Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Oh, Mann, finally back to runnin'!

The North Face trail running shoe -- good for use in the Appalachian Mountains ... but seriously, they are rather small compared to the Rocky Mountains ... Sierra Nevada are sweet, too.  Would definitely use 'em in the Alps, that's for sure.  One thing's for sure -- Jerry Garcia or Bob Weir or Phil Lesh probably never went running on January 1st.  Why January 1st?  Just seems like a day that makes the most sense.  Maybe Christmas.

· Run Time -- 14 minutes 17 seconds (+0:21)

· indoors

· Total Running Time for November -- 2 hours 18 min 45 sec
______________________October --- ______57 min 06 sec
____(starting Oct. 1)
· Weight Loss Goal -- 24 pounds (11 kg)
__________· So Far -- 9 lb... havin' a difficult time getting to 10

Finally got back to the Rec Center for a run tonight. It's been several days since my last run... and several days without exercise is a bad thing. It was interesting walking into the gym at such a late hour. I had already eaten something for dinner. Was almost just lookin' forward to some TV and sleep... but I knew I had to run, had a playlist loaded on my mp3 player and ready to go. Now, man, I'm so glad I made the decision to change clothes, grab my keys, and head over to the University. For days I hesitated running, had some sort of block that wasn't exactly urging me to go. Stoopid. Afterwards, right now, I'm soaked in a feeling that going for a run was exactly the right thing to do.

Smooth run. Another 1/3 of a minute tacked on. Slowly building back up to 20 (and then beyond.)

I realized that now that I'm running indoors, I'm using outdoor Trail running shoes. Okay, so there's not that much difference and they do the job indoors just fine, but do I need Gore-Tex indoors? And deep tread made for uneven conditions outside on a trail?

Ah, well. I suppose they'll do and by the time I need a new pair, I'll be back outdoors again... of course, that won't be for months, but whatever, I'm not exactly ready to move to a less cold climate yet. Eventually maybe but for now this is what it is -- running indoors in late November and that'll continue through February. Maybe in March I'll finally be able to hit the trail again. Until then, this will suffice.

Running tunes
from this evenings album...

She used to be the lead singer for the band 'Til Tuesday... but I'm not sure if there's supposed to be an apostrophe before the T in Til.  Maybe.
Aimee Mann



I Should've Known
Fifty Years After The Fair
4th of July
Could've Been Anyone
Put Me On Top
Stupid Thing
Say Anything
Jacob Marley's Chain
Mr. Harris
I Could Hurt You Now
I Know There's A Word
I've Had It
Way Back When

I'm not so sure what to make of this album. I used to dig Aimee's band Til Tuesday but I never heard any solo material of hers... until now. She's an amazing songwriter, that's for sure. The lyrics here are smart and they tell good stories. Her sound, sort of Adult Alternative, I'm too excited by. It's not bad but then again i didn't think, "Wow, i love this." Just eh. A few songs pop while others are fairly mellow. There's sort of a wide array of sounds here so it's not all the same for 51 minutes. It's a cool mix with something that'll appeal to anyone who used (or still does) dig Til Tuesday.

(Wow, could I be any less specific?!)

Mostly 320 kbps dload @ Music Eldorado


Erica said...


I wish I could relate to your tough decisions in life -- to wear Gore-Tex indoors, or to not wear Gore-Tex indoors.

With me it's more like, to get out of bed and not call in sick, or to just stay there and finish the Janet Evanovich novel.
But, as a proud Capitalist, I force myself to go a-earnin'.

Zooomabooma said...

You may've missed my post from a few days ago about a particular lovely time I had at work this past weekend. It sometimes ain't no picnic in an office with tulips to tiptoe in and an endless supply of jelly beans to chow down on to my heart's delight... or my stomach's displeasure! So when Gore-tex indoors is an issue, that's a good day indeed.

But anyway, perhaps Socialism would be better for you, Erica... let the taxpayers take care of you while you stay at home lazily reading books by an author from NEW JERSEY. And isn't that where Stephanie Plum lives and mainly works? Hmmmm....

Erica said...

Yes, Stephanie Plum [at least, from what I could gather, as I'm still in her first novel] lives and works in Trenton *vurp* New Jersey, the gurgling, bottomless swamp of political profiteering and dooshbaggery.

Socialism, indeed, would work better for me, for a time, but seeing as I am not a selfish asshole, and care about concepts bigger than myself, I think every individual American has a right to make the best of what they've got, and while I haven't got much, I'm proud of the life I've earned with my own hard-earned dollars.

Socialism would eventually collapse, either by ruining the freaking economy, or/and by some buttplug dictator turning into a crooked, power-hungry totalitarian asswipe.

Youse is good peeps, Zoooma.

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated