Monday, May 12, 2008

What is wrong in my life that I must get drunk every night?

The Plain Dealer - Monday, May 12, 2008
Cleveland could better promote its Rite Aid marathon
by Zachary Lewis
    The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon is one of the oldest and fastest foot-races in the country.

    Yet for some reason, unlike many of its peers, the 26.2-mile event attracts relatively little attention, even in its hometown, and participation isn't what it used to be.

    Some say that's because Northeast Ohio simply doesn't care about running, that the region as a whole has eyes only for football, baseball and basketball.

    Others, though, attribute the low profile to the race's own personnel, claiming they're the ones who have yet to realize the marathon's full potential and rally the community. ...
Yes, what is it, exactly, that makes a 26.2 mile run around Cleveland less exciting than in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston ...

... wait. Please. Don't answer that.

Hey, maybe it's dorky ass-sh*t like this.

1985 Playlist
Johnny Come Home - Fine Young Cannibals
World Machine - Level 42
Jockey Full Of Bourbon * - Tom Waits
We Close Our Eyes - Go West
Kiss Me On The Bus * - The Replacements
Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) - Mike & The Mechanics
Shout - Tears For Fears
Miami Vice Theme - Jann Hammer
I Didn't Mean To Turn You On - Robert Palmer
If You love Somebody Set Them Free - Sting
Cooldown: Around The World In A Day - Prince and The Revolution
I Must Confess - Everything But The Girl
    (Last Year's 1985 Playlist)
    Face the Face - Pete Townshend
    Nemesis - Shriekback
    I'm Your Man - Wham!
    Some Like It Hot - The Power Station
    When All's Well - Everything But the Girl
    Road to Nowhere - Talking Heads
    What You Need - INXS
    Close To Me - The Cure
    Obsession - Animotion
    Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo
    Can't Get There From Here - R.E.M.
    Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush
    Like Wow Wipeout - Hoodoo Gurus
    Perfect Kiss - New Order
    Faron - Prefab Sprout
Run stats:
Days to Cleveland: 5
Distance: 5.15 miles
Weight: 167.5 lbs.
Stretches: yes
Push-ups: 20
Temperature: 53ยบ
Weather: cool & sweet

2 comments:

Jen said...

Oh, I love Prefab Sprout! And Kate Bush too.

Look. Anybody who doesn't think Cleveland is cool obviously hasn't spent much time in Missouri. If it makes you feel any better.

pengo said...

Yes. There's always the famous Missouri Marathon.