Last month I read the book “50 Marathons in 50 Days” by Dean Karnazes. I honed in on one of the conversations that he had with a fellow runner on the fact that Viagra improves running endurance in people who live at altitude. I quickly got on the Viagra website to check things out. My husband was sitting across from me and I asked him if he thought a doctor would give me a prescription for Viagra if I told him I wanted to improve my endurance.
He looked at me funny for a minute and before he finally asked “What kind of endurance do you want to improve?”
“My running endurance at altitude.” I replied and told him what I had read in the book. He just shook his head, laughed at me, and started to razz me as I continued to pour over Viagra websites. He’s used to all of my goofy ideas and things, so he shouldn’t have been too surprised by my quest for knowledge.
Well, these websites must have had a spy in them because for the past month, my spam inbox has been inundated with e-mails letting me know that I can get a discount on Viagra. It’s getting rather annoying, but good to know that I can get it for really cheap.
So if you read this book, and you should, it’s really good, and see this same conversation about Viagra and running endurance at altitude, don’t research it unless you want 50 spam e-mails a day. I thought I would put the warning out, even though my husband says I’m probably the only person stupid enough to actually go out and research the connection between Viagra and running after reading the book.
Training has been ok; I’ve come down with a viral infection and pleurisy of the lungs, so I’ve had to take the last couple of days off, but I’ve managed to get in a couple of 5 mile runs, a bike on my trainer, and a couple of strength training sessions.
I was also tagged by Slomo of Desert Rat Runner to list out 10 things that make me happy. Here goes:
2.) Reading great books
3.) Sunny days and there are a lot of them out here in Colorado.
4.) Going to the running store or REI
5.) Watching the snow fall while snuggled up next to my husband
6.) A yummy Stout beer. Or an IPA. Or a Kolsh. Or……
7.) Hugging my golden retriever
8.) When my daughter cleans her own bathroom. Hint, Hint.
9.) Good friends
10.) My new foam roller.
Ok everyone, I hope you have a great weekend and good luck to all of you out there who are racing this weekend! Can’t wait to read the reports!