Geo’s Media Blog. An inside look @ music movies radio & life. (Running on Empty) 9/17/18

The other day on Facebook, I noticed that Olympian Jeff Galloway was giving out some running tips which brought back a lot of memories. Years ago I used to do a lot of running which started out as exercise but being the obsessive type it soon turned into racing. However, it is said that you’re not a serious runner until you can run a 10k in under 40 minutes. So with that in mind and the fact that my 50th birthday was fast approaching, I hired a world-class runner by the name of Thom Hunt to coach me.
With Thom’s training and a lot of hard work, I soon ran a 38:20 in San Diego and in Santa Rosa on my 50th birthday I ran a 38:40. Feeling like a real runner, I decided that it was time to take on the 1/2 marathon back in my hometown of Winnipeg on Fathers Day. Not only would it be fun to see family and friends, but I’d also get to run it with my nephew Jamie Boychuk who today lives in Jacksonville where he’s one of the big kahunas at GSX railway. However, back then Janie was just a kid running track, not a railroad. (pictured on top with me at his beautiful home and below at the race some 25 years earlier) 
Meanwhile, back at the race, I noticed that Jeff Galloway was lining up with all the elite runners up front. Wow, I’ve read all of his books on running, and now I was actually going to run in a race with him, how cool was that?
When the gun went off, I quickly lost sight of both Jeff and Jamie and I just hoped that Thom was right when he said that the young always go out too fast. Sure enough, at about the 2-mile marker I spotted Jamie, and as I slowly went by, we nodded at each other. I, of course, thought that he was just setting me up and had probably tucked in right behind me just waiting for the right moment to make his move. There was no way I was gonna flinch by checking so instead I just picked up my pace.
I ran the whole race entirely out of my comfort zone and as we entered the track at the Universty of Manitoba for one lap around it to the finish line, (pictured above) not only was I exhausted, but I also expected Jamie to blow by me. When I finally finished and looked around, there was no Jamie, but a few minutes later in came Jeff.
Later that evening I called trainer Thom to tell him that not only had I finished third in my division, I also finished ahead of Jeff Galloway. However, when I added that Jeff was probably just dogging it, he said, “Well that’s his story, yours is, you beat him.”

                                       GEO’S LIFE-LINERS

REALITY
A line in the old song “Summertime” explains how it all still works.“Your Daddy’s rich and your Ma’s good lookin’, so hush little baby don’t you cry.”

I understand that back in my homeland, Trudeau is trying to make recreational marijuana legal by October to celebrate my birthday. Hell, what’s the rush Dude, I don’t even partake.

I was just reading that if you want to rent a two bedroom house in California, you need to make at least $30.92 an hour. In Florida, it takes $20.68 an hour, but if you consider living in Alabama, you can slide by on $13.72 an hour. Go Tide!

I was educated at a pool hall on my way home from school every day.

The only way to be right is by not being afraid to be wrong.

When more folks were afraid of the police, fewer people died.

MARS & VENUS
My new dream is to become as attractive as all the African, Russian, and Filipino women who hit me up on facebook already say I am.

POLITICALLY INCORRECT
I hear that Kim Jong Un wants the McDonald’s built right next to the Trump Tower in North Korea. 

We’re all prejudice about something. The f#cking liberals, f#cking conservatives, fucking socialists, f#cking gays, f#cking rich people, f#cking welfare people, f#cking mouthy athletes, f#cking musicians, f#cking politicians, f#cking salespeople, f#cking jocks, f#cking bosses, f#cking staff, f#cking women, f#cking men, f#cking cops, f#cking post office, f#cking bums, f#cking DMV, and oh yeah, the f#cking French.

Just guessing here but I rather doubt that it was a standing president who decided that there should be a term limit for presidents but not for Congress?

SPORTS.
White men may not know how to jump, but they sure know how to play soccer.

Wow, the Red Sox are already over a 100 wins. Go Sox!

MUSIC MOVIES & RADIO
Have you ever heard of a market where the sales department led a radio station into battle?

I wonder what Chuck Berry spent all that money on that he didn’t spend on musicians?

Being boring on the radio has a longer shelf life than being obnoxious does.

The real purpose of Billboards is to piss off the other radio stations and also guarantee that the sales force doesn’t have to hear, “Never heard of ya.”

RANDOM QUESTIONS & THOUGHTS.
How come in movies, they always leave the car door open when they get out in a hurry; women fall while running, and the folks trying to escape thugs, always go up?

Who was it and when was it decided that it would be alright for employees to take a personal call while customers were waiting?

Geo’s Media Blog above deals with running with the #Olympians in #Winnipeg. #Geo’sLifeLiners puts a light on #Trump #Trudeau and women in #Facebook plus a few other controversial topics. Much more@ GeorgeJohns.com. On Twitter@GeoOfTheRadio. Sharing and commenting is appreciated.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Geo’s Media Blog. An inside look @ music movies radio & life. (Running on Empty) 9/17/18

    • I think this a good move Deno although I don’t think it’s Canada’s most pressing problem. What are they going to do about the kids who are locked up for Marijuana charges?

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