Sunday, August 19, 2012

Can I go running with you?

Does any man my age actually wear pajamas?

I have been aching a lot the past several days. A couple days ago I woke with a terrible pain in my right knee. Just, through the whole knee. I got up, and it went away. Also, my back aches. I will roll over and sleep on the other side until it aches, and do this over and over again until I ache all over, and then give up and rise.

This morning has been slow, people rising slowly. The wife has had terrible insomnia, for weeks, but she got to rest after I got up. I made breakfast, piecemeal, for everyone. Getting headachy.

Finally, I announced I needed to take a run. The morning is beautiful. The wife agreed. I got my kit on.

The girl walked up and asked, "Can I go running with you?"

Absolutely. We went to the middle school track and ran a mile, two-tenths at a time.

Temperature: 64°
Distance: 1 mile
Route: Monticello Middle School track

Friday, August 17, 2012

You better get running.

Temperature: 73°
Distance: 3.25 miles
Weight: 176.5 lbs.

Can I run? Yes, I think I can. I have gained weight. I do not fit into my pants, again. Headphones poorly stored on a road trip with frag (sigh). Have not yet gotten the new "shoes". But the weather turns perfect and running is something I must do.

Tomorrow New Yorker's get Summer Streets. Lucky, lucky them. Enjoy the pavement, people. And will endeavor to do so here, too.

Handcream For a Generation - Cornershop (2002)
Heavy Soup
Staging the Plaguing of the Raised Platform
Music Plus 1
Lessons Learned From Rocky I to Rocky III
Wogs Will Walk
Motion the Eleven
People Power

With my new car (which has no aux input) I am discovering the album. This one came out ten years ago. It makes me think of rebirth. It is full of joy and fun and humor. Emerging from grief -- personal loss, 9/11... coupled with the fact that we had just learned we would be having another child.  One who is currently sitting nearby, paitning her brother's nails.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Some day I will resume running. In the meanwhile, read this incredible story by Mark Singer about a guy who has cheated on a dozen marathons. (The New Yorker, August 6, 2012)

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Watching telly. Drinking wine.

Yesterday we took a ferry that passed Marshall Point Lighthouse.

Run, Forrest. Run.
Thursday Itinerary:
Sleep late.
First beer.

And it's only two. Tonight we have been invited to my aunt's and uncle's place on Martin's Point.

Distance: 3.8 miles
Temperature: 72° - Humid.

Blow Genius Playlist
Don't Blame the World, It's the DJs Fault - Cobra Starship
Single (169 bpm) - Natasha Bedingfield
Letters From the Sky - Civil Twilight
Infinity Guitars (158 bpm) - Sleigh Bells
Die Another Day - Madonna
Who'd Have Known (169 bpm) - Lily Allen
Go All the Way (Into the Twilight) - Perry Farrell
Somebody That I Used to Know (DJ Mike D Remix) - Gotye ft. Kimbra
I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend to Dance With You - Black Kids