In which our hero seeks to break the world record for the 24-hour inline skating time trial, and along the way expresses certain thoughts of the type that wander through a brain whose owner spends too much time skating alone.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
WHAT I HATE TODAY: Your daily dose of negative energy
Today I hate tinnitus that sounds like an old dial-up modem. This started about five minutes ago. This must be what hell is like -- an eternity of feeling like it's 1994 and you're trying to log on to AOL.
I am a 35-year-old accounts receivable clerk from Denver who in 2010 intends to break the world record for the 24-hour inline skating time trial. The current mark stands at 337.773 miles, set by Mauro Guenci of Italy in 2004. I have skated 267 miles and 315 miles in two previous 24-hour races. When I'm not skating or otherwise training, I enjoy eating and sleeping.