I've been practicing my Olympic events: Wii Ski Jump, Speed Reading, and Pairs Figuring the Checkbook. I am a gold medalist in first two and failed to make the finals in the 3rd. When I'm on the medal stand, I think I want to sing "O Canada." I like that song. It's in my vocal range, which is somewhere between tenor and alto. (I'm a train wreck on the "Star Spangled Banner.")
Seriously, it is time for my training to begin. If the snow and ice will call it a winter, I need to get back to my morning run. My goal is modest: the 2 mile fun run on St. Paddy's Day. No medals. No ribbons. I pay for the race T-shirt. I'll feel like I've won the gold if I can finish the race without walking.
I've been thinking of a t-shirt I can design for race day. I'm torn between "My mascara runs faster than I do," and "I've had a stroke, what's your excuse?" Feel free to vote for a favorite or leave me another slogan to consider.
Let the games begin!