Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I take these pills to make me thin.

Sun higher, temperature hotter. The breeze in the cove is deceiving, the roads, though shaded well in many places, are honest about the summer. My body knows I need water first thing in the morning, my brain sometimes does not get the message.

Distance: 3.8 miles
Temperature: 72°

Blow Genius Playlist
Cheap and Cheerful - The Kills
Obsession (Static Revenger Mix) - Sky Ferreira
Everybody (Backstreet's Back) - Backstreet Boys
What I Know - Parachute
Spotlight (Twilight Mix) - Mue Math
Invisible - Skylar Grey
Le Disko - Shiny Toy Guns
Sober - Kelly Clarkson
Hurtful - Erik Hassle
Bingo tomorrow night, anyone?

Monday, July 30, 2012

The kids are coming up from behind.

Sunday, 6 PM.
No line at Red's Eats.

On the drive up the wife asks, "Why aren't you running?" The obvious answer is, I broke my toe. Cleaning up the house, barefoot, I just crammed my small toe, right foot, into the vacuum cleaner. I have stubbed my toe before. I knew this was broken.

Not much you can do about that. Taped them together, a day or two later it was no big deal. Bruising went down ... but you couldn't manipulate the toe. I couldn't put my little finger between it and the next toe without some obvious pain.

That was a couple weeks ago. It has also been very hot, and I have been very busy at work and at home. Summer is not downtime, the kids have numerous camps and I have end-of-fiscal-year reports. I could get up early and beat the heat, but put simply, I don't want to.

Training for a race, having a goal, this is such a strong motivator for getting out and doing the running. So is clear, sea air (see: Topsail Beach, Friendship.)

In any event, I am running now, here. And that is good enough for now.

Distance: 3.8 miles
Temperature: 70°

Blow Genius Playlist
Losing My Edge - LCD Soundsystem
Something Good Can Work - Two Door Cinema
This Is What Rock n Roll Looks Like - Porcelain Black
Happily Ever After - He Is We
Helena Beat - Foster the People
Animal (Fake Blood Remix) - Miike Snow
Blow - Kesha

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I think I broke my little toe.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

See you on a dark night.

This is fun.

Temperature: 77°
Distance: 1.5 miles

Dropped my 2000 Honda Civic off at the neighborhood mechanic for appraisal, and ran home. I was wearing shoes.

My throat remains sore, only much, much less so. Wonder what that was all about. It's very hot. Even tonight, in the upper seventies. My head is like a balloon from the run. My ankle hurts, so do my knees. I want to run barefoot on a beach.

Somebody That I Used To Know (DJ Mike D Remix) - Gotye ft. Kimbra
Paddling Out - Miike Snow
Lay Your Cards Out (161 bpm) - Poli├ža
Oblivion (156 bpm) - Grimes