Friday, February 18, 2011

And the weather's good

Have You Seen Me?
Male - Answers to the name "TIGER"
Last seen on Castleton Road Thursday night 2/17/11

2007 Playlist
Vegas - Calvin Harris
The News - Carbon Silicon
Umbrella - Rihanna
Apologize - Timbaland (Featuring OneRepublic)
Mister Sister - The Tender Box
Synchronize - Tomboy
Everybody Knows You CFried Last night - The Fratellis
Shake It - Metro Station
Girls and Boys In Love - The Rumble Strips
Stronger - Kanye West
Thnks Fr Th Mmrs - Fall Out Boy

Distance: 5.15 miles
Temperature: 48º
Weather: gorgeous (but windy)
Groundcover: clear!
Weight: 167 lbs.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Put the wheels in motion

Outreach Tour Season is dizzying on the best of years. Last year I think I was worrying about it more, because I wrote it. And the set was more complicated, and heavier. But the show itself takes a lot out of me this year.

And good GOD there is a lot of candy around. Yes, okay. I admit it. Just because Walgreen's is offering jumbo bags, 3 for $4, does not mean you need to buy all three. You can get one, and scarf that down. Not all three.

But why the hell did everyone I know go all candy crazy this St. Valentine's Day? Office, full of candy. Marshmallow treats at rehearsal. What does the director get the cast for opening night? Big, heart-shaped box of candy (there's one in the show as a prop - it's a show joke.)

Spring encroaches. Maybe. Groundhog said so. Got a couple days in the fifties before it dips again over the weekend. I desire to get some five milers in, they feel so good. Just getting out today, after a week without (really? a week?) was a major hoo-hah, delightful.

I have running dreams, going round and round in my brain what I will wear today, what temperature is it, long-johns or not? Hat or hanky? When do I have those? It is time to get out.

I hope that big rodent was right. Spring at last, Spring at last. Thank God almighty, it's spring at last.

1968 Playlist
White Light/White Heat - The Velvet Underground
Grazing in the Grass - Hugh Masekela
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones
Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
Let the Sunshine In - "Hair" Original Broadway Recording

Distance: 3.3 miles
Temperature: 40º
Weather: nice
Groundcover: dry!
Weight: 166 lbs.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

I've got to keep on keeping on

Finally got a copy of the single (non-album) version of This Is Pop. These things are important.

1978 Playlist

This Is Pop - XTC
Don't Care - Klark Kent
D.I.Y. - Peter Gabriel
Le Freak - Chic
Bustin' Loose Pt. 1 - Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers
Jet Airliner - Steve Miller Band
Double Vision - Foreigner
Birdland (166 bpm) - Maynard Ferguson

The first couple hundred yards rips my face off. It is as cold as I imagine it will be, only worse because now I can feel it. Then, as though all of a sudden, the blood flushes in my chest and the heat rises in my jacket and moves up into my neck and into my face. And I am warm. And it is all right.

I have not been using the headwrap that acts as a shield around my ears and neck and the back of my head. Because I haven't felt I needed it, in spite of the spiteful temps. Anyway, it draws attention to how cold my mouth and nose are ... and then I pull it up over my mouth and nose and it gets wet and my glasses fog up, and then I pull it down and I am even colder, and you get the picture. I am doing fine without it.

It rises above freezing on Sunday. Looking forward to Sunday. Only then my roof with start leaking again. Sigh.

Distance: 3.3 miles
Temperature: 13º
Weather: OMG it makes me tear
Groundcover: slippery
Weight: 168 lbs.

Half a jumbo-sized bag of Twizzlers? But ... but ... they are a low-fat snack!

And pretzels. Also low-fat. What is up with that?

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Faith ... faith ... breathe ...

The Bowery Boys: The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano was devoured by cannibals. Discuss.

1988 Playlist

All She Wants Is (U.S. Master Mix) - Duran Duran
Spark - The Church
Last Night - Traveling Wilburys
Alphabet Street - Prince
Doctorin' The Tardis - The Time Lords (The KLF)
In The Lowlands - Crowded House

Running in the subzero temps wearing a Breathe Right Strip © makes the snot just flow to your shoes.

Distance: 3.3 miles
Temperature: 14º
Weather: freezing
Groundcover: crusty slush
Weight: 166 lbs.

New jockstrap. New man. (TMI?)

Monday, February 07, 2011

This is how I deal

Afraid of running. Hmn. That's new.

It's not even freezing, not quite. The ground cover is slippery. Slushy. And I have not been out for two and a half weeks, it has been so cold, there have been birthday parties, rehearsals, and so on. Whatever. Life intrudes, so what.

I would rather sleep. But I won't. Yay for me.

1998 Playlist
The Way - Fastball
Jump Jive An' Wail - Brian Setzer Orchestra
To Ulrike M. (Zero 7 Mix) - Doris Days & Zero 7
Chair - Sister Soleil
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Millennium - Robbie Williams
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day
Circles - Soul Coughing

Distance: 3.3 miles
Temperature: 34º
Weather: misty
Groundcover: slush
Weight: 168 lbs.

And I can't stop eating shit. The wife thinks I have some special ability to lose weight whenever I choose to, but she is wrong about that.

Now I have a headache. Uhm. I am feeling a little ground right now.