Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Anyways, my uncle sent me a bunch of those motivational pics you've been seeing on my blog, and this one reminded me of my days at Pitt.
Late Nite Drive Thru
Nuthin' But Net
Donnie the Retard
All Shaft No Head
Lick My Lincoln
Lady Does Suck
Just Marisa (wasn't she named at the last Kimchi?)
Day Old Fish
Start time: 5:45 PM
Distance: 5.75 miles - Fountain Creek out and back
Pace: 7:52 per mile
Weather: 20F, chilly but clear
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
So any of you athletes out there ever have lower back trouble? What did you do for it?
Start time: 5:15AM
Distance: 4.3 miles - Knob Hill short
Pace: 7:37 per mile
Weather: 13F, "feels like" 2F; partly cloudy; I really wish winter would end
Monday, January 29, 2007
So I took the opportunity to start a Thurs evening track workout group. First meeting will be this Thursday, 6PM, at the Colorado College track. All are welcome. No set workout, though Josh and I are gonna churn out 6 x 800 meters with one lap rest in between. I'm gonna try to average sub 3:10 for all of 'em, but it's been a LONG time since I've been on a track so it might take a bit for me to figure out pacing again.
Of course, just as important as the killer workout is carbohydrate replinishment, and as all of yunz should know Tony's is just down the street from the CC track...
"Be cautious - this is woods running - not a nice road with course marshalls. Potential exciting dangers if you go off trail are: getting bitten by starving animals, exploding gas pipelines, 29,000 volts of electricity, wind burn, running into tree branches and poking eyes out, sticker bushes, crawling under barbed wire, sliding down mud cliffs, slipping on ice or snow and breaking bones, encountering swamp gas or frozen rats."
Ended up 11th out of 83 finishers at the winter series eight miler. Had a bunch of Air Force Academy guys there, and I whooped 'em all, as well as a ton of high school cross country runners. Pretty happy with my race, especially the huge negative split I pulled off. Knee is still a bit sore from the fall but I don't think it's anything serious.
Start time: 10:15AM
Distance: 8.0 miles - south Fountain Creek
Pace: 6:50 per mile
Weather: Cloudy, temps in the mid 20s with light snow showers, and light wind; icy trail
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
I'll post a report, and even pics of my now-torn up and extremely painful left knee, later on. Good race though, hopefully it's foreshadowing the great effort all the Austin 3Mers are gonna have tomorrow!
Friday, January 26, 2007
Late Night Drive Through
Nuthin' But Net
Donnie the Retard
All Shaft No Head
Lick My Lincoln
Lady Does Suck
Anywho, what are some of the aspects of hashing I should include in the article?
Start time: 6:30AM
Distance: 5.5 miles - Rebekah's loop
Time: 44:00 (guessing, as my watch froze up at 5:29)
Pace: 8:00 per mile
Weather: 28F, still a bit icy in spots but a good morning for a run
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Back East Bar & Grill
Bijou Bar and Grill
Bristol Brewing Company
El Dorado Lounge
Finish Line Lounge
Irish House IV
Jim's Neighborhood Lounge
Knob Hill Lounge
Murray St. Darts
Old Mill Tavern
Old School Tavern
Penalty Box Lounge
Phantom Canyon Brewery
Pine Top Lounge
Putting Green Lounge
Red Rock Lounge
Sam's - The World's Smallest Bar
Thunder & Buttons
Time Out Lounge
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Start time: 5:20PM
Distance: 7.4 miles - CRC along Fountain Creek to the Zeb Pike skate park and back
Pace: 8:16 per mile
Weather: 28F, "feels like" 21F; one of the better CO nights in a while
Let me know who all is interested. Expect the mugs to run about $30. First ten hot, single harriettes to order one will get a free dirty sanchez from the current CKH3 GM!
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
I figured the entire talk would revolve around the events that shaped the movie, but it was more of a highlight reel of Yates's accomplishments. Lots and lots of first ascents of impossibly difficult peaks all around the world. I'm not really into the technical stuff he does, but the presentation was awesome and included tons of pics from the world's highest and toughest peaks.
