"There's only one hard and fast rule in running: sometimes you have to run one hard and fast."

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Blackberry picking:
Birthday present to myself
(Crabapples ripe, too.)

The birthday restaurant trek will be a St. Paul thing. Mickey's, Porky's, Chatterbox, 5-8 (didn't know there was a St. Paul 5-8!), Snuffy's, St. Clair Broiler. Six burgers should be enough. Then maybe dessert in White Bear at the Chef Shack.

I guess I should point out that I eat this way very rarely. Some have developed the idea I'm a big beer drinker (I was, once) from things I've said, but I've had 14 or 15 total this year. I mentioned downing 4 Red Bulls once and some got the idea that that was typical - I've had 7 in my life. I mention things because they're unusual. The same seems to be happening with my running; I'm not saying when I run 8 miles day after day, but I do mention the unusual runs.

Saturday, I'm planning on 6-7 hours of hill repeats at Hyland - gotta work off the burgers. All are welcome to join me.


Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

yeah, but you only mentioned that you had already eaten human flesh because I asked!

That scares me because it implies cannibalism is the rule, not the exception, for you.

Plus ... I haven't heard a peep from Dr. Nic since you made that admission ... was he as stringy and bland as he looks?

Chippewa said...

how about eating a burger every hour of hill repeats. 6 hours, 6 burgers...

see you at leanhorse if not earlier.

Mitch R. said...

I will be thinking of your hill repeats on Saturday when I hammer out 5 1/2 hours on a bike trainer. You will have more fun than me.

If you want, you can join me for hill repeats at the Birkyard Hill early Sunday morning.

SteveQ said...

The 5-8 is actually in Maplewood and not the same as the Minneapolis 5-8, so I'm down to 5 burgers.

Just had my first lunch today, so make it 4 left.

sea legs girl said...

Happy birthday! I'm sorry you had to spend so much of it looking at Anton Krupicka's shorts.

Jean said...

Happy birthday Steve. Hope you had some great burgers today! :)

I was blackberry picking recently as well. Wow, were they ever nice and ripe last week!