The 94th Fartlek Friday™ – Pizza Hut has failed us all — the future contains NO dehydrated pizza

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If you couldn’t tell … I’m quite a fan of Back to the Future. I’ve always loved the trilogy. I remember seeing Back to the Future III in the theater with some friends of mine. I think it was one of the first movies I saw in the theater without parents? Well, it was either that or The Little Mermaid. But, for the sake of looking cool, I’m going to say BTTFIII.

The trilogy is also one of those movies that I can watch anytime. I don’t have to be in a certain mood to watch it. I can just sit down and watch it. This is actually true for most 80s movies for me. Namely — BTTF trilogy, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Harry and the Henderson’s, Ernest Goes to Camp and An American Tail. Oh, and how can I forget about The Breakfast Club, Risky Business, Sixteen Candles, Better Off Dead and my all-time favorite 80s movie — Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

It really doesn’t get any better than this … am I right?

I am not sure why I am such a lover of 80s movies, but I feel like each one has it’s own character. I feel like movies today are pretty much copycats of another movie that worked. Sure that happened in the 80s as well. But, everything in cinema today pretty much feels lazy to me.

I think one of the many reasons why I love BTTF is because of all of the Easter eggs in it. The correlation of decisions made in the past and how it affects the future is kind of fun to see. Not only that, but it makes you think about how the future will look in 30 years based off your decisions made today.

If you want a fun way to watch the movies I highly recommend watching the Director’s Cut. You not only get tidbits about the Easter eggs throughout the movie, but it’s fun to hear about the correlations between films and the behind the scenes stories.

Anyways — if missed that this past Wednesday was “Back to the Future Day” (the day Marty and Doc travel to in the future) then you probably live under a rock. But, that’s okay, about four months ago I failed to acknowledge the 30th anniversary of Ferris’ day off.

I’m a horrible 80’s kid. I think I need to watch me some 80s movies this weekend. Well, that’s if I have time. It’s going to be a fun weekend full of running, ghost hunts, football and family. Kinda excited about it if you ask me.


TOMORROW’S RACE: THE HAUNTED HALF

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I am sweeping The Haunted Half tomorrow morning here in Salt Lake City. I am excited for this race. Sure, it’s my third time running this race. And, second time sweeping the course. But, they’ve switched up the course and it looks fun!

It still starts in Emigration Canyon, but instead of going past the University of Utah and UP towards Memory Grove it is going south towards Sugar House Park. Not only does this get rid of a lot of the horrible hill climbs, but it’s much, much, much faster.

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Doesn’t that look like a fun fast course? I KNOW … I am excited too! And, it’s a race close to home so it won’t be an all day affair — another plus.

But, this isn’t the only Haunted Half this year. There is another in Provo next week — along with one in Phoenix, Arizona. So it’s growing outside of Utah as well. I wish I could go to the Arizona race. I’d trade my cold Utah weather for a run in autumn Arizona weather any day.

Anyways, I’m looking to have fun tomorrow. Really, it should be a PARTY!


PODGOBLIN GHOST HUNTS

Another fun thing in store for me this weekend is GHOST HUNTS! There are a couple set this weekend with Chunga, my brother and other Goblins. I am excited. It’s one of my favorite things about October. Well, I like ghost hunting any time of the year, but it’s extra fun in October for obvious reasons.

Tonight we are investigating at the old Zions Building in downtown Salt Lake City and then tomorrow night at Fort Douglas. Both places I have investigated before and both are EXTREMELY haunted and, in my book, slightly dangerous.

Last year at Fort Douglas I had a really bad experience. That is where I first got scratched. And, to make matters worse I stayed within the vicinity. Not a smart move. It ended up where I had to leave and Chunga actually lost consciousness.

There are reasons I believe that happened, but I am not going to go into all of that here. This is a running blog. And, yet with all of that — I am going back.

It will be a lot of fun. Not only will my brother and his wife be in town for the weekend for the ghost hunt, but I just love the crew I go ghost hunting with. It’s a fun group.

