Hazmat Guy and confidence

Did you see something better today than this Hazmat Lego guy?

Not me.  I love this guy.  (His actual Lego name is: “Hazmat Guy.”)  Asa’s just borrowing him temporarily from a friend.  I want to go out tomorrow and buy a dozen of them and place them around the house.  He’s just so horrible, he’s delightful.  Who needs flowers.

I had a pretty disheartening run today.  I wanted to take a nap a lot more than I wanted to go for a run — so I did.  My friend Olivia salvaged the day by watching Asa in the afternoon, but I still didn’t manage much of a run.  Here’s a link to an article by Matt Fitzgerald entitled “Don’t Separate Mental Training from Physical Training.” about how workouts should be geared towards instilling confidence.  Indeed.

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12 Responses to Hazmat Guy and confidence

  1. footfeathers says:

    I’m hazmat guy this week.

  2. olivia says:

    HAZMAT Guy made the blog!!
    I think this may excite me a tad
    bit more than the “surlac pit” comment!
    LOL!
    BTW, Robert was beyond blissful to know you
    borrowed the videos:)

    • lizahoward says:

      What?! I use surlac pit motivation all the time now with Asa. And he slept with Hazmat Guy last night. It’s only a matter of time before we’re making a trip to Houston together to visit the Lego store.

  3. Gene Taylor says:

    Liza,
    I believe we are destined to have a number of bad runs and a number of spectacular runs. When you have a bad run, you have exhausted one of them, and it is my experience that a good one usual follows. If you can get rid of the bad ones in training, the odds are good that a spectacular run may be more likely on race day.
    So, enjoy the rotten days and bad runs.
    Optimistically yours,
    Gene

    • lizahoward says:

      Thanks Gene! I didn’t know about the good run/bad run reckoning. That’s very heartening news. Makes yesterday seem much more worthwhile for sure. Let me know if you ever need a similar boost of optimism. I owe you. 🙂

  4. Lauren says:

    Eh, my kids thought you looked pretty fast yesterday. So if a preschooler’s impression of relative speed means anything to you… And Helen liked the pink shirt.

    I think we’re going to make a trip to the Lego store in Austin sometime soon. We’ll keep an eye out for Hazmat Guy, although Huck prefers Bad Shooter Guy with Big Gun.

  5. Tom B. says:

    Has anybody noticed that Hazmat Guy has a look of panic? ……. & he has the suit on to protect himself. What does that mean for the rest of us who were going to go for a run outside?

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