Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Top Ten List

And now, from the home office in Spring, Texas, top 10 reasons every middle-aged man should run (add your own in the comments):

10. Because the God of Training Peaks and his holy prophet Coach Kris said so, praise be to him.

9. Because you can't be young at heart unless you skip, and running drills are the only way to do skipping with any kind of plausible deniability.

8. Because if you weren't a runner, your fascination with Kara Goucher would be way too creepy.

7. Because a running playlist on your ipod is about the only legitimate way for a middle aged man to enjoy Justin Timberlake in a public setting--and no, you're not bringing sexy back.

6. Because you still love Guns n' Roses and Van Halen, but need something to do while you rock out. (And no, not the post-David-Lee-Roth Van Halen, the real stuff. Rock on.)

5. Because if your circle of friends is restricted to other 40 year old men, you're a bore.

4. Because if you're not an runner/triathlete and your circle of friends is still highly populated by fit women in spandex, you're a creep.

3. Because beer is a good thing, but love handles are not.

2. Because beer in a state of exhaustion is a foretaste of heaven.

1. Because when father time catches you, you hope he's clutching his chest and wheezing.

And now, yours?


TxTriSkatemom said...

very nice. I posted my ten reasons every nearly-40-year-old mom should run on my blog:


Richard said...

Because being in better shape than you were in your 20s makes you feel somehow younger than you were back then. If I keep this up, I may hit 18 again (although I'm not sure that would be a good thing).

CoachLiz said...

Because it keeps you guys from having to take those tiny blue pills that Pfizer sells. Let's hear it for good heart health!

Fe-lady said...

Because I feel better about myself when I can pass a 40 year old male in a race...(some 40 year old men that is).

TriSaraTops said...

Love it! Great list.

Dan said...

I run so I can feel like this guy. (With a tip-o-the-hat to Spokane Al for the link.)

richvans said...

Because if you don't run, you're an aquabiker and who wants that!

IronMatron said...

I'm with Coach Liz.
Also, fat, out of shape men can't play hoops with their kids. And that's fucking sad.