Chair One: I swear the guy must have been almost four hundred pounds!

Chair Two: Wow, that’s amazing. So you just held him the whole time?

Chair One: What else could I do?

Chair Two: I don’t think I would have made it. I’ve done like three hundred and it was only for like an hour.

Chair One: No, I bet you’d be fine with four hundred.

Chair Two: Remember Sammy?

Chair One: Oh yeah… geez, that was awful.

Chair Two: He just crumpled like paper and that was only about two fifty.

Chair One: Manufacturing defects man- you never know.

Chair Two: Yeah.

Chair One: Hmm.

Chair Two: So… when the big ones get up do you ever take a whiff?

Chair One: Uh… sometimes.

Chair Two: Me too.

The End

My Little Corvette Buddy

My youngest son recently came into a bit of money ($13).  While shopping at Costco with his mom he came across a display of different cars. My wife said that without any hesitation he picked out this blue Corvette and said that’s what he wanted to spend his money on. He played with the car non-stop for two days and even took it to bed with him (this is what the boys in our family do- when we like something we take it to bed).  He kept saying the cutest things like “We have Corvettes, right Dad?” and “Our Corvettes go fast!” I think this little guy is going to be my car buddy when he gets a bit older.

The car models from Costco are each $12 and for the price they are actually pretty awesome The Corvette my son bought has an incredibly detailed interior and engine bay. I’m almost tempted to get one myself! Anyway, just wanted to share this little moment of joy.

Posted by Cam, November 12, 2011

Utah Valley Marathon Anyone?

I decided to register  for the Utah Valley Marathon on Saturday, June 9, 2012.  I’m hoping that having an actual event to train for (as opposed to an abstract goal) will be a more effective way to continue my fitness quest.

I decided to benchmark myself yesterday (November 7, 2011) to get an idea of where I’m starting from with regard to my training. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to run a half marathon on my treadmill without too much difficulty (I will confess that mile 13 was a little grueling). I put the treadmill  incline on “1” and ran the entire way at a little over 6mph with a finishing time of 2:10:02. Not an incredible time, but not bad for a 216 pound guy who has only casually jogged for the last six weeks (we had a baby- life got hard- there were donuts… I can’t talk about it).

My goal for the Utah Valley Marathon is to finish in under 4 hours (aim high, right?).  Anyone else up for this? It would be great to have some training partners!

Posted by Cam, Novemeber 8, 2011