Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Going backward.

Nineteen runs in February, tied for record set in 2012.

February 2017 Median Run Temperature: 41.6°
February 2012 Median Run Temperature: 35.2°

Granted, those are days I chose to run. Some days I intentionally chose not to because it was so cold, but that's true of both years.

Distance: 3.3 miles
Avg. Pace: 7:38
Duration: 25:12
Route: Forest Hill Loop

#resist
Late nights, this week we are watching When We Rise. Can't believe a series like this is on network TV. I remember the Red Hot + Blue controversy in 1990 when basic information on AIDS/HIV prevention and awareness was scrapped in lieu of biographical information on Cole Porter.

Pavement: wet
Temperature: 43°
Climate: sunny & cool
Mood: all right

Yesterday, I got several, sporadic, shooting pains in my right ankle after my run. The first one almost made me fall over. Lasted about an hour, then they were gone.

Last night I grimaced briefly as this stabbing pain momentarily afflicted my left foot. The wife asked what was wrong, I described it just as I did now. She looked concerned. I said, "Don't you get those? Just occasional, stabbing pains?"

"No," she said, looking at me as though I were disturbed. "No, I don't."

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 164 lbs. (+1.0)
Goal: 165 lbs.
Ideal: 160 lbs.

1983 Playlist
Everything Counts - Depeche Mode
Human Alchemy - XTC
Power and the Passion * - Midnight Oil
Moon 83 * - The B-52's
Coconut Champagne (Live) - Maynard Ferguson
Trommeltanz (Din Daa Daa) - George Kranz

Monday, February 27, 2017

Run like a polo.

After an extended week I have a day off. We rehearsed last Saturday, and on President's Day. I had pre-show events at the performance this past Saturday. Thankful for some time off ... to do laundry, wash dishes, etc.

But, seriously. It's not even 9:30 AM and I have done those things and the rest of the day is mine. Time to write, relax, and run. Hmn. That should be a on a T-shirt.

Distance: 3.75 miles
Avg. Pace: 7:53
Duration: 29:36
Route: Foest Hill Loop

Blessed cool day. That's it. Getting back to the relaxation part (away from a screen.)

Pavement: dry
Temperature: 45°
Climate: cool
Mood: okay?

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 163 lbs. (-1.0)
Goal: 165 lbs.
Ideal: 160 lbs.

2013 Playlist
Y.A.L.A. - M.I.A.
Brave - Sara Bareilles
Right Action - Franz Ferdinand
Dangerous - Big Data
Applause - Lady Gaga
We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus
Cool Kids - Echosmith
Walk Us Uptown - Elvis Costello & The Roots

Sunday, February 26, 2017

You've only had to run so far ... so good.

The past two days have been a physical mystery. It was in the seventies on Friday, but I was saddled with a sinus-piercing headache in the morning, and by night I was just weak, weak and tired. I do not know if it was the cumulative effect of moving the set a few times and running pretty much every day, or if I had caught some kind of bug.

Saturday morning, it was the same. Weak, tired, even after a fine night's sleep (a couple of them, to be honest) and a bit queasy after having a simple breakfast. Was I sick? No idea. But another day without running was necessary.

Distance: 3.3 miles
Avg. Pace: 7:54
Duration: 26:05
Route: Forest Hill Loop

Still feeling weak heading out, and yet being outside and moving through the cool air, it was impossible not to go fast. Just felt good. And such a beautiful, sunny day in the park. Looking across the lagoon at the footbridges, hadn't noticed them from that angle before. Just a wonderful place to be.

Pavement: wet
Temperature: 30°
Climate: sunshine
Mood: leaning in

Snowed last night, the morning sun had already melted what was left on the sidewalks.

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 164 lbs. (-1.5)
Goal: 165 lbs.
Ideal: 160 lbs.

Not sure when I can trust the scale. Some mornings it says 167.5, others 162. Changed the battery a week ago. So I try it now and then while I am in the bathrrom until it makes sense.

