Saturday, January 05, 2008

Secret Message

I have a message to Pokey, Javamom, Eric, Chad, k80k, Moon, diva, Papa Bear, Taryn, Tri-Dummy, Momo, Jumper, Eris2krat, Marcy and all the rest that are running a marathon on the 13th. It's in red below, a secret message.

Gtooond ,LDuicsknteoyeavnedrRyoocnkeNr ’uRnonlilnMgAIrnatthheoHnosu!s


You all know the story of the person that has a bucket and 3 large rocks, 5 smaller rocks and lots of gravel. They have to get all the rocks and gravel in the bucket. When they put the gravel in first, they can't get the large rocks in. Finally, they figure out that they have to put in the large rocks, then the smaller rocks and then pour the gravel in last.

Cheryl up in Maine is having a tough time getting her workouts in and I thought of this story. Our workouts are the large rocks in life. If we don't fit them in first, everything else in life will fill our bucket and the workouts will be left out. We all have this issue from time to time. I told Cheryl to get a bit selfish and make the workouts an 'A' priority. When workouts take priority over family, work, eating, sleeping and even vacations, I find that those things become better anyway. I have better relationships with my family, I am a better worker at work, I eat, sleep and feel better when I do my workouts. Give Cheryl some support at her blog and try making your workouts an 'A' priority. Your family will love you for it and you'll love it too. Funny how that works. Take care of yourself and everyone around you will be better off.

Try the rocks and bucket trick. Get a bucket. Fill it half way up with gravel or small rocks or sand. Then get 5 bigger rocks that fill up about half of the remaining bucket space. Then get three large rocks that could fit in the bucket by themselves, but not on top of the grave. Take it all out and put the rocks in largest to smallest. Make it work and then let your kids try the experiment.

Did you figure out the message yet? Keep trying.

Oh yeah, I can beat up 23 five year olds at once. You'll have to go to Obrats blog to see how many you can beat up.

OK. I gotta run. No literally, I have to go for a run.
Mile 1198, Chandler, AZ -Yesterday I got to golf with my nephew John Lachmann. He's out visiting Arizona and southern California and watching a lot of hockey. It's the second time I've golfed in the past 12 months. The other time was with my dad and John's dad, Bob.

Tonight John and I are going to see the Coyotes play the Mighty Ducks on the frozen pond. Are they still mighty? Anyway, I did get in a run this afternoon. 4.08 miles in about 45 minutes. You can see the details on the graph below. However, what it doesn't tell you is that I did about a half mile before I realized that garmin was on.

12 comments:

J~mom said...

weiorwupeonweornwe rweornjweorpnwae to you too!!

K80K said...

Oh oh I figured it out, do I win something?

Good luck to you too Pat. Do they provide runner tracking for the Rock n' Roll Marathon? I would love to sign up for it so I can where you are as I am running mine.

K80K said...

I didn't realize that Houston was running on the 13th too. Wow, that is several big marathon all on the same day.

J-Wim said...

Cracked the code but you made my head hurt......
Good Luck to you all!

Irene said...

It says something like Good luck on your Rock n' Roll Marathon, and something else... I won't be there this year but I will be thinking about you, knowing that you'll be great!

Cheryl said...

Well, thanks for telling everyone what a slacker I am! Just kidding. I like that illustration. I had only heard it before in a sermon, but same idea. Had fun cracking your code. Good luck to you, Pokey, and Java in the R n' R!

Taryn said...

Good little tidbit there - I'll definitely have to remember that next time I feel overwhelmed at fitting it all in!

See you soon!

Dan Seifring said...

Figured it out. Your getting close Pat.

Marcy said...

I think the Disney one in Fl is going on also on the 13th. Good luck to you too, although I'll need it mroe than you LOL

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Cheryl, I'm a slacker too. Needed to hear the bucket story again. Thanks, Pat. I have got to get out there.

Cute little secret message. You are adorable. I love your comment about cracking the whip, too!!

Pokey said...

I dont have the brain power today to figure it out (I'm a bit under the weather, I think....) so I'll just say "same to you Pat!!!" :)

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