May 08, 2008
So.. it's Day 3 without you. I did something I haven't done in a long time. Took a long walk this morning. During, I had plenty of time to reflect on someone you don't know... me before you. Let me give you an idea of who that person is.
Everytime I've used you, I do it because I believe makes me feel strong, focused, able to work for many hours, clean the house - superpower like... so I thought. But during the walk, I remembered someone else:
1) How about the guy who owned a mobile car wash business nearly 9 years ago. We would go out in the AM and bust our @SS all day cleaning cars. Then get home and go out on the bike for a ride.
2) Let's compare my race results from last Sunday. In 2001, I did the FULL distance triathlon (swim, bike, & run). I finished the bike in under an hour and 20 mins. Last Sunday, I was on a 3 person relay team and ONLY did the bike. With 6 of you in my body, I was over 10 mins slower. I could barely get my @ss up those hills. How disappointing. Could it have anything to do with the 30lbs. you've help me put on?
3) Or how about when I had the Triathlon business? I remember those days when I rode 50 miles to get to work and then would do a full day and ride home. Or the endless weekends when we went to the expos! Pack up the entire store on Friday night (after a full days work), drive up to 5 hours, sleep a little, wake up and setup a full booth (by unpacking everything). Spend 8 hours in the sun with customers and then pack everything up and go home. Put the shop back together on Sunday and do it all over again the next week. And don't forget that time at Donner Lake when we did the full two days and then went home - I skipped the car that night and road my bike 50 miles home. Wow.
4) Or how about those days when I was riding my bike for a few hours in the morning, working all day (maybe even a flight to LA), and then get home and run 6-8 miles. And the Sat. rides! 3-4 hours doing the Lake Loop (7K climbing).
That's just a little about the person before you. Sorry, but your little white pills are not as strong as you think. You could never pull any of that off. When my body tolerance goes high - you're good for about an hour or energy.
Best of luck to you - but I'm going to give it ago without you for now. I know you are not done tempting me - but these (and many more stories) will help keep me from your endless trickery.