Monday, July 18, 2016

Let me go.

Gentle run around the block. No, I have not seen the doctor. I also have not been in pain for several days. Just thought I would try it out, and so far I feel fine. Yesterday I was on my feet a lot, a full day of social justice related activities in advance of the Republican National Convention.

Yes, we participated in Circle The City With Love because the wife and I are actually hippies, and you didn't know that, did you. Jacques Brel notwithstanding it was a very positive event, and surprisingly well-attended. These grassroots things do not always work out as intended, gun nuts call for a massive display of open-carry on Public Square, there's a million cameras present and one gun.

Distance: 0.85 miles
Avg Pace: 8:45
Duration: 7:25
Route: Around the block.

But we spanned the bridge, held hands, and were silent for a half-hour. And it wasn't without its drama, standing in place in the hot sun can be a trial and there were those who passed out. I know my tired legs were tingling, and my back acted up, though my feet were fine.

It was a positive celebration of Cleveland and its people. We also headed to the Wolstein after for an event sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and starring The Roots. We knew little of the organization prior to attending, the wife really wanted to see Dr. Cornel West speak, and early in the proceedings we saw him in the house, listening to the gospel act Mary Mary. West was accompanied by a gaunt woman with short, silver hair.

Yeah, it was Jill Stein. I almost thought we'd been punk'd into attending a Stein rally, which would have been hilarious, but that did not come to pass. West introduced her but she wasn't permitted to speak because that would have violated all kinds of election regulations.

Temperature: 73°
Climate: hot & humid
Weight: 168 lbs.
Goal: 160 lbs.
Mood: all right

The music was good, the speeches were great, The Roots were amazing. Not the day I had expected when I'd gotten up yesterday morning.

Boyz Playlist
Boyz - M.I.A.
Brand New Colony - Postal Service

All right, I have eaten freely, this season, but it has to stop. This is the way it happens, slowly and then all at once. Controlled portions, more vegetables, etc. And easy on the ice cream

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