1982 Playlist
Wham Rap [Social Mix] - Wham!
Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime) - The Flirts
Jason and the Argonauts - XTC
Pressure - Billy Joel
Lysistrata - Utopia
My Own Way - Duran Duran

Thursday, February 23, 2017

All this aggravation ain't satisfactioning me.

#resist
Just another day, just another run. Obsessively moving forward, keeping active in the spring-like weather, peeling through year playlists. Even this year I am on track to break my February run record, and I am not even training for anything.

In 2012, however, I was fighting against snow and cold temperatures, this year it is easy in my shorts and cap. But I do have seven more playlists to get through than I did that year, so there's that.

None of this means anything. Just trying to have something to say.

Distance: 3.3 miles
Avg. Pace: 7:52
Duration: 25:57
Route: Forest Hill Loop

Boy asked the watch Animalympics before heading off to school this morning, the entire thing is available online. Fans of the movie (mostly Gen X'ers who either saw it over and over on HBO in the early 80s, or on the Disney Channel in the early 90s) wonder why it is not available on DVD or for streaming.

Maybe it's all the Asian stereotypes and fat jokes. Since Disney purchased the rights, they have probably decided to shelve it in the United States like they have Song of the South. Not worth the controversy.

Still. That Kit Mambo.

Temperature: 59°
Climate: overcast and humid
Mood: driving

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 165.5 lbs. (+1.0)
Goal: 165 lbs.
Ideal: 160 lbs.

Gained a pound, yes, but only a pound. Went out with the boy the Happy Dog last night we got the hang out and talk about things which was great. But I have consumed so much fat and grease these past several days and I can feel it in my mouth. Can't brush it out. I need some more control.

2002 Playlist
Freeek! - George Michael
Clap Your Hands - They Might Be Giants
A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presly
Daybreaker - Beth Orton
Sweet Smoke - Mr. Scruff
Music Plus 1 - Cornershop
United States of Whatever *  - Liam Lynch

Babymaking music.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The city's warmer by a couple of degrees.

Moving the set yesterday, ooff. I could feel the energy leaving my arms, weakness settling in. Can't imagine doing that every day this year, or ever again. Maybe it would make me stronger ... but then, maybe not.

The writing is lackadaisical, perhaps m morning meeting I am having today with be a motivation. More on that soon, I hope.

Distance: 3.3 miles
Avg. Pace: 7:53
Duration: 26:03
Route: Forest Hill Loop

Brisk, light, just before the rain. Remarkable. The trees, the earth. We just keep running.

Temperature: 55°
Climate: light rain
Mood: fuck you

My daughter's capacity for forgiveness is bottomless. Mine, however, is not.

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 165.5 lbs. (-0-)
Goal: 165 lbs.
Ideal: 160 lbs.

Why eat sensibly all day only to scarf a piece of cold, flavorless pizza right before bed?

1999 Playlist
As - George Michael & Mary J. Blige
Five Fathoms (Kevin Yost Everything and a Groove Mix) - Everything But the Girl
Find My Baby - Moby
Lullaby of Clubland - Everything But the Girl
Stop Breaking Down - The White Stripes
Blame * - Everything But the Girl

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

We're on the move.

Why yo-yo dieting is still better than doing nothing for weight loss
by Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph 2/21/2017

Well, thank God for that, anyway.

Distance: 3.25 miles
Route: Forest Hill Loop
Pavement: dry
Temperature: 57°
Climate: overcast & cool
Mood: all right

Tour season begins, late nights and early mornings. Takes effort to stay on top of exercise, moving sets in and out exhausts me ... only this year my load is much lighter, at least literally. Most days I won't even be going out, it is an entirely autonomous tour.

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 165.5 lbs. (+0.5)
Goal: 165 lbs.
Ideal: 160 lbs.

Glorious day, cool but humid. It will be like spring for the most part for the next ten days.

1979 Playlist
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
My Sharona - The Knack
Candy-O - The Cars
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
Making It - David Naughton
Cars - Gary Numan
I Fought the Law - The Clash
The Stranger Song - The Cure

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Every step of the way.

Both of our children have grown an inch and a half since August. So, things have been happening.

