Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I walk on water and I don't get wet

Pumpkin Soup - Kate Nash
Go - Tones On Tail
I'm A Cult Hero - Cult Hero
The End of It All - John Tejada
Let's Do It - Joan Jett & Paul Westerberg
Two Tribes - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) - Haircut 100

Frankie Goes to Hollywood
"Two Tribes"

Distance: 3.25 miles
Weight: 171 lbs.
Stretches: yes
Snack: Slim Fast Optima
Drink: water
Start Time: 3.15 pm
Temperature: 46º
Weather: cool & rainy
Gear: thermal cap and jacket, thermal underjersey, pants, gloves

Monday, January 28, 2008

Jelly Poking Demonstration Today

Let's go outside ...

Shredded TARDIS Mix - Doctor_55
About You Now * - Sugababes
Connected - Stereo MCs
Take This Town - XTC
Chase Me - Hexstatic
Outside - George Michael
Hunting Season - Felix da Housecat
Cooldown: Ready for the 80s - The Village People

110 days to the Cleveland Half Marathon. Oy.

It was about this time last year (well, in the middle of February) that I went stark-raving stir-crazy and started running every other day regardless of whether or not the sedentary weasels who live in my neighborhood had shoveled their sidewalks. I don't know if I have the stomach for that this year.

Regardless, it has been over two and a half weeks since my last run, and I have been going insane. I am soft and unhappy. So who knows ... maybe I'll even buckle and spend money on a gym membership (shudder.)

Distance: 3.25 miles
Weight: 172 lbs.
Stretches: yes
Sit-Ups: 60
Dinner: pizza & beer
Drink: Gatorade
Start Time: 8.15 pm
Temperature: 43º
Weather: cool & rainy
Gear: thermal cap and jacket, thermal underjersey, pants, gloves

Friday, January 18, 2008

Interlude: New Blog

Breaking Point @ 20

A daily rumination on the daily college comic strip I began 20 years ago today.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

I don't want my hair to fall out

The boss sent me this link today:

Winter Workouts: Staying in Shape for Winter

Is he trying to tell me something? Do I not look good in this?

Distance: 3.25 miles
Weight: 171.5 lbs. (working my way back to you, babe)
Stretches: yes
Sit-Ups: 20
Snack: Balance Nutrition Bar
Drink: Gatorade
Start Time: 6.45 pm
Temperature: 45º
Weather: chilly and rainy
Gear: thermal cap and jacket, long-sleeve race jersey, shorts, gloves

Ouch. Feeling that in my left shin. It wasn't raining when I came in, but it was when I went back out. Good thing I had gloves, a hat for my ears - I was a little blind, raindops on my glasses, but I would have hated that wind in my ears. Would have worn long pants if I had known, it was a little too bracing on my knees. And shins.

It's My Turn to Fly - The Urge
I Don't Wanna Grow Up - The Ramones
Da Funk DJ - Daft Pink vs. Madonna
Someday, Someway * - Marshall Crenshaw
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - The Ramones
Sonido Total - The Pinker Tones
Mirror in the Bathroom * - The Beat
Birth-Day (Love Made Real) - Suzanne Vega

Babysitter has the kids. The wife is still out of town. Time to go somewhere, run lines, and drink.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Don't believe everything that you breathe

The Annual January Heat Wave! The wife has been in Vermont since last Thursday. I have a succession of babysitters and parents (mine) looking after the kids while I am at work, so getting away for a run has not been possible. But after yesterday's temperatures were so balmy, I virtually despaired not getting out in it. Luckily S. was willing to stay late tonight so I took a mad dash through the twilight downpour. Luscious!

Distance: 3.25 miles
Weight: 173 lbs.
Stretches: somewhat
Sit-Ups: no
Snack: Zone Perfect Bar
Drink: Gatorade
Start Time: 5.40 pm
Temperature: 64º
Weather: rain!
Gear: rain jacket, rain cap, shorts, cute, short running socks

WHAT? A rainy night?! I LOVE a rainy night!

Things that happen when I cannot run on a regular basis:
    Laundry Me cooking Picking up General housework Playing with children Conversing with children Watching TV with children Eating lots of garbage Drinking too much Gaining weight Insomnia Headaches

I could go on.

Ankle Injuries - Fujiya & Miyagi
The Hanging Garden - The Cure
ABC - The Jackson 5
Kit Mambo - Graham Gouldman
Raining In Paradize - Manu Chao
Loser (171 bpm) - Beck
Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) - Eurythmics
Cooldown: Start the Commotion - Wiseguys

Fujiya & Miyagi
"Ankle Injuries"

Happy New Year, Sweetheart. I miss you terribly.