Wednesday, January 17, 2007

What in the world have I done?

The following image is a print advertisement I created nearly seven years ago for the Xircom PDA. At the time, it was the smallest PDA on the market. They wanted a campaign to demonstrate its size and portability. This was one of five ads that attempted to demonstrate just that.

But why I am I showing this to you now? Seven years later?

Read on.

As some of you know, my much better half has a strong interest in running. She's been a contestant in more than a handful of races in the region. Not long ago, she was told by a doctor that she'd have to give up running due to a problem in her back. While the devastation continued to set in, she found some comfort in swimming and biking. This lead her to sign up for the Spud Man Triathlon to be held this July.

ME: "But Hailey, what about the run? Are you sure you should do that? The doctor said no."

HAILEY: "I bet I can do it."

ME: "I think you should be careful."

HAILEY: "Well, it says here that I can have someone else do the run part for me."

*Awkward silence*

So here I am, about five months away from running the seven mile arm of the Spud Man Triathlon. Why is this an issue? Well, remember that ad at the beginning of this post? See that leg in the running shoe? Said leg is mine. And the last time I even pretended to run was then, seven years ago.

Heaven help me.

HAILEY: "So, it says here that we need to enter a name for our team, what should it be?"

ME: *Silently crying inside*

HAILEY: "How about, Takin' a Chance."


Anonymous jenn said...

haha. good luck with that whole 7 mile thing.

8:50 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it. And those red shoes go back a long time...

Even better - will you be staying with the Jillers family?

9:05 AM

Anonymous gb said...

I think it's just her elaborate way of saying she thinks you're "gettin' a little doughy."

I do not envy you. I was doing laundry last night and climbing my stairs several times in a few hours was making me sweat...

1:50 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the best part is that hailey ropes rachel in to all of these things. she tried to get me to be on her team..."steve's going to do the run for hailley." i declined.

thanks, now i look like an ass...well more of one anyway.

4:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband would laugh IN my face if I ever suggested such a thing.

I can hear him snickering now...

8:11 PM

Blogger Steve said...

Haha, if you need a strict training regiment, I'm your man.

9:30 AM


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