The boy and I took a bike/run today, a beautiful spring-like day. I jammed a Bluetooth speaker into the water bottle holder, and we were both able to enjoy that late 60s rhythm and blues.

Distance: 3.25 miles
Route: Forest Hill Loop
Pavement: dry
Temperature: 52°
Climate: sunny!
Mood: good

Wish I had timed that, the boy gets bigger, he can now bike much faster, and does. He paces me. I had to ask him to slow down a couple times. I hope we get to do this a lot in the weeks and months to come. I wish the girl would run with me.

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 165 lbs. (-1.5)
Goal: 165 lbs.
Ideal: 160 lbs.

When are geese suppose to lay their eggs? Because I think they have. It's February.

1969 Playlist
Hook & Sling - Eddie Bo
We Have All The Time In The World - Louis Armstrong
We Got More Soul - Dyke & The Blazers
Time Is Tight - Booker T. & The MG's
Your Good Thing (Is About to End) - Lou Rawls
Baby Please Don't Go - Them
On Her Majesty's Secret Service - John Barry Orchestra
Aquele Abraco - Gilberto Gil
Grits Ain't Groceries (All Around The World) - Little Milton

Saturday, February 18, 2017

I'm running underground.

Thigh pain persists, a burning sensation deep in my right thigh. It is an affliction I generally associate with the winter, and with being off my regimen. Yet I have been exercising most days. This bout began yesterday afternoon, and continued even after my hard evening run. I went to sleep with this feeling, and also woke with it.

This is not meralgia paresthetica, the condition I developed fifteen years ago. That would be on the outside of my leg. Rather, self-diagnosis suggests this is greater trochanteric pain syndrome, which relates to minor tears in the nearby muscles, but perhaps I should ask a doctor.

However, whenever I ask a doctor about conditions like these, the general advice is to take an anti-inflammatory. This is something I have neglected to do.

Distance: 3.25 miles
Avg. Pace: 8:07
Duration: 26:25
Route: Forest Hill Loop

Fewer clothes, dry, safe pavement. We pick up knees, we run, we fly.

Pavement: dry
Temperature: 66°
Climate: clear blue skies
Mood: tired

End of a Saturday work day run, before we go out for the evening. Feeling drained. leg pain, running every day just to keep up. Glad I went out. The breeze was a bit strong heading out, but it was all at my back heading home.

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 166.5 lbs. (+1.5)
Goal: 165 lbs.
Ideal: 160 lbs.

I should eat only vegetables tonight.

1998 Playlist
Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger
Rock Is Dead - Marilyn Manson
Rolling - Soul Coughing
Cascades of Colour - Ananda Project
Sexy Boy (Live) - AIR
Jump Jive An' Wail - Brian Setzer Orchestra
Mezzanine - Massive Attack

Friday, February 17, 2017

They say they're running (out of angels.)

Sunset over Forest Hill Park
Still pain down my leg, only now it's both legs. This is not a problem at the moment, it's just a reminder than I am an active man.

Distance: 5.15 miles
Avg. Pace: 7:53
Duration: 40:37
Route: Forest Hill/Boulevard Loop

Temperatures picking up, tomorrow it will be sixty degrees with warm temperatures or at least well-above freezing until at least March. Our new Secretary of the E.P.A. will ensure this trend continues.

Pavement: dry
Temperature: 46°
Climate: cool
Mood: not bad, actually

Shorts and a long-sleeved shirt which feels as though it has chafed me something terrible. All the sweat? Who knows. Running brisk and free through the sunset. Busy weekend ahead, they're all busy, the tour begins next week, rehearsals for Red Onion, White Garlic started last night.

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 165 lbs. (-0-)
Goal: 165 lbs.
Ideal: 160 lbs.

1978 Playlist
Ever Fallen In Love - The Buzzcocks
Got to Get You Into My Life - Earth Wind & Fire
Living In Paradise - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Strange Town * - The Jam
Truth Hits Everybody * - The Police
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Running Out of Angels - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Cross Wires - XTC
Radios In Motion - XTC
Safe European Home - The Clash
Shame - Evelyn "Champagne" King
I'm Every Woman - Chaka Khan

Didn't plan to run five miles. But, Jesus Christ, 1978! What didn't you do?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Warm me up.

