Archive for February 2005

Crunchy Running

Tuesday, 22 February 2005

Weather: 32 f, 6 mph wind (s) “feels like”: 30 f
Miles: 5
Route: The “circle”, 5:50 a.m. run
Afterward: Cloudy run…I think just tired overall from the 4-day weekend.
Listened to: John Grisham’s The Broker (Chapters 7-9).
After the freezing melted snow, the path got crunchy and found myself running a lot on my toes.


Sunday and the first 5 miler

Sunday, 20 February 2005

Weather: 30 f, 16 mph wind (ese) “feels like”: 15 f
Miles: 5
Route: The “circle”, 7 a.m. run
Afterward: Snow and a times a bit heavy. Felt good overall.
Listened to: John Grisham’s The Broker (Chapters 5-7).

Fixing Saturday

Saturday, 19 February 2005

Weather: 23 f, 9 mph wind (sw) “feels like”: 13 f
Miles: 4
Route: usual, 8 a.m. run
Afterward: Slept in so Lori could run first. Run was fine, legs are feeling a bit tired.
Listened to: John Grisham’s The Broker (Chapters 3-4).

Outgoing Presidental Pardons

Friday, 18 February 2005

Weather: 14 f, 3 mph wind (e) “feels like”: 14 f; light snow
Miles: 4
Route: usual, a.m. run
Afterward: Day off from school, so I slept in and had to run later in the morning around 9 a.m. Nice run with a strong second half.
Listened to: John Grisham’s The Broker (Chapters 1-2).

Thursday snow and Panera and iPods

Thursday, 17 February 2005

Weather: 25 f, 13 mph wind (w) “feels like”: 11 f; light snow
Miles: 4
Route: usual, a.m. run
Afterward: A bit tight, but I woke up later than I had wanted to, so I didn’t leave more time to warm up. Overall, felt fine
Listened to: Songs on my new iPod Shuffle
Initially I was going to listen to The Daily Show’s America: A listeners guide to Democratic Inaction, but I opted for the “Life is Random” Apple-Slogan approach and got a wide variety of songs. I listened to America in my last marathon (Lakefront) and finished it right before mile 26. This morning I got through the foreward by TJefferson, snort-laughed, and then thought: “Maybe another time.”
The maiden voyage of the iPod Shuffle (Apple’s flash-drive MP3ish player) went well and it fits my purposes.
O yeah, Panera opened in town and life is very good.

Tuesday frogs

Tuesday, 15 February 2005

Weather: 37 f, Misty and “feels like”: 31 f
Miles: 4
Route: usual
Afterward: Slept in, but decided to run in the morning anyway. Legs a bit tight and overall a bit tired from the Thera-Flu from last night.
Listened to: “Wait, wait, don’t tell me” (Feb 12 05).
Memorable moment: Guest, Morgan Spurlock of Supersize Me fame playing the “Not my job” portion of the show.

Mondays don’t bother me…it’s Tuesdays that bother me a bit. Sometimes I think the kids book appropriately named Tuesday (not to be confused with Tuesdays with Morrie).

Speaking of Young Love

Monday, 14 February 2005

I came across thes photos on my computer this morning: we’re at the Japanese Tea Gardens in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. The first is from 1989, the second, 2001.