Sunday, March 30, 2008

Out With Miranda For One Last March Run

The great thing about watching Sunday Night Baseball in Alaska -- it's really just an afternoon game, just like Sunday and Monday Night Football. Starts at about 8 p.m. on America's East Coast ... that's about what time it's all over here. Can head out to the gym (or the bar or wherever) after the game and never have to miss a pitch. Not that missing a pitch is a bad thing, except when the Mets are on. And since my runs are pretty short, I wouldn't miss much of a game anyway ... but the point is when the game's over, in Alaska the night's just startin'!

And after the first Sunday night game of the year, with just hours to spare, I got my final run in for March. The 8 o'clock hour on a Sunday night -- best time to go, place is dead.

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 or Blaise Compaoré probably never went running in Colombia, Paraguay, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Pyongyang, 평양 직할시 조선민주주의인민공화국 平壤直轄市 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國, Türkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Кыргызстан, Киргизия, Uzbekistan, O'zbekiston, Ўзбекистон Республикаси, Tajikistan, Тоҷикистон.  Probably the same with Brent Mydland.  At least that's my gut feeling.  I could be wrong.  I mean, there were a lot of drugs at Grateful Dead shows and the good Lord above, He knows I did my share!

Sunday Night Run: 18 minutes 43 seconds+5 sec
· indoors ·
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Run Time March:3 hours 57 minutes
February:3 hours11 minutes
January:2 hours56 minutes

Oh so close I came to 4 hours for the month. Yes, a joke to many who run but a sweet success for me.

Tonight's run went okay. I was eager to get out there, good tunes, good pace, finished up without any problems at all. So boring when it goes smoothly but I'd rather have a (somewhat) easy run than a hellish time that gives me a lot to type about!

April running will hopefully kick off on the 1st day of the month but we'll see. Whenever, the goal is 4½ hours for the month.

Running tunes from
the album of the day...


Miranda Lambert (2001)Miranda Lambert

(self-titled)

2001 DEBUT







Somebody Else
Texas Pride
Lyin' Here
Another Heartache
What In The World
Jack Daniels
Texas As Hell
Something That I Like About A Honky Tonk
Last Goodbye
Wichita Falls

There are probably a whole lotta people out there who think Miranda Lambert's 2003 album Kerosene is her debut. Nope. There's this hard-to-find GEM from 2001, released before Miranda's appearance on Nashville Star.

I've never heard Ms. Lambert's two commercially produced CDs but after hearing this I'm not sure I exactly want to. She was just 18 years old when this independently released collection of songs was put out and holy cow -- this is what country should sound like. I don't listen to a whole lotta country but this ranks up there with best country albums of the past 20 years. Nothing against Nashville but this makes me think Texas and that's what I like.

Paying attention to people who because famous thanks to American Idol is not my thing. I don't even watch the show. And I never watched the countrified version Nashville Star either ... and I'm not about to start. Ms. Lambert got her career kickstarted because of appearing on reality tv but I ain't gonna hold that against her. Had she not appeared on the show, this album proves she had what it takes to be successful at singing great country music!

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1 comment:

Skittles said...

Way to go on the running!!!!

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

 
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