Saturday, June 04, 2011

... in the midday sun.

Men of a certain age like Kate Bush. Discuss.

Distance: 5.15 miles
Duration 45 minutes
Pace: 8.7 min/mile
Temperature: 88º
Weather: stupid.
Weight: 168.5 lbs.
(I sweat away 3 lbs.)

Hot. Thirsty. HUNGRY!!!

I swear it was only 81º when I took off. I still would have gone running, on this hot and sunny day, as insane as that may be. The wife is in Tuscon this weekend, and right now the kids are at friends' houses. This is my time. So I run.

WARNING: Groin talk.

The other day -- National Running Day -- I really pushed it out. Today was wearying (check that pace, I had to stop twice to walk a block-length) but Thursday I was making myself miserable. And that night my right hip ached the way it hadn't since I was in training, five years ago. That night, while defecating (warned you) my varicose vein started flaring up. It hasn't done that in years.

The wife says I need to lose weight. And she's right.

1972 Playlist
Crocodile Rock (149 bpm) - Elton John
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
I'm So Free (159 bpm) - Lou Reed
Rock On - T. Rex
Do It Again - Steely Dan
Pablo Picasso - The Modern Lovers
Blockbuster - Sweet
Rocks Off - The Rolling Stones
Rock and Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter
Hi Hi Hi - Paul McCartney & Wings
Jimmy Loves Mary Ann - Looking Glass
Suffragette City - David Bowie

Best. Perp walk. Ever.


T. Roger Thomas said...

I am not of that age.

Brian said...

I am entirely of that certain age. On first listen through Director's Cut, I wasn't impressed and still prefer the originals. Kate's voice doesn't sound quite a supple as it used to (whose does?). I agree with the article's author - I'll set this aside as an aperitif to her newer stuff.

P.S. My captcha word was, appropriately, 'whine'.

Brian said...

By the way, I came around to your neighborhood for the garage sales before my rehearsal today, but you were already off on your run. Sorry I missed you.

pengo said...

Sorry I missed you - we had to break down at 11.30 for the kids' baseball game.