Friday Random Thoughts, Including How I Beat Diane in a Foot Race


1. I thought my lungs were going to explode, but I’ve been there before, after pretty much every practice in high school. I knew I would be fine afterwards, but damn if it didn’t hurt. Still, there was no way I was going to let her beat me. At Boot Camp, we were on the third hill repeat and I was hot on Diane’s heels. She can consistently run around 8.5 or 9 miles an hour when she wants to, and I was right there, ready to pass her at the top of the hill. There was nothing on the line, but still, a player’s gotta play. I had to get by her to get it in her head that she had to work hard or she would get passed on her marathon coming up in a few weeks. So off I went, passed her right at the tippy top of the hill, and heard something resembling “Ohh garaawrdlle!!!” Which I think means “Sweet baby Jeebus, that guys got some wheels on him!!! Maybe I should step my game up a bit!!” You know what? Yeah, that just happened!! Step ya game up.

Nothing makes you feel more bullet proof and truly bad-ass than biking through Edmonton traffic in the morning dark, performing 1-rep max deadlifts, followed by an aneurysm-inducing run faster than a 55 year old energizer bunny on speed all in the same day.

2. Tomorrow Lindsay and I will be getting engagement photos taken, which I assume will involve us looking longingly into each others eyes and smiling sweetly in the setting sun.

In all seriousness, we are both pretty excited to do this, since we only have grainy and oddly lit photos from pictures in dark rooms or with cell phones of the two of us, and this will be the first time we have any actual good pictures of the two of us.
3. The Oilers actually won a game. It was a pre-season game. It was the Blue Oilers versus the White Oilers in the Joey Moss Cup.
The bad news? The Oilers still found a way to lose, even when they were just playing against themselves. Good work boys, good work.


About deansomerset

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Post-Rehab Specialist, personal trainer and probably the coolest guy my mom knows, I try to impart a little knowledge with a sense of humor to keep people reading. I've always thought if it's something that can grab your attention, you're gonna remember it tomorrow!!
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