There MIGHT be a few tickets left for hunts tonight and tomorrow — get tickets here.


FRIDAY’S FARTLEK

This been a week of adventure and intrigue. Okay, not really, but it’s been a week. And, each week brings many things that catch my attention. Here are just a few things that caught my short attention span —

  • How can you NOT love this about Back to the Future?
  • This Dad is actually from Utah. I love these notes. I am pretty sure I would be doing the same thing to my kids. Especially considering that I do that with my permission notes for friends to pick up my race packets.
  • Life.
  • For the American History in all of us — this is pretty neat about the White House.
  • I think I posted this sometime during the summer, but it begs to brought back up in lieu of the celebration of BTTF Day this past week. Still, hilarious as ever! HAHAHA!
  • See why I am careful with my punctuation? It saves lives.
  • YES!!!
  • As I have mentioned many, many, many times before — I am a SF Giants fan. But, I have a number of other teams I am partial to for reasons here and there. One of the them is the Cubbies. I was hoping they would have broken the curse this year, but alas to no avail. Sad days for Chicago. Sad, sad day.
  • I like that all of the teams left in the playoffs haven’t been there for a while. Sure all of them have one a World Series pennant before, but it’s been over 20 years since the Mets, Blue Jays or Royals have won it all. I love underdogs. But, of the teams that are left — Go Mets!
  • In my house the pickle jar is hardly full of pickle juice — that’s because my mother usually drinks all of the juice. Mainly for cramps, but I am pretty sure she also loves the taste.
  • Who doesn’t love a little awkwardness in their life. Apparently not these people.
  • These are always kind of fun to go through. But, then again, it’s also like — well, of course celebrities have siblings and relatives. Still … guilty pleasure.
  • Another guilty pleasure. Why do I find these kind of things so fascinating?
  • Really? People have a problem with the authenticity of the burrito emoji? Really? I mean, really? Really? If the burrito was wrapped like a normal burrito then it’d pretty much look like a white brick emoji … am I right? I like the new emoji. Totally using it.
  • Okay, can we talk about this? Growing up I really, really, really hated Scary Stories. I remember reading them in, like, third grade. And, you know what? I still hate them. They still haunt me, especially the illustrations. This is probably why my Grandma used to call me a chickenshit all the time. Still …
  • If you want a good Halloween costume ditch the Sexy Cat costume and go with something like one of these fun costumes. To me that’s what Halloween should be about.
  • Sometimes I think I am a TAD obsessed with my FitBit. On Monday and Tuesday I walked/ran/skipped over 20 miles. Not bad.
  • Oh, how I miss “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?” … loved, loved, loved that show. This really gives me a tug string of nostalgia. It’s just not the same without Drew Carey. Which is funny, because I feel the same way about Bob Barker and The Price is Right.
  • Hey sometimes you gotta make do with whatcha got around the bathroom. Even if you end up smelling like a papaya for the rest of the day.
  • As it’s well known, I’m not a Coke (or soda) drinker — so this is pretty fitting. You won’t catch me putting that in my body. Yuck!
  • This is pretty cute. Great party theme idea for the kid. But, I’m sure there are some mothers not thrilled about the party kid’s mom putting Tic Tacs in a pill bottle as party favors. Geez, I’m kidless and I already worry like a parent!
  • LOVE THIS.
  • As you know I am a pretty big Disney fan. But, there are a couple of films I am not so hot about — Robin Hood and The Jungle Book. While this is a fun read, it doesn’t negate the fact that many of the scenes from the movies were interchanged and used in Robin Hood. Lazy, lazy, lazy … and very un-Walt like.
  • Good for a chuckle — or two.
  • I know this is bizarre, but it’s actually kinda interesting. I love obscure history.
  • Back in the day I used to have a Facebook page that screenshot text conversations I had with deliberate wrong numbers. These aren’t deliberate, but some of these are pretty hilarious. I should start doing that again, it was fun.
  • All of these are needs. Like seriously, I want them all.

FRIDAY’S (DE)MOTIVATION

Here are a few chuckles from my Instagram account @demotivatedfitness

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