Tuesday, November 26, 2013

It's a Good Life...

I end every writing with that simple yet very true statement. It's a good life.... say it enough times and it becomes true. I have a short list to be pissed off about:

  1. Weasels who join your team then stab you in the back all for more money
  2. Weasels who say they your friend who hire employees 
  3. The guy who said I get paid in sun
  4. ALS 
  5. Booking a flight to China for two weeks from now all because of #1 and #2
  6. My Bike got Stolen

But look what makes this life good....
  1. I have a hot sexy wife and have been married to her for 20 years. 
  2. Our son is simply everything I wanted to be when I was 15
  3. We have the best dog ever. 
  4. I love my job - Running shoes is what I do and I get to do that in San Diego. 
  5. I am healthy and can still ride, swim and run with my son. 
So when I say It's a good life... It's because it is the crap will always be there so focusing on the good will make me a better person. 

It's a good life....

Friday, November 1, 2013

The High School Runner Cluster Meet 2

There are runners who start off a race or start off a season with a bang. Then there are athletes who get stronger as the race or the season progresses. Marco is the latter. He's stronger over the back half of the race and he was 15 seconds faster than last week. He's also moving closer to the #1 runner on the team. Another 2 seconds faster and he becomes the new #1. I knew he could get there someday if he wanted. I did not think it would happen when he was a sophomore.

After the race he saw me talking to Steve Scott, only the best miler in US history and coach of Cal State San Marcos. Marco walked up, shook hands, introduced himself and had a great running conversation. I was more impressed with that move than the running.

Two more races and assuming they go well, there will be a third on Thanksgiving weekend.

Personally I am signing off for two weeks. I am headed out on a big business trip hitting a couple states and 3 countries outside the USA.

It's a good life....