Thursday, November 18, 2010


Yeah i said it, Politics.

So here we are, a week after elections. People are still riled up about how the Republicans took back SOME of the power in our government. I have a questions to ask you all.

I want to know HOW it's a problem that we have some kind of a split government?
I'm tired of soft headed liberals (no, not all of them, but just the soft headed ones) saying that this is a travesty and the country is screwed. And I'm equally as tired of the super conservatives saying this isn't enough and that Obama is a Muslim terrorist.

Maybe with balance we'll have less bridges to nowhere. Or better yet, less of this worthless spending that I'm sure you've been exposed to incessantly.
That stupid sign costs $500 a pop. Is that really necessary if your POINT is to do the work? We're all broke, we know where the money to build the road is coming from. Based on the shoty work and all of the idiots standing around on their 10th break of the day, we know it's not china. Only good old American state workers put in that kinda effort. We all know holding that slow/stop sign is a real bitch.

How about this little gem.

6 FIGURES?! The household income in the country is 50 thousand. Look at those stats, do we REALLY need that many more government jobs? Where it's impossible to terminate people and they are collecting massive pensions?

Meanwhile, in the real world where THINGS MATTER. We pay our teachers crap, which you know, are then doing a crappier job teaching in the obvious poor conditions. Which in tern, makes those children that people keep pumping out at a record pace more and more dumb. You know, those kids that you are all up in arms about 90% of the time when something is happening.

"But what about the children? WE'VE GOTTA PROTECT THE CHILDREN! Waahhhhhh!"

God for bid we do ANYTHING without worrying about the children. Are you living in a neighborhood with pedophiles? Oh stay away from him Timmy, according to this website he's a child predator because he kissed a girl when he was 18 and she was 17. But we don't care, he's a predator and will need to register wherever he moves now because people are full of fear.

Look, balance is good. If for any reason at all, It's to have the government accomplish NOTHING. After working directly with DOTs for the better part of a decade. Nothing they do is good. At least if there is balance they can just throw mud at each other, blindly vote party line, and forget about the big picture of WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY!

Bottom Line:
~Both sides are corrupt. If you blindly vote party line, kill yourself.
~Forget pissing and moaning on your social network, or linking to some super right or super left column cause you agree complete. It only makes you less credible and ever hate you a little more. ~And get outside and run
(literally) while we still can

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

October Recap

"Oktoberfest is just around the corner! One of my annual staples. Where there will be a ton of food, a ton of beer, and perhaps this year, a new venue... "

October started off with great apprehension. After witnessing a suicide while house sitting for a couple of good friends i was holding my breath for my third attempt at purchasing a house. It's been well over a year since i had started down this trail, each time coming to a dead end. Frustrated and almost at my wits end with the whole process i had decided that this would be my last attempt for some time while i tried to recoup my loses of the previous two tries.

The first weekend Leah and I decided to participate in the EMS 5k in Peterborough. The fall twin of the race where she had hurt her ankle this past spring. This was our first run since the Vermont 50 and we both felt winded from the start. The sun was shining and the foliage was in peak. The trail was dry, and it was a perfect day for a run. After the race Leah and I picked up Loni and we were off to pick our fill of apples.

The two greatest ladies in my life

As the second weekend approached my stress level skyrocketed upon learning that my loan officer or whatever you call them decided she was on vacation. And the woman that was my direct contact informed me that "something had fallen threw the cracks." I almost had a heart attack. So furious i placed more phone calls and did a ton more bitching at people that SHOULD have been doing their jobs so you know....THEY'D ACTUALLY DO IT! Needless to say when Friday arrived and i was actually signing paperwork it was surreal. If it wasn't for Leah's constant reminder i wouldn't have believed it was happening. With under 24 hours of being a homeowner i knew Oktoberfest 2010 was underway. We somehow were able to pull off the impossible. Having an epic party and than our biggest group yet at Harpoons Oktoberfest!
All of the Runners

The third weekend was this years RANH which would take place on the SRK and the MS Greenways. Leah and I had done a TON of work leading up to this years run. Along with Grant and Loni both logging miles on the trail scouting out sections that the hoped to help out with. I was skeptical of how this was going to go based on John and Sarah's lack of participation leading up to the event and that was by far the hardest RANH to date. The results turned out to about what i had predicted. The whole thing still leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

The last week of the month consisted of me finally settling into my new home, getting Captain Snooch McMonicle moved in with me, and trying to slow down from the tense & stressful life i had been living for what seemed like forever. With only hours to spare before trick or treating we carved up some pumpkins only to have ZERO trick or treaters. Just as well, more candy for me.

Obviously with everything going on, my running had and still has lacked. I'm not sure what the future will bring. If being a solo homeowner is going to limit my running time, or if flying solo is going to give me more time to run. Only time will tell.

By The Numbers:

Miles Run:
# of Runs: 5
Average Miles: 6.86

Month Starting Weight: 169 Lbs
Month Ending Weight: ?Lbs
Weight Change: ? lbs
(Lost my scale in the move)

Race Results:
EMS 5k - 30 +/-
- 29:12
Sullivan Expo - who knows...

Upcoming November Events:
Turkey Trot
Loni's Birthday Run