Sunday, April 29, 2007

Limits

I borrowed this from another blogger, but it's such a great picture I couldn't resist. It also sums up my feelings of late.

I did not feel like I'd been destroyed by my 150 mile ride--at least that's what I thought. I ran a couple of snappy workouts this week, but I felt sleepy all the time. Now, even after a nice casual ride with MisheleK, a quadruple-iron training partner, I ache walking down stairs. Time to taper?? Um, yeah.

It would seem we all have our limits.

Another type of limit was reached on Friday night. I arrived home after a decent swim to find both women in the dog pound upstairs watching a movie.

Actually watching a miniseries--the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice.

Now, I may wear a bow tie to work, and I may shave places that most men don't, but darn it, I'm a man, and I have limits. To quote that great philosopher, Popeye, "that's alls I can stands, and I can't stands no more."

Rather than risk atrophy to my "package" or having it confiscated altogether, I elected to leave them to their chick flick. I did what any self-respecting man's man would do.

I went to sleep by nine.

11 comments:

21stCenturyMom said...

I thought the correct remedy was to grab a beer, down it and then out a loud belch.

Your solution was both more refined and more appropriate to your condition. Rest up! You have a 1/2 IM in 5 days!!

Mallie said...

Get that taper on. Sounds like you need it before your big event. Just found you through TriSaraTops...I'll check back to see how your 1/2 went!

Nytro said...

i made benny watch Step Up last night.

sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do.

Curly Su said...

you better be able to stay up later than that this weekend!

Steve S. said...

Congrats on doing the right MAN thing to do.

Iron Pol said...

Ahhhh, it must be nice living in a house where everyone puts themselves to bed...

Carrie said...

Rest Well for Wildflower!! Another deposit in the IMWI bank, baby!

Taconite Boy said...

See ya in 48 hrs hound dog
:)

Bigun said...

you did the right thing. Of course a nice loud fart would have punctuated your distain for the movie in a way only a man could - but sulking off to bed is ok too...

SkiRough said...

Ha :) You have some hilarious emasculating moments with the women in your life!

Great picture btw!

mishele k said...

I'm glad you said that! I was horrified that I was tight on Sunday. Nothing a trip on the mountain bike couldn't fix though.

I hope you took it easy this week...