Sunday, March 11, 2007

Coffee Beans

Mmmmmm...I can almost smell it.

Okay, so there there is a man somewhere in this picture. Can you find him?


  • If you find the man in the coffee beans in 3 seconds, the right half of your brain is better developed than most people.
  • If you find the man between 3 seconds and 1 minute, the right half of your brain is developed normally.
  • If you find the man between 1 minute and 3 minutes, the right half of your brain is functioning slowly and you need to eat more protein.
  • If you still can't find him, keep looking; the man is really there! Once you find him, it will seem obvious.

Now for keeping me honest.

  • Yesterday I ran 6.3 miles. That's pretty good for me. I've decided that I'm going to start increasing my 'long runs'. I'll target 7 miles next weekend, then 8 the week after. We'll see how that goes and adjust from there.
  • Today I only managed to get in an 8.5 mile bike ride, though, and that is not so good. I was a little messed up this morning by daylight savings time. I also opted to do some over-due yard clean-up work this afternoon rather than go out again to reclaim the missed morning miles. Next weekend, I'll once again target a 20-30mile ride.


  1. Cool pic. I will admit, it took me a little while, not quite a minute, but a little while.

    Nice job on the run!

  2. Thanks for the info on oatbread, I will keep that in mind. The wheat bread just kills me - I can never get enough once I start on it!

  3. Great plan on the long runs. Sounds like your training is going well.

    Interesting picture.

  4. Sorry, I gave up in disgust :-) What does that tell us about my brain? LOL. Remember the 10% rule on increasing your runs! 20-30 mile bike ride sounds very impressive! You go, girl!!

  5. I looked at the picture then read the question. I found the guy in a couple of seconds, I think my brain is still out of whack thou..

    Great job on the run. Hey that is a 10k training, great job.

    ps. didn't you give up coffee for lent. I think that would be a tempting picture to show yourself :)

  6. Interesting...I think it took me about a minute. Good job getting a ride in even if it was short. I chose to do some gardening today too!

  7. I skipped right to the training bit - I already had my coffee and my man for today, thanks. ;)

    Any time spent outside in this weather is OK time - whether on a bike or (and this is a just an educated/I-may-be-in-the-same-shoes guess here) cleaning up after Bandit.

  8. ok, in all honesty, it took me about 1 second. I have a knack for seeing discrepancies in patterns almost instantaneously (a blessing and a curse). I can find 4-leaf clovers almost at will just by skimming a patch of clovers. I guess that's why I'm good at writing html code (good grief, I'm a geek). One small word of advice on your weekly increase, just be patient about it and don't overdo it. I've had plenty of long runs scheduled that ended up being way shorter than what I expected, and I simply accepted it and didn't pressure myself to do the whole distance. On the flipside, I've had days where I may have planned to do 10 miles and ended up doing 15. Just be flexible.

    I wanted to also follow up and thank you again for linking your blog to our running Blog Database. It has now grown to bloggers from 37 states in the US and 21 other countries of all ages and abilities and has become a great resource for members to find blogs that meet their specific goals and interests.

  9. Hmmm...I found a couple of men. What do we do with the extras?

  10. that's HARD. i think i need more protein... ;-)