Taught two ninety-minute classes in back-to-back at my daughter's school. It was the Macbeth residency, a little banquet scene, some stage combat. I was entirely wrecked after and just couldn't move for about an hour.

It's cold. I'm tired. The national scene is demoralizing. Time for a run.

Distance: 3.25 miles
Avg. Pace: 8:20
Duration: 27:06
Route: Forest Hill Loop

Today is also the day that winter got me. It's cold. I'm cold. And its not even that cold. But I feel it, deeply. It leaves me listless and uninspired.

It was also one year ago today that I last saw my father alive, that has been weighing on me, too.

Pavement: dusty with snow & ice
Temperature: 27°
Climate: cold
Mood: wtf

From enervating to energizing. Still not one hundred percent, but at least I can say I ran, and it was good. At least I am no longer cold. What would I do without it? Seriously, it's a little frightening.

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 165 lbs. (-1.0)
Goal: 165 lbs.
Ideal: 160 lbs.

2004 Playlist
Breathe Me - Sia
Let's Get It Started (Spike Mix) - The Black Eyed Peas
Extraordinary Girl - Green Day
Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
Hunting Season - Felix da Housecat
Me Plus One - Annie
La-La-Love - Astaire
Air - Owls

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

My beats-per-minute never been the same.

A man my age should not eat Andouille sausage. Like, ever. And that is all I would like to say about that.

Distance: 3.25 miles
Avg. Pace: 7:51
Duration: 25:38
Route: Forest Hill Loop

Broke eight minutes for the first time in forever. Thank you, 1984, thank you, George, for some totally awesome BPM.

Pavement: dry
Temperature: 32°
Climate: cool, sunny
Mood: all right

Decided to put on a sport coat for work today. Tried of looking like a schlub.

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 166 lbs. (+1.0)
Goal: 165 lbs.
Ideal: 160 lbs.

1984 Playlist
I Love You, Suzanne * - Lou Reed
Why [12" Version] - Bronski Beat
Blue Light - David Gilmore
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go * - Wham!
Another Bridge * - Everything But the Girl
Dance Halls Days [Extended Version] - Wang Chung

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Feeling kind of older.

The hamstring is an issue. Maybe running every day has something to do with it, but my left thigh generally aches. The "string" in my leg, I can feel it like a band of rubber and it has pain. Sitting for any length of time can make my back sore, or my thigh. It is, as I say, a pain.

Distance: 3.25 miles
Avg. Pace: 8:19
Duration: 27:04
Route: Forest Hill Loop

Beautiful, cool morning. So many geese around the lagoon, really pissed one off who did not wish to make way for me on the running path.

Feeling it in my back-end. Forecast is mild for the next ten days, but I feel the need to continue, whenever possible, to store up for when the actual winter might come. In CLE, that might be in May.

Pavement: wet
Temperature: 36°
Climate: cool & cloudy
Mood: all right

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 165 lbs. (0-)
Goal: 165 lbs.
Ideal: 160 lbs.

165 lbs. is kind of where I am supposed to be. I would prefer 160, but 165 is good It is a good place to be. But how do I stay here, or just below it? I have  tendency, like most people, to eat.

I keep salted almonds in the house, and mix a handful of those with a handful of raisins or dried cranberries to keep my mouth occupied and my hunger (it's not really hunger, it's appetite) sated until dinner. Often that works. I would rather have a bag of Doritos. Like a whole, family-sized bag.

1973 Playlist
Love Train - The O'Jays
Dancing With the Moonlight Knight - Genesis
D'yer Mak'er - Led Zeppelin
Pills - New York Dolls
Hooked On a Feeling - Blue Swede
Live & Let Die - Paul McCartney & Wings
Skokian - Hot Butter
Blinded By the Light - Bruce Springsteen


Ladies and gentlemen, Alan Alda. (((Sigh.)))

Saturday, February 11, 2017

In the shadow of the Master Plan.

