Rain Check

8 02 2009
Kooky weather a-brewin'

Kooky weather a-brewin'

Nice post-race-day run. A fun four miles of sloppy trail. I couldn’t be happier than when I’m running through or hopping over puddles of mud. Saw only one other runner out there today and it was some chick decked out in pro-level tri gear. I guess if I were fast enough and sponsered I’d probably sport a singlet on training runs; can’t knock it if you don’t try it I s’pose. Until then, though, you’ll see me huffin’ in my cotton Goodwill t-shirt, 5 year-old Patagonia shorts, and faded cotton headband.¬† Oh yeah, and a Suunto strapped to my wrist. ūüėČ

Crazy hair day.

Crazy hair day.

Splatter pattern.

Splatter pattern.

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Nasty Habits

30 12 2008

 

On-On!

On-On!

Ahh, the running continues. I’m currently sitting at 13 runs in 15 days, which considering my lack of “running fitness” prior to starting this¬†endeavor, I’m fairly pleased with. The calves are feeling MUCH better after taking those two days off…I’m still considering compression socks, though. ¬†I’m trying hard to justify the cash those things require. ¬†Shit, if they allow me to continue running my ass off without the calf pain I don’t see how I could afford not to get a pair. ¬†Anyone know of any on-line deals??

The other day I took my dog Kloe out for a change. ¬†Now she’s a nine year old, about 100 pound, American Bulldog. ¬†We used to hike together quite often but over the years she’s slowed down. ¬†Well the run probably did her some good but she kept me going at what felt like a 12 min/mi pace. ¬†Then she slept for two days! I may have to self-sacrifice and commit to taking her out once a week; the running exhausts her but I can tell she loves it. And isn’t that the point??

 

Off-center look at the crazy runner hair.

Off-center look at the crazy runner hair.

Speedway.

Speedway.

Last night the girl and I ordered a pizza and watched Sweeney Todd. ¬†Weird. ¬†Kinda gruesome (in a fakish way) but we both really enjoyed it, though the music was somewhat laking…for a musical. I’ve re-fired-up the old Netflix account and today we’ll be getting Vantage Point. ¬†The nice part about not having any TV service at home is that you are forced to entertain yourself in other, usually more productive, fashions. ¬†BUT if you still just want to sit and zone out for an hour or so, there’s Netflix.

With our video tonight I’m thinking Indian food. There are a couple of potato samosas in the freezer, I’ve got a good recipe for vegan dahl saag, and ¬†there’s a little curry pasta & edamame salad recipe I’ve got up my sleeve. YUM!