Monday, November 24, 2008

a run

A running I will go, a running I will go. A running I DID go, actually.
Now I'm so tired.

I wonder if the stock market is going down again today. I wouldn't be surprised if it has/is. A day or two ago Late Friday it made a leap on word of who the new Treasury Secretary is going to be. Other than that, it's just been dropping and dropping since election day -- worst ever (post-WWII) stock market performance for a president-elect. Isn't that special? Investor confidence since that day has been in the tank. I wonder how much money I've lost this quarter. Down a total of around $40,000 in the 2nd & 3rd quarters alone. And now it's getting worse. It should be getting BETTER. Nope, it's not. Ain't that swell. Yeah, just swell.

At least I'm trying to keep healthy. If I'm forced to have healthcare, I want to make sure I don't have to use it.

So I run...

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!
Monday early afternoon Run: 25 min 56 sec
+ 11 sec

12:55 p.m. - 56°, bright & sunny
X ·Oct :: +30 sec· X
October:2 hours 10 min
September:3 hours 25 min
August:2 hours 39 min
July:2 hours 11 min
June:1 hour 47 min
May:4 hours 46 min

First run in almost a week. I suppose I've got an excuse -- been a little sick. Felt great from the neck down, felt like I could've run no problem. Had some problems with the neck up -- a cold. Definitely held me back. Perhaps I could've run with a cold, I just don't know what it would've been like needing to blow my nose every half minute while running. Wouldn't've been pretty, I'm sure.

But today I finally got out onto the trail. Got my shorts on, long-sleeve running/hiking shirt, laced up my shoes, walked outside -- too warm. What the?!?! I had to freakin' change into a short-sleeve shirt. It was too warm!!! That made me sad. Annoyed, actually. I need to move. Here -- way too warm in November. We've had some nice weather -- nice for me: upper 40's, low 30's at night -- but for the most part it's just on the too warm side for me. This bites. I got my run in anyhow. Not like it was 100 or anything! 56 degrees didn't really negatively affect me, I just would've preferred cooler than that.

Being my first run in 6 days, I wasn't sure what to expect but I got through it okay. I considered shortening my Running Time to below 25 minutes and then rebuilding a little... but somehow I made the right decision to press onward toward 26 minutes; I added on yet again, rather than take a step or two backwards.

I wanted to quit my run but that's standard operating procedure for me. Even when I want to quit, when it just sucks so badly, I push on.

Feelin' so tired now but I'm so glad I got out there. Waiting (6 days) was unavoidable, I guess, but I'm still not happy about that. Hopefully I can now wrap up November with at least 3 more decent runs like this. We shall see...


Monday's Running Playlist
included most of this album...
Neil Young :: self-titled debut (1968)
Neil Young

[self-titled debut]

The Emperor of Wyoming
The Loner
If I Could Have Her Tonight
I've Been Waiting For You
The Old Laughing Lady
String Quartet From Whiskey Boot Hill
Here We Are In The Years
What Did You Do To My Life?
I've Loved Her So Long
The Last Trip To Tulsa
I'm so guilty of not listening to enough Neil Young. Like with the Eagles (and many others) I've decided to go back to the beginning.

This album, from the end of '68, is Neil's first after he left Buffalo Springfield and there's be one more solo LP before he'd record and release Deja Vu with Crosby, Stills and Nash.

The songs here are a mixed bunch, to be sure. Judging from the first track alone, you'd think this would be country music! The Loner changes that and gives us that Neil Young sound that most people know and recognize. Another standout is The Last Trip To Tulsa -- weird lyrics, man. That one is almost Dylan-esque but soaked in LSD or something. I dunno.

Great stuff, though. To keep this and more Neil Young out of my ears for too long is just stoopid.

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1 comment:

Sugarmag said...

Hiya Zoooma, Cool that you got back out there. Yay for you!

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

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated