Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
I got home and was immediately accosted by a starving orange cat, an overly excited dog, and even a bunny who put his little paws up begging for my immediate attention. The girl immediately griped that the house stinks and demanded to be taken to the gym. The boy demanded his McDonalds and disappeared into his room. I searched for my divorce decree, as I need the original in order to change my name back, and was frustrated to find that I don't think I have an original, or if I do I can't tell it apart from any of the copies I have. Goddammit.
I finally changed my clothes and ate my cold cheeseburger. But, I changed into running clothes, which is always key, because that way I have the INTENT if not at least the OPTION of running. Changing into the flojo is outright admitting I'm not going.
I took the girl to the gym and decided to just run from there, that way I don't have to go home, go run, then drive back and pick her up. All that time is wasted anyway. So, I take off, no phone, no watch, just my ipod. I did glance at the clock and knew I left at about 7:40 (yes thats PM folks, its not only dark but cold, so I'm facing two primary obstacles head on here). I decided to run up this hill that is normally the end part of my 6 mile route. I was still good and grumpy and just figured I'm going to effing walk if I want to. I grumpily started jogging up that damn hill, the one I always swear I'd never be able to run up when I'm on my way down. But I jogged up it, all 1.5 miles of it, and I felt ok. I decided I'd keep going, and I went to where I figured was 2.5 or 3 miles, then turned around, still feeling pretty decent. Remember, its dark AND cold, two variables that work to my advantage in long runs (stay with me here). I got back down and looked at my watch and it was 8:41. Because I don't have Mari's fancy technology to be slave to, I then drove my route and found it was 5 miles round trip, so that's darn good given the hills. Both K and I commented that having run in the Denver altitude was incredibly beneficial for running back home. If I keep that pace in Vegas, I will finish in 2:36ish, which would be great.
I have still not found satisfactory cool matching hats for us all to wear, so that's a quandry that needs to be solved this week.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
I also did the same route this morning with a little more running on the way home.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
List of things I forgot on this trip that I know of so far:
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
I've been particularly haunted by the events revealed at Penn State this week. How does a man walk in on the rape of a 10-12 year old boy, his little hands on the wall, lock eyes with victim and rapist, and then leave?? And then how does that mans father advise him to leave the building immediately? And wait until the next day to report it, not to the police for the crime that was perpetrated on a young boy, but to the head coach?
I wish I knew that boy is ok. But nobody knows because not a single man involved in the reporting and so called investigation thought to find out who he was and whether or not he was ok, or how long he had endured this treatment at the hands of a monster.
But I digress, this is a running blog. These were the thoughts I couldn't get out of my head this morning as I jogged, and this is the song that brought me a little peace. It gave me hope that forgiveness and wholeness can be found even with this kind of evil in the world.
When your heart is troubled by feelin
You must remember there's a way to spark healin
Lovin one another is the only thing real.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
So yeah I did 8 today. Probaby not a good idea given the week I've had and I'm feelin it now. I just don't think morning runs are my thing. I have to wake up first, ya know? I started out planning to do 6 and figured if I was up to it I would try to do 8 since I'm out there so long anyway. And I felt ok, figured I could power walk the last 2 and that's what I did. I specifically and deliberately didn't time myself as I didn't want that pressure. I was on the trail of the pink mafia the whole way too, there were these little pink stickers and feathers. I hate shit like "don't be a chump. Check for lumps!" Which is what today seemed to be about. Or the cutsie "feel your boobies!". Ugh.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
So, I can do 3.5 with relative ease, and a decent 6 with some effort. But what does this say about my personal best goal in exactly 4 weeks?!? Not lookin good folks.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
"Its so sublime when the stars are aligned
But you don't know the greatness you are
Cause Blue eyes, you and destiny sing
And I just wanna be the one."