Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Me & The Cult

63-64° this morning. Oh man... so beautiful the weather was. I went outside to supervise my dawg on little stroll and the stars were bright in the sky. Unfortunately there's a friggin' church right nearby with a big parking lot that's lit up all night long (Al Gore's not happy about that, I'm sure) so all that ambient light really screwed up about a third of my view. Very inconsiderate of them but oh well. I guess Southern Baptists like to waste energy.

ANYWAY... a beautiful night/morning it was. In this part of South Carolina it's disgustingly hot every single freakin' day. It's just horrible. But this morning I was practically chilly while outside. In Alaska I'd need socks and hiking boots and a warm fleece jacket right now, or at least when the sun goes down (shorts would still be okay 'cause I'm nuts like that), but here being chilly at this time of the year, no, that just hasn't freakin' happened until last night/this morning. Barefoot, shorts and a t-shirt had me wanting socks and a long-sleeve t-shirt. Finally, maybe, the thermometer wills start dipping enough to not sweat through your clothes when you just walk to the curb to get the mail from the mailbox. Oi.

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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 Liberia, 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!
Wednesday Evening Run: 18 minutes 4 sec
- 3:01

5:50 p.m. -- 85° F
sunny but the sun was dipping below the trees... still hot

August: 2 hours 39 min
July:2 hours 11 min
June:1 hour 47 min
May:4 hours 46 min

A little freakin' warm this evening. Okay -- hot. Not wicked hot but still hot.

15 minute walk to the trail before I started actually running and before running there was stretching for a few minutes. When that was done I was already halfway soaked with sweat.

Part One was planned to give me a good amount of running in this heat without overheating and dying. Even though it has been a PATHETIC 5 days since my last run, I felt okay... for the most part. It felt easy for about the first half but after I turned around and headed back to my Gatorade, that last half, for about 7 minutes or so -- not so easy.

Intermission -- walking and Gatorade. No running for about 20 minutes was nice. I knew I had another song to run to cued and soon to come but I wasn't so sure I gave a damn.

Part Two -- I gave a damn and when I heard the Start Cue I made sure to run and git 'er done. I'm glad I did. Part Two's are often a piece of cake. I dunno why but they are.

My Total Time today was down from 20 minutes but it was really hot. Stoopid me for not running at dawn. Oh well. One of these days I've got to start doing that 'cause my time will undoubtedly escalate very, very nicely.

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PHONOGRAPHRunning Tunes came from
Wednesday's Album of the Day...

The Cult - Dreamtime (1984)
Horse Nation
83rd Dream
Go West
A Flower In The Desert
Rider In The Snow
Bad Medicine Waltz
Been a long time since I've listened to The Cult. I've had some friends / roommates who owned some CDs of theirs and so some of their music is/was familiar to me. That was like ten years ago. So like with many bands/artists, I dig starting way back at the beginning/as close to the beginning as possible and I decided I check out some old Cult for running.

Much of the album has a Native American theme and from start to finish I thought it was pretty good stuff. It's got a gothic quality to it, it's well within the realm of "alternative" but most definitely not "hard rock." Two or three tunes have a loud, rockin' sound but a lot of it is kind of dark and somewhat mellow.

I'm really tired so that's about all I have to say about this album. I will add that one o' these days I'll be lookin' forward to more Cult when running.

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"A Flower In The Desert"
from: Dreamtime Live at The Lyceum
May 20, 1984


Sugarmag said...

Hiya Zoooma, That's awesome that you ran! It's not always easy to get it done. I'm glad it's cooling off for you :)

Nazz Nomad said...

so, have i missed your commentary on your guv'nor who (god forbid) will be the next veep?
what's the scoop on her?

Zoooma‼ said...

All the commentary necessary -- Sarah Palin does not support raising taxes or wastefully spending our tax dollars.

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

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated