Archive for January, 2012

January 27, 2012

Dragon’s Breath…

If someone say’s you’ve got Dragon’s Breath (around these parts) it usually means you’ve been marked. In a Typhoid Mary, stay away from that germy bastard sort of way. So when I was called that earlier this morning by a colleague, I felt hurt.

You cut me deep… real deep!

As I walked away sulking and coughing into my elbow (so as to deny my germs the chance of infecting another poor soul)… I thought about the new moniker I’d just received. Typhoid Mary is nasty sounding, but it’s pretty much to the point. This chick Mary is carrying around the cooties and now everybody knows. Dragon’s Breath on the other hand could be any number of things. From a severe case of halitosis to a person well versed in “yo mama” comeback jokes. Or maybe people will realize that Dragon’s Breath is really just a zirconium-based pyrotechnic shotgun round banned in most places due to its propensity to burn s[   ] the f[   ] up. Nobody really know’s what I did to get the name, but I’m sure they’re not really willing to find out.

YEAH!!! I’m tough… they call me Dragon’s Breath… I strike fear in the hearts of co-workers and small children. I’m winning!!!

Now if only I could say all of that without sounding like Daffy Duck after chain smoking three packs of filterless cig in 2 minutes, then all would be right with the world.

Enough about all that… I just hope to be rid of this cold sooner than later so that I can get back to my normal running routine. Especially since it seems I’ve convinced The North Face 100 Endurance Challenge committee here in Asia that I can run 50-kilometers without dying. =)

Happy Lunar New Year to all my Chinese friends! 新年快乐 

And Happy Year of the Dragon(‘s Breath)! =) 龙年

Signing Off… ETT =)

January 13, 2012

Rise & Shine

… all of you late bloomers who haven’t decided what to do with yourself in 2012

… all of you runners who haven’t already mapped out EVERY race you plan on signing up for in 2012

… all of you New Year’s Resolution enthusiasts who haven’t quite made it past the list aptly affixed to your refrigerator

… all of you elite athletes gearing up for Olympic Trials, et al

… all of you novice runners preparing for that local 5k Fun Run

… all of you in-betweenies (like me) fighting to best yourself at that event or distance the next time around


I’m so happy to see you this wonderful 2012 morning and I want to wish you all the best. May you have strong legs, filled lungs, durable shoes, strong determination, and cute race photos. Stay healthy and always keep your goals in the crosshairs. I’m rooting for you and I’m and proud of you.

Signing Off… ETT =)

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