Even more fun was getting to hang out with the Colorado Mountain Club at a great dive bar (O'Malley's) before and after the gig. I ordered a burger, and the waitress brought me out a raw beef patty. You're supposed to go cook it yourself on a grill inside the bar. Luckily there were women around to take pity on me and make sure I didn't ruin the burger.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Even got to get rid of a can of chicken soup I've had for over a year by hitting up a drum clinic featuring Stanton before the show. It was pretty cool, he did a quick history of the sound of New Orleans music and then rocked out on the drums.
Good to see Strip Me and Butt Mustard at the show, at least I'm not the only hasher around here with decent taste in music.
Start time: 6PM
Distance: 5.5 miles
Pace: 7:56 per mile
Weather: 18F, "feels like" 11F; chilly but no wind;
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
I don't really want to go back to school, but I figured that most of my credits from Pitt would transfer, I'd take advantage of the 100% tuition assistance for Pikes Peak Community College, take a few classes full of hottie co-eds, and get an associate degree in criminal justice.
So I called up the education center on Peterson this afternoon. Here's the main conversation:
Me: "Hi, how do I get college credits transferred towards the CCAF program?"
Ed guy: "Where are the credits from?"
Me: "The University of Pittsburgh."
Ed guy: (long pause) "Where is that located?"
Me: (long pause): "Uh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"
Me: (after another too long of a pause from the ed guy) "It's an actual school in Pittsburgh, not some online diploma mill."
Ed guy: "OK, you'll hafta bring in your transcripts in and we'll take a look at them."
So hopefully next week I'll be on my way towards that prestigous CCAF certificate. Hopefully it won't dumb me down to the level of the AF education center workers.
Start time: 3PM
Distance: 4.0 Miles
Pace: 17:25 per mile
Weather: 35F, chilly but no wind; beautiful views of a snowed in city
FYI, the redhead Arizona chick offered me a blow job for the shirt I'm wearing in this pic. I turned it down, because she hadn't done the trail (though I did offer her an Austin hash shirt instead). Asshole hounds hafta keep the standards high!
But if yunz're bored at work today, here's a link to all my posts from last January. Included are my final days as an Austinite, the Bandera 100K, TexMex '06, Durango Snowdown, and the move to Colorado. And, though it seems like a decade ago, the run up to the Steelers super bowl victory.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Start time: 5:15AM
Distance: 5.5 Miles
Pace: 9:38 per mile
Weather: 9F, chilly and windy, much better suited for staying in bed
Start time: 6PM
Distance: 5.7 miles
Pace: 7:43 per mile
Weather: 35F, clear but chilly
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Start time: 12:30PM
Distance: 16.5 miles
Pace: 15:13 per mile (this includes standing around for the beer stops and the class 4 scramble up to Franklin Mountain)
Weather: 60F, warm and sunny
Despite the recent debacle that was TexMex, the Kimchi hash will be on the piss again this Saturday!
Start point: Jim's Neighborhood Lounge, 1833 Peterson Road, CSCO, 80915. Not exactly sure but I believe this is near the intersection of Peterson Road and Palmer Park Road.
Start time: 3:30PM
Hare: Grannylingus. He said it would be just a bit shorter than the Asshole trail in El Paso.
Friday, January 12, 2007
Day 1: I got retardedly drunk, had a spectacular fall down a mountain during the hash, threw up at King's X, and ate lunch at Sunset Pizzera. Great start to the weekend!
on-on to Rosa's Cantina!
Thursday, January 11, 2007
I'll be offline until at least Monday, hope you wankers can survive without me updating my blog for that long.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
OK, so I should have posted this blog last week, but the New Monsoon show was awesome! Lincoln, you're a total fag for bailing on this, I doubt you'll get to see a show this good while you're living in the Springs. Not quite as good as the time I saw 'em after the MOFRO/Galactic show at Stubb's, but I can't ask for a better show at the Black Sheep.
Rest of the pics can be seen here.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
2. If I had a vote in the AP poll, Bosie State woulda been my number one. Well, they woulda been #2, behind Pitt, but you catch my drift.
3. I'm glad Mark McGwire didn't get into the hall of fame. I wish Goose Gossage would have gotten in.
4. Felt super old today when someone asked me my marathon PR. Not too shabby with a 2:55 (better than Lance, FYI), but they asked when I ran that. It was Pittsburgh 1997! A decade ago! Sheesh.
