Thursday, November 8, 2007

Is it really November?

Two weeks from today is Thanksgiving! That means approximately 336 hours from now, I'll probably be on the verge of passing out (no, not from alcohol...that will be approximately 348 hours) For the past few years, my father, my two brothers and I have made a tradition to run in a 5K on Thanksgiving morning. My father has probably been in the best shape out of all of us each year, which adds to the dramatic fact that he could beat us. If any of you know my father, that would mean we would hear about it just about everyday until the next race. I can hear it already...

Me: Hey Dad, how was your day?
Dad: Not as good as that day I kicked your -

Last year, my oldest brother Dan was also in good shape and he left us all in the dust. Pat, who I don't think had even speed-walked since the previous Thanksgiving run, somehow crept behind me in the homestretch of the race (not like I distinctly remember that or anything though). Fortunately, however, I was able to finish before my father. But none of that will matter in 2 weeks. Are you beginning to sense the competitive nature of the Whalen family?

P.S. Note: new blog added to the LVH blogs..."The Adventures of Gail and Bill"...Yes, Gail started a blog with her husband. Now Kathryn, Gail, Dave, and I can get matching rings and put them together to create a superhero (like Captain Planet...except it would be Captain Web).

P.P.S. It's been 5 minutes since I posted this and the Captain Planet song is running rampant in my head.


David Oblas said...

oo!! can i be the green lantern?? I dont know exactly what he does, but he has something to do with a lantern!

Looking forward to the next blog where you talk about your lunch experience today!! HAHAHAHA!

Tom Whalen said...

2007 is the year!!! Ran a pretty good 5K this morning in Hawaii in the final training phase to kick my three sons' butts next week!