"Only in his own house, by his wife, is a fairly decent marathoner not respected" - Jim 8/16/11
|Me & super beautiful, awesome, smart, wonderful, lovely, better than me wife ... Michael!|
Here's a little scene from this morning's events at my house ...
The scenario: I've been up since 2:15am because I couldn't sleep ... but I'm in a REALLY great mood ... I just had a killer speed workout where I touched 5:30/mile pace for half mile stretches (my fastest ever) ... I come into the bathroom where my beautiful wife is getting ready ... and ACTION:
Me: Hey beautiful ... wow, you look hotter than ever - is this heaven, 'cause there's an angel in my bathroom!
Michael: (Silent ... no response and snarling a little)
Me: Awe sugar-baby ... what the heck is wrong ... is everything okay?
Michael: (Silent ... no response and rolling her eyes)
Me: Wow, I had a great workout ... miles 5-8 were 6:36, 6:20, 6:24, 6:27 ... and best of all sweet-cheeks, I ran long portions of my run at a 5:30/mile pace!!!
Michael: Wow ... that's amazing babe! (mixed with a little sarcasm)
Me: I'm just sayin', that's really fast for me!
Michael: Yeah, we get it ... you're awesome! (Now the sarcasm is obvious)
Me: I think if you go touch the sidewalk were I ran ... it's probably still warm!
Michael: (Deep sigh ... gripping the curling iron a little harder now ... shaking her head)
Me: Did you work out this morning?
Michael: No I didn't!!! Is that okay with you??? It was planned because I have a swim tonight alright??? (detecting a little tension)
Me: Is it intimidating to live with a great athlete?
Michael: You're an idiot ... when are you going out of town this week???
Clearly my improving running prowess is not appreciated in the A.M. in my house. That's okay, I know when she says things like, "You're an 'idiot'" & "when are you going out of town this week?" she really means, "Wow babe, you are one of the greatest athletes I've ever laid eyes on ... and I really aspire to be like you! Please teach me the ways of running and how to master speed like you have! I love you!"
... be great today!