Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Brad vs. the Volcano

So last night on my trainer ride, I watched Joe Vs. the Volcano.  It's a cheeky movie with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, who plays 3 parts, BTW.....

Basic premise of the movie is a guy thinks that his life is ending so he's enticed to "live like a king and die like a man".  While a funny kinda hit home.  Making changes in your life so you're happy.  I don't think that anyone went to heaven, met St. Peter at the gates and said....I'd really like one more day at work.  Or, You think I can get one more shot at spending time alone.

Now, don't get me wrong....I have a great life.  Good work/life balance, loving family, 2 healthy and happy and smart and beautiful and.....ok, I'll, a hot wife, a nice house, I'm training for an Ironman, eating good......I have no right to complain, at all, about anything.  The movie struck me about that....that last sentence.  I shouldn't complain.  When training is hard, when work is difficult, when the baby is screaming in my's all a part of the process.  At the end, I'm happy. 

The trainer ride lasted only an hour (of supposed to be two).  My nutrition was off yesterday and water consumption was zero.  I trudged thru that hour, then did resistance exercises and sit-ups/push ups for the second half of the movie.  I crakned out 200 push ups and 550 sit-ups.....BOOM!  (and I'm feeling it this morning)

Tonight is a 4 mile run.  It's 40 degrees outside with a 90% chance of rain until 9am tomorrow.  Run may be on the treadmill, if so.  No need to tempt fate and maybe get sick.

Total crunches:  3550


  1. How many movies have those two made together?

    Your right, at the end of the day, we have nothing to really complain about, life is tough, many of the things you listed are the toughest things you will ever have to do, but they are also the most rewarding too

  2. Sheesh, it's been forever since I've watched that movie BUT what I do remember is that I once lived a cubicle life and I remember the horrid feeling of those fluorescent lights hanging over me. Uggg. Tonight's my turn on the bike. This Sunday it's suppose to be sunny and 50! I feel an outdoor ride coming on!