"Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson US essayist & poet (1803 - 1882)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Yesterday was one of those fun training runs!!!

Finally, i had fun again while running. Yesterday, the plan had me on a 9 mile run. i went 10.

It finally was fun again. Oh sure, the wind was strong, but not cold. My run took me through my normal ten mile route, and although the wind slowed me down a little, i still managed a overall 8:18 pace.

My fastest miles were under 8:00 and the slowest an 8:48. Take a guess at the one straight into the wind.

i want to start a streak. It's calling me to try to go as many days as possible, but again, real life may come calling, and while my heart is calling me to run every day, my brain knows it's not the best thing to do for training.

Wow, this is dull post, so far. i guess yesterday's run was too good to have any negatives to rant about. i wasn't rained or snowed or sleeted on. No frost-bite. No almost being hit. Drivers were actually courteous, shocking. The sun was out. i ran a good distance at a time one minute a mile faster than my training plan.

Man, what a dull, but incredibly fun, run. i even lucked out on hitting the traffic lights without having to stop long.

Go figure, i throw an attempt to be thought-ful and provocative in the last post, yet no comments.

Let's go with a few other inconsistencies that make "Vote for Mike '08" the people's choice:

The current government doesn't want us to use less gas and actually conserve, although it tells us too. Reality is gas taxes create a huge revenue. If we actually, drove less what would be taxed to replace the monies?

Same thing with smoking. Although, we are told how bad it is, Smoking creates a huge revenue. That's why smoking will never be outlawed, and probably why pot is; anyone can grow pot, where would the tax revenue go? It is a weed afterall. i'm not saying pot should be legal, just why tobacco is.

We should be wary of anyone who is willing to take a pay cut for power. This reminds me of the Springsteen lyric;

poor man wanna be rich,
rich man wanna be king,
and a king ain't satisfied 'till he rules everything.

i think we've gotten a bunch of wanna rule everythings out there, and they're winning.

Egads, what a dull post!!! i need to just stop it.

Thanks for reading


Nitmos said...

You're busting loose after a bit of a running lay off. Maybe the break will be a nice refresher and give you some renewed focus and energy.

The problem for your campaign is that, as a candidate, you aren't supposed to actually have a position on anything. How can you possibly appeal to everyone at the same time if you delineate a position that may offend someone?

There is going to be some severe heartburn when an alternative fuel source becomes viable and replaces oil/gas. However, it will create a new economy of its own. I feel like we are living in circa 1905 when it was becoming obvious that the horse industry was dead and automobiles would put a lot of horse ranchers/sellers/etc out of business. But a new, burgeoning economy was created. Nowadays, the automobile will survive but a new fuel source is going to create a lot opportunity for some speculative business people. In my opinion, the gas companies are trying to fight the inevitable when they should be leading the charge for their (and our) own future best interests.

Animal said...

Right on, Nitmos!

And, sorry Mike, that I didn't comment on yesterday's well-thought post. What...you want I should just AGREE with you all the time?? What can I say? You hit the nail right on the head.

No one ISN'T "pro-life." Who would be "anti-life" except some turd-brain school shooter?

Marriage = two people who love each other and want to spend their lives together.

I thought conservatism was about keeping gov't SMALL, and out of every little decision we make as individuals??

L*I*S*A said...

Ugh...I don't know where to begin.

Anonymous said...

I am not liking your 8:20 training runs.

I wouldn't mind running Boston with you in either 2008 or 2009, but i do not want to be starting in a corral behind you.

I guess my 3:20 is not ambitious enough.

I think you should be able to break 3:40 at Bayshore with even splits/effort.


Kim said...

Since the crux of politics is symantics, let's call gay marriage a "Commitment Contract" and straight marriage just marriage. That way the homophobes can feel good about themselves by pushing gays into a seperate class (again).

Mir said...

I am glad it all came together for you for that run. Nice pace! And courteous drivers to boot. That's amazing. When that happens, I actually become optimistic about humanity. If that lasts for an entire run, it can completely make my day. :)