Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Buying Luck

If this summer has proven anything, it would be the following: 1) plantar fasciitis doesn’t get better by simply pretending it doesn’t exist (which is strange because almost all of my problems are solved that way); 2) I cannot run well in the heat and therefore must relocate to Alaska; and 3) no matter how long you complain, a certain movie theater will not refund your money simply because G.I. Joe was terrible and awful rolled into one--terriful.

All this heat and humidity and uber-fail runs have me thinking I need to do something dramatic to ensure Chicago will not replicate the 85 degree temps for this year’s marathon. After all, this is my ‘going for BQ’ attempt. Therefore, compelled to do something that will positively influence the Midwest weather in October, I fed a goat a dollar.

I did this for several reasons: 1) although I don’t necessarily subscribe to the magical power of goats, nor am I a goat worshiper, I though it couldn’t hurt; 2) that little guy looked hungry; 3) I wasn’t about to feed him my ten.

Now some may question my methods, but I have a feeling this little stunt will provide low 50s and cloudy weather come October 11, 2009.

7 comments:

Sun Runner said...

If you actually went and saw G.I. Joe of your own free will, then you deserve to lose ALL of your money for being such a colossal sucker.

Irish Cream said...

I REALLY hope your trick works . . . but good call on not feeding the goat your ten; we might have ended up with a blizzard on race day!

Running and living said...

Hey whatever it takes, right? I have the same problem with heat, so I'd even feed a goat a ten to have temps in the 50s-60s. Good luck with the rest of the training. Taper will be here shortly! Ana-Maria

Morgan said...

I request the location of this goat so I might pay my hommage as well. A nice cool (but not too cool since my blood is thinned way out from my Michigander days) October 11th would be fantastic! :)

Paul said...

Yep, the old "feed the goat a dollar" trick! It doesn't work here in Oz ... the goats are a bit too wily - and our dollars are coins! Hope your homespun voodoo works. Cheers, PB

Running and living said...

PMP is planned marathon pace. Good luck, Ana-Maria

B.o.B. said...

Sounds very similar to giving a pig a pancake. I am very sorry you were one of those people who actually went to see G.I. Joe, that movie had stink bomb written all over it.