5. Free pint 'o brew to whomever can figure out which comedian said the quote that inspired the title of this post. Yes, Smut, I still owe you a pint from the Kelly Bundy trivia, and you'll get it if you ever decide to hash in Colorado.
Monday, January 08, 2007
I'm a huge fan of Alma, population of less than 200. Nice little mountain town that I've visited several times due to it's proximity to several 14ers. Only two pubs in the town, the South Park Saloon and Alma's Only Bar (possible pub crawl site for CoTex), both of which get you treated like a local if you visit. Nothing like the yuppie ski bars where you gotta wait 20 minutes for the priviledge of paying $4 for a can of budweiser.
Alma also won cool points with me for taking up a lease for the DeCaLiBro land. When Nicole and I hiked those 14ers last August, we were tresspassing. The mining company, due to liability issues, didn't want folks on their land. Enter Alma, who now leases the land and any liability issues that go along with it. And the hike is now legal. Which gives me a good excuse to go back and climb 'em all again!
Anyways, the town of Winter Park, which sits at just over 9,000 feet, now claims 12,060 feet, because one of it's mountains (probably Mary Jane) hits that height. And of course WP now claims to be America's highest town. And you know that all those yuppie posers who need a ride to the top of a mountain are already buying the "Get High in Winter Park" shirts.
Just venting here. In my short time in Colorado (coming up on the year anniversary, FYI) my favorite places have been the small mining towns like Alma, Fairplay, Leadville, Salida, Lake City...I could go on and on. I find the few major ski towns I've been to way too fake, and it irks me to see the big ski places trying to take something away from the smaller towns.
Read the article here.
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Saturday was a bunch of newcomers briefings. Really boring. A lot of the people here aren't from Colorado, so one of the briefings was about the city of Colorado Springs. The instructor asked me where my hometown was, and of course I said Pittsburgh. He then told me that since I was from sea level, if I were to climb Pikes Peak the altitude would make me sick and perhaps kill me! I told him I would keep that in mind...
Sunday was spent in the unit storage shed cleaning weapons. Not my favorite thing to do, especially since I didn't even fire the weapon. But it was fun bullshitting and getting to know everyone. Also got the paperwork to go pick up my uniforms, so I should have some more military pics soon.
Found out that the cop school I'll have to go to is 4.5 months long. It's in San Antonio, so yunz Texans will hafta deal with me during the upcoming year. Trying to get there as soon as I can, I'd love to have an excuse to bail on this Colorado winter.
Tried to volunteer to go to Kurdistan (sp?) for a 45 day deployment to guard an air base that we use to re-fuel planes going to Iraq and Afghanistan. They wouldn't let me since I haven't been to the above school.
As soon as I'm allowed to volunteer for stuff like that, I'm gonna try to go to Afghanistan. I want to do a mountain patrol while I'm young enough that I won't crap my pants if someone shoots at me.
Start time: 4:20PM
Distance: 9.0 miles (Monument Creek)
Pace: 9:57 per mile
Weather: 17F, "feels like" 4F
Week #7 distance: 29.9 miles
Week #7 time: 5:06:54
Average week #7 pace: 10:15 per mile
Total quest distance: 175.8 miles
Total quest time: 28:07:03
Average quest pace: 9:35 per mile
Average weekly mileage: 25.1 miles
Friday, January 05, 2007
If you could only listen to three band/artists for the rest of your life, who would they be?
Start time: 5:45AM
Distance: 5.6 miles (Knob Hill - east)
Pace: 9:06 per mile
Weather: 30F, heavy snowfall
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Opening band is Manitou's own Creating a Newsence!
Gonna be a great show!
Monday, January 01, 2007
Beautiful way to start the new year at Palmer Park this morning! I screwed up and took a wrong turn, ended up doing the 5K instead of the planned 10K. Whoops. Didn't run too bad, and my feared lack of speed isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I ran 22:11, which sounds slow but due to all the ice and the hills, and the fact that I thought I was doing a 10K for the first two miles, the time isn't too slow. In fact, I'll be looking to go sub-20 in two weeks at the Cross Country Caper.
Had quite a few hashers show up, below are Chucky Cheeks, All Nighter, and Bloody Z.
Distance: 3.1 miles through the icy roads of Palmer Park
Pace: 7:09 per mile (first mile, up an icy hill, was 7:40)
Weather: 40F, clear skies, windy