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

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A circle can't fit where a square should be

one week down, 15 to go...

piece of cake, right?

Well, maybe but as business goes, i managed to fit in all the runs this week. Wednesdays 5 miler was on the treadmill, alas, but good time at 39:16 so at least i fit a 5 miler in under 40 minutes. It's been a while since i ran so fast. well fast for me

Saturday was a 10 miler, also on the treadmill. For no more reason than it just makes sense due to Fun Guv's work schedule. Winter icy running is not the best time to be out. Even running through the neighborhood can be treacherous given the icy walks...so i spend the most boring 90 minutes possible trying to enjoy watching "The Goblet of Fire" while running 10 miles in place. Kids feuding with each other upstairs the whole-hearted time.

i really hope the weather is a little better , read, warmer, next weekend as 12 miles are on tap. But Allison is visiting so again i will most likely be trying to squeeze the 12 miles in while trying to hang out with the eldest.

Tomorrow i need to do 6 miles somehow, well indoors again as the temps are in the negatives with the wind chill. So unlike last years winter training, this year i have no excuse and will be running on the treadmill.

How soon till spring???

Anyway, moving on....still staying with running....

i seem to be at a point where i need to redo my mp3 player cause the tunes i've been listening to are a little stale...
Any thoughts???

I was thinking of going with an more 80's hair bands sound and not so early 90's grunge, the cheesy stuff seems to be a little more upbeat.

Isn't this a total guilty pleasure????

Eddie Vedder never wrote a song this happy feel good, don't get me wrong, i'm a huge Pearl Jam fan, but.....

Big shout out to Nitmos, who is contemplating pacing me for a final portion of the Bayshore to help me BQ.

In the immortal words of my PS2 after ripping through "Cliffs of Dover"


thanks for reading


L*I*S*A said...

Nothing but love for Extreme.

Nuno Bettencourt rocks my world.

Hey, will you ask Nitmos if he has any slow friends who might take pity on me and pace me to a sub 5-hr performance at the Bayshore?

I have shirts in mind for the Steers Distance Project to be debuted at the Bayshore, too.

Nitmos said...

Whatever you want. You make the call. I know you'd do the same for me. I'll be happy to meet up around the 20 mile mark and run into the NMC campus with you. Looks like training is going great. No rush. Nice steady progress. We don't need no stinkin' injuries!

Triseverance said...

Onward! Looking forard to following the training and hopeful that it comes together for you. That song is indeed a guilty pleasure, and pleasure is a term I would use very loosley.

Thanks for writing.

Animal said...

Well, let me be the SECOND to cast a vote for upbeat, thumping 80s metal! If you need a couple discs worth of 1-off stuff, let me know and I'd be happy to send some of MY fave running stuff your way!