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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Call me Nostradamsa

I got home from Anoka about 9:30p last night planning on jumping on the treadmill for a 10 mile run. I realized that the hockey game was just ending, or rather it was just going into overtime as Pittsburg had tied it up. Although my intention was to watch 2 more episodes of "24", I found that I was being drawn into the stress of the game, as if the Penguins didn't win their season would be over.

Yes, I was cheering for the Penguins.

I've noticed that it seems that if a team doesn't win within the 1st 10 minutes of sudden-death overtime during the play-offs then the game almost always ends sometime deep in the 3rd OT. With that in mind I decided to run while watching the game, knowing that if the game ended before I was done I'd be a little "off" in my "24" episodes; I like that 2 episodes from beginning to end constitutes just shy of a 10 mile run.

Sure enough, the game went on and on. We got into the 3rd OT and I just started assuming the game would end when I was done running. If it hadn't, well, I probably would have gone to bed. With about 6 minutes left in my run a penalty was called and I thought, yup, this is it.

With 1 minute and 40 seconds left in my run the Penguins scored and won the game. Between my last 2 minutes and a 2 minute cool-down I had just enough time to watch the final player interviews and turn the treadmill off with the broadcast credits rolling.

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