! Can't wait to see you guys.

bigmike600 said...

Here Here for the economy to come around and everyone spending having extra cash laying around.

You owe your body a little time off and as a guy who lived in Orlando for a while, I know what freakin hot is and I can't even imagine being outside sun up to sun down mowing lawns.

Rather have a barbed wire enema.

J-Wim said...

Mikey should be careful what he wishes for when his wife is listening.... :-)

Hope you've enjoyed your time off at leat a little. You earned it.

What's the story of the pillow? It looks like Dummy's camo Mdot pillow.

stronger said...

High 70s...20ish% humidity...crisp cool breeze...late afternoon showers...think I remember someone busting late April about no snow where they live...

Mark said...

Hang in there bud - once you start that marathon training you'll be good to go ;)

Brent Buckner said...

OK, Tuesday I'll run on the treadmill!
Or maybe Wednesday....

SWTrigal said...

Here, here! for things turning around..they will..

IronTriTim said...

Bigun are you still coming up to IM FLA? Should be able to offer you a space in our hotel/condo if you want it.
Must book the Florida trip and hopefully drop in and see you.

Good luck to you and Di with the new jobs.

Mary Sunshine said...

Cool medal!