After too many serious posts, a lighter one. Over New Years, my wife and I were with a bunch of friends celebrating the New Year. After many drinks, we busted out my friend's kid's Wii and started playing Wii Fit. The first thing you do in Wii Fit is create a character and it asks you various questions: how old you are, how tall you are, etc. Then you stand on a platform and it measures your balance, center of gravity, etc. It is really pretty clever. Then, the Wii crunches some numbers and spits out your Wii Fit age based on weight and physical coordination. My friends went first and their Wii Fit ages came out close to their actual age. Then I confidently stepped up, eight weeks out from running a 3:42 marathon. My Wii Fit age: 72.
Another story, drawing off a comment in my post about giving up beer and hard liquor for Lent. I thought I meant to say I rarely drink hard liquor, and by "rarely" I mean once or twice a week. I did not mean that I rarely drink beer. To the contrary.
Last Father's Day (in mid June) I ran a Fathers Day 5 mile race in 35:08, at 7:08 pace, setting a PR. Later that afternoon, someone asked my then 8 year old daughter if her dad (me) was doing anything special for Father's Day. She said "No, he is probably at home, sitting on the couch, drinking beer and watching football."