Never talk to me during "The Jackal."
The boy and I have been binge-watching The West Wing. He has to learn civics from somewhere. The wife finds it depressing, but the show was always a fantasy, and one we can aspire to, and so it remains.

Last night we watched C.J. do the thing.

Distance: 5 miles
Route: Forest Hill/Boulevard Loop
Pavement: wet
Temperature: 45°
Climate: very nice
Mood: working on it

Mmn. Shorts today, which was appropriate, pants would have been far too warm. However, the cold air on my legs are currently wreaking havoc on my knees. Hopefully a hot shower will take care of that, also pain reliever.

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 165 lbs. (-1.0)
Goal: 165 lbs. (achievement unlocked)
Ideal: 160 lbs.

Big plans tonight, the boy and I are going to tackle his room. Long overdue project. If you don't hear from me tomorrow, call the authorities.

1993 Playlist
The Jackal - Ronnie Jordan
Seven Days - Sting
Come To Me * - Bjork
UMF - Duran Duran
High Noon - Kruder & Dorfmeister
Jump Around - House of Pain
Ripcord - Radiohead
Divorce Song - Liz Phair
Too Much Information - Duran Duran

Friday, February 10, 2017

We always end up in a rut.

Anniversaries. We bought the Hamilton cast recording a year ago yesterday (iTunes keeps track of these things) around that time we had the new fireplace installed. The tour opened on Mom's birthday, and then my father died.

No time is the good time for the death of one of your parents. February is a uniquely bad time for it to happen.

Cold today, didn't wish to run, but my right hip hurts. Sitting yesterday was a (literal) pain. Have to keep moving, no matter what.

Distance: 1.75 miles
Avg. Pace: 8:08
Duration: 14:18
Route: Two times around the block.

Kept close to the house, almost took off for the forest, but it's too cold. Taking the boy to work today, busy busy business.

Pavement: snowy
Temperature: 16°
Climate: cold
Mood: driven

Lost eight pounds since New Year's. Slow and steady from here out.

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 166 lbs. (-1.0)
Goal: 165 lbs.
Ideal: 160 lbs.

Another anniversary -- it was ten years ago in early February that I began creating playlists by year to interest and motivate me to run in sub-freezing temps. The first was for 1983, which I generally regarded as the best year in popular music, ever. I have since changed my mind.

2010 Playlist
Compared to What? - John Legend & The Roots
On Melancholy Hill - Gorillaz
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Something Good Can Work - Two Door Cinema Club

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

If you've got something to say, why don't you say it?

#ShePersisted
Lisa and I will be trading off directing duties this morning. It will be helpful to use a different part of my brain for a while. Still can't decide what to write next. Flip-flopping through worlds and ideas and emotions. Not sure which way to turn. Last Sunday Carol said, write what you don't know. I have tried that without confidence, perhaps she has given me permission.

Distance: 3.3 miles
Avg. Pace: 8:02
Duration: 26:30
Route: Forest Hill Loop

Rage tweet headache. Went to sleep with it, woke up with it. But as long as it is above freezing, I must hit the pavement.

Pavement: wet
Temperature: 34°
Climate: overcast & cool
Mood: not bad, considering

Brisk, lovely morning. Brisk run. Thinking about the next race. I have no idea what that is, either.

Hey. No more headache.

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 167 lbs. (-0.5)
Goal: 165 lbs.
Ideal: 160 lbs.

1990 Playlist
Can I Kick It? - Tribe Called Quest
Something To Save - George Michael
Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
Dom Me! - Bel Biv DeVoe
Steppin' to the A.M. - 3rd Bass
Being Boring - Pet Shop Boys

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Fear in the air, tension everywhere.


More protests, last night against the "so-called President's" pick for Education Secretary. Paul and I headed out to the Celebrezze Building (that's where our Republican Senator has his local office) to join I don't know how many people in shouting Vote No Devos for the cameras and the supportive car horns of homegoers.

Distance: about 3 miles
Route: Forest Hill Loop
Pavement: wet, some ice
Temperature: 48°
Climate: rain!
Mood: headachy

Rainy run today, shorts with a rain jacket and cap. Very pleasant except for dodging the large puddles. Wish I had my stats, the mapping program cocked up again, second time in a week.

