Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Quest For a PR (And An Aerodynamic Haircut)

The Top Of Utah Marathon is coming up in a few days and I'm nervous. I've run lots of marathons this year but haven't actually "raced" a marathon for around a year. Usually I just go to have fun and enjoy the experience. But for this race I want to go fast.

More specifically, I want to run faster than 4 hours & 25 minutes and get a PR. I'm feeling pretty good right now and I think I may have a chance. A few days ago my wife gave me some assistance in my quest for a PR.

She was giving me a hair cut and buzzed the clippers all the way to the top of my head before she realized that she forgot to put on the attachment. (I still don't know how she did the length of my head before realizing her error.) So the clippers went right to my scalp.

Yes. I was scalped by my wife.

I looked positively ridiculous with a big streak of baldness going right down my head. Remember that old saying "You get what you pay for?" The guy who invented that saying had just gotten a haircut from his wife and she forgot to put the attachment on and he got a too-close-for-comfort buzz. Here is a picture after one week of growth:


Thankfully Mel's sister is a hairdresser and repaired the damage as much as possible. Now I look like a drill sergeant. You can call me Serg for short. But I always try to look at things from a Glass-Half-Full perspective. So....I'm considering this my aerodynamic haircut. Having an aerodynamic head will shave (no pun intended) minutes off my time. And then maybe I will get a PR!

Bring. On. Top of Utah!!!

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  1. You will have a PR. Your haircut guarantees it!

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  2. what did you do to your wife that she 'forgot' the attachment??? ;-)

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  3. Oh that haircut should most definitely guarantee a PR. You are going to be so much more aerodynamic! Good luck!

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  4. Yes! Aerodynamic for sure. Come on YOU CAN DO THIS! That PR is yours!

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  5. yikes! I've done that to my poor son before. Now he cowers in fear when I pull out the shaver.

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  6. You should thank you wife for such a wonderful gift! :) Good luck in Logan.

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  7. PR, here we come! With a trim like that, nothing can stop you!

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  8. ha ha you blog is pure entertainment. What would I do without it.

    Here is my 2 cents on the PR. You (and I) both KNOW you are capable. You've done everything to prepare and all thats left is running smart and with confidence. You. freaking. got. this.

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  9. ha! You would fit right in here at my house... we line the seven boys up like sheep and they all get that hair cut :)

    You are going to do great this weekend! I can't wait! And I would love to meet up! Are you going to be in Logan on Friday night? We will be at expo/pasta dinner around 5pm and then are staying a tthe COmfort Inn. I'll be hanging out at the finish line lots too. :)

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  10. I love the Top of Utah area! What a beautiful course you will be running. Good luck and yes your haircut will make you the speed demon for sure!

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  11. Can't wait to meet you! You will get that PR, no problem.

    I would never cut my husband's hair for that very reason! :^)

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  12. Ooorah!!! I can help you get a PR by taking your camera away from you before the race... but if I did that, you would cease to be Fast Cory. It would be like stripping you of all of your power, kind of like Sampson.

    I KNOW you can run under 4:25. No question in my mind. Believe it buddy, because in two days from now, you'll hit it!

    Thanks again for the article you sent me.

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  13. CORYYY. YOU HAVE GOT THIS! i know you can get that PR! i will be thinking of you this weekend and sending you as many positive vibes as possible but I KNOW YOU GOT IT! get out there and dominate!

    i mean...if that aerodynamic haircut is not enough for the PR...i dont know what else could be ;)

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  14. Good Luck at TOU!! There are going to be like 1000 bloggers there! You should get to meet lots of peeps if you wanna!

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  15. I just cleaned out my cabinet and got rid of all the mismatching tupperware. It felt so good!!

    Good luck on your marathon!

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  16. You don't need no stinking haircut to get a PR, it's gonna happen with all your hard training and dedicated work! But the haircut makes you look pretty BA and no one is gonna mess with Fast Cory during that race!

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  17. Ha - it looks good man! Much better than when I decide to go high & tight. My shaved head looks so bad it's been forbidden at my house by Michael. You'll be awesome on Saturday. Logan holds special memories for me - hopefully it will for you too!

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  18. You will TOTALLY get a PR with that haircut!! It looks great on you!

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