Friday, June 05, 2020

Got what you wanted, lost what you had.

The "feeling" returns. I rise in my chest. Not the buzzing, but a feeling of muscular (?) unpleasantness. Running seems to help, so does not drinking. I think. I didn't drink yesterday, but had a not so good night's sleep. My plan is not to drink today either.

Made "friendship bread" yesterday. That thing is like cake, I will strive not to consume too much. It's like all sugar, milk and flour.

Distance: 3.6 miles
Duration: 33:40
Pace: 9:21
Route: Forest Hill Loop
Temperature: 77°
Climate: sunny & sweaty
Mood: all things considered ..?
Weight: 188 lbs. (+1.0)

It was a really big lunch. It was a heart dinner. I have to be careful.

What's That Lyric?
Puzzlin' Evidence - Talking Heads

Also, I bought new headphones, which I am hiding from everbody.

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Distance: 2 miles
Duration: 17:30
Pace: 8:45
Route: Two times around the block.
Temperature: 68°
Climate: sunny & hot!
Mood: driven
Weight: 187 lbs. (+0.5)

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

How can you say that you're not responsible?

Today I run.

My core strength increases.

My diet has improved.

I am doing better work.

Running feels good today.

Distance: 3.1 miles
Duration: 30:24
Pace: 9:48
Route: Forest Hill Loop
Temperature: 79°
Climate: sunny & hot
Mood: determined
Weight: 186.5 lbs. (-1.0)

Summer is upon us. Hot runs will happen. Looking forward to it.

What's That Lyric?
Driven to Tears - The Police

This is a (short play) I wrote way back in October, about "Sugar Season." It was recently turned into a video performed by Aron Long and Megan Medley.

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

When I am king you will be first against the wall.

Not drinking was an interesting experiment, and one which bore fruit. Having one drink an evening (as opposed to say, three) is something that is all right, I guess. I had a glass of wine put in my hands Sunday, an online cocktail party last night. There will be social time this evening, too. I should be careful. I can always have La Croix, right?

Everyone has really been into La Croix, for years, but not me. Now I'm into La Croix. What a racket.

Running every day was good, too. I should keep that up. Even the two miles each day is great.

Distance: 2 miles
Duration: 17:40
Pace: 8:49
Route: Two times around the block.
Temperature: 61°
Climate: overcast and ... cool?
Mood: riled
Weight: 187.5 lbs. (-1.0)

Deceptively cool. Also humid, I feel like all the sweat was sucked out of me. But a day off, and I was flying. Upbeat. Speed. These headphones are dying, though. Too many people borrow them. I need to get new phones and keep them hidden.

What's That Lyric?
Paranoid Android - Radiohead

Time to get to work.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

On days like this, in times like these.

Distance: 2 miles
Duration: 19:04
Pace: 9:31
Route: Two times around the block.
Temperature: 52°
Climate: over cast & cool
Mood: not good, but hey.
Weight: 188.5 lbs. (+0.5)

What's That Lyric?
This Corrosion - Sisters of Mercy

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Change must be earned.

Distance: 2 miles
Duration: 19:33
Pace: 9:47
Route: Two times around the block
Temperature: 61°
Climate: overcast & cool
Mood: anxious
Weight: 188 lbs. (-0-)

What's That Lyric?
Sacrificial Bonfire - XTC

Friday, May 29, 2020

The screaming sky won't let me sleep.


Oranges & Lemons - XTC (1989)
Garden of Earthly Delights
The Mayor of Simpleton
King For a Day
Poor Skeleton Steps Out
One of the Millions
Scarecrow People
Merely a Man
Across This Antheap

On the other blog I referred to XTC's last entirely enjoyable album as the "thinking man's white whine." As the hot weather has set in, and I have suddenly been inspired to run again, I have been thinking of this one, a guilty favorite as it is a reminder when I was last single.

This album is me at twenty-one; self-involved and open-minded, entitled and egalitarian, judgmental and self-pitying, wise and foolish and very, very, very male.

Distance: 3.5 miles
Duration: 33:32
Pace: 9:35
Route: Forest Hill Loop

It was an inspiring run, the music felt good. But things being how they are, I feel sheepish admitting that my foundational "deep thoughts" regarding religion ("Dear God") race ("Human Alchemy") and feminism ("Down In The Cockpit") came from these twee Englishmen.

"It's Nearly Africa" used to be my jam, but ye gods, that thing is embarrassingly condescending. And racist.

Temperature: 72°
Climate: bright, sunny
Mood: determined, how's that?
Weight: 188 lbs. (-1.0)

Did not run yesterday. It was a cooler day, and rainy. And it was not a good day, physically. Perhaps because of the change in the weather. I don't know. There is a lot to do today, for everyone. It is the end of the school year. So many transitions.

And also, no alcohol for five days. Does it make a difference? Apparently, it does.