Sunday, June 28, 2009

Watch Where You're Running...

I've been enjoying reading Dean Karnazes's book "50/50." I also have been watching the companion DVD along with it, "Ultramarathon Man." It's been cool to read the book about his marathons and then watch the DVD that shows the footage. I'm only watching the DVD for as far as I have read in the book. I'm about 150 pages in now, I think he's in New Mexico or something.

Anyway, the other night I was watching the DVD with my son, and in one of the races they are showing some of the other runners, and they focus in on this one guy running. He is running along, but he's looking to the side at the camera and laughs and says something like "got a score on the Red Sox game?" and then the next thing you know, he runs into a telephone pole and bites it. My son and I both were dying with laughter (okay maybe that was cruel laughter, but the runner laughed about it after too). We rewound it and watched it about 5 times, it was hilarious. That could make it onto Americas Funniest Videos.

Running Update
I've been still resting the plantar's foot, doing more walking/slow jogging than anything else. I think I had been stretching it wrong, thinking I was helping the injury, and I was actually aggravating it....I can tell it's getting better now though, and I'm hopeful that within a 5-6 days, I'll be able to run pain free again.

During my walk/jogs, I've been going through a park with a bunch of baseball diamonds in it, and in the last week I've found 7 baseballs and 3 softballs. Here is the proof:


8 comments:

HEATHER said...

i have to see that movie! One of the playgrounds we go to has a baseball field and I think my toddler likes finding baseballs more than playing on the playground!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

quite a collection you're building - wonder how many you'll have in another month!

Stacey said...

I too, like to laugh at people's mishaps. hehehe.
I like the baseball collection.

joyRuN said...

I bet it'd feel good to roll your PF foot on one of those baseballs!

ShutUpandRun said...

Hah! Hilarious about the guy running into the pole. That's something I would do.

Jess said...

That's a lot of found baseballs!

And running into a pole would totally be something that would happen to me.

Bootchez said...

Hopefully, you didn't find those balls the hard way (ie with your head).

I have run into the pole before. I am that kind of person.

aron said...

thats fun that you are watching the movie while you read :)