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 167.5 lbs. (+1.0)
Goal: 165 lbs.
Ideal: 160 lbs.

That is what happens when you eat macaroni and cheese right before bed.

1970 Playlist
Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today) * - The Temptations
Little Green Bag - George Baker
Rock & Roll [Alternate Mix] - Velvet Underground
Domino - Van Morrison
In the Summertime * - Mungo Jerry
That's All Right [Live] - Elvis Presley
SUper Bad (Part 1 & 2) - James Brown

Monday, February 06, 2017

Set me free, set me out on the run.

Football as an American political metaphor. Okay, whatever. I'm still in it for the Lady Haha.

Distance: 3.25 miles
Avg. Pace: 8:51
Duration: 28:47
Route: Forest Hill Loop

Left hamstring is irritated, clumps of snow caused some awkward landings and twists. Still, feels great to get out. Air is clean and cool, I'm cold for about ten seconds and then very comfortable Love the park.

Pavement: shoveled, dry. un-shoveled, crispy, treacherous snow and ice.
Temperature: 25°
Climate: cold
Mood: I'm thinking.

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 166.5 lbs. (-0-)
Goal: 165 lbs.
Ideal: 160 lbs.

2009 Playlist
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Paparazzi - Lady Gaga
Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys
Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Something Good '09 - Utah Saints
Mute (Jokes of the Scene Remix) - The Brash
Ghosts 'N' Stuff - Deadmau5 ft. Rob Swire

Sunday, February 05, 2017

I've got a habit and it's all mine.

Best year in popular music, hands down.
Miserable few days, very, very cold and I could feel it, deep in my muscles. Little time available to run, less interest. I have been driving forward since New Year's but the past few days, just ugh.

There are those times when I simply do not wish to run. I know that is hard to believe.

Distance: 5 miles
Route: Forest Hill/Boulevard Loop
Pavement: clogged with snow
Temperature: 41°
Climate: nice
Mood: whatever

Perfect day to go long. I have time, the weather is not unpleasant. Shame about the sidewalks; my knees have been acting up this week. Perhaps it's the cold. I don't have serious knee issues (one operation almost ten years ago notwithstanding) though I have for brief periods of time been given to debilitating pain,

There was a week, perhaps, twenty-five year ago (yikes) in February or March, 1992 when I used a cane for a few days, one or the other of my knees hurt so terribly. Seriously, a cane. It was either than or lean on everything to get around. Then the pain just went away. Weird.

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 166.5 lbs. (-0.5)
Goal: 165 lbs.
Ideal: 160 lbs.

My mapping program turned itself off during the middle of the run, which is a shame, I was curious about the stats. But it was five miles. Five miles on a Sunday, all right.

1989 Playlist
Biting My Nails  - Renegade Soundwave
My Brave Face - Paul McCartney
Love Shack - The B-52's
The Cactus - 3rd Bass
I Want It All - Queen
Buddy [12" Remix] - De La Soul ft. Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Bros., Monie Love & Queen Latifah
Partyman -Prince
Sin (Long) - Nine Inch Nails
King For a Day (12" Version) - XTC

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Don't run back inside, darling.

And some mornings I feel entirely listless, like I never want to run again. Then I realize I have been up for three hours and haven't had a thing to eat.

Distance: 1.75 miles
Avg. Pace: 8:41
Duration: 15:14
Route: Neighborhood Run

Also, I always believed I needed to wear think socks to run, for fear of blisters and callouses. But you get those on long runs, why not wear thick, warm socks on winter runs? Or even on a short warm weather run, they're more comfortable! Thick socks. Mmn.

Pavement: wet & patchy with black ice
Temperature: 34°
Climate: cold
Mood: head down

Short run, much to do. Treacherous, slippery. Little steps.

Baseline: 174 lbs.
Today: 167 lbs. (-0.5)
Goal: 165 lbs.
Ideal: 160 lbs.

1975 Playlist
That's The Way (I Like It) - KC & The Sunshine Band
The Hustle - Van McCoy & the Soul City Symphony
Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band