Well, well, well, what to bitch and complain about today? With these running posts I always feel like having something up here on top. I've already finished my run, already typed about it and typed about the music I listened to when I ran, now I can add something up here. But what? Hmmm, maybe something about the Dow Jones being DOWN again? It was in positive numbers a few minutes ago, but it's down almost 10 points below where it opened for the day. Sad thing is, even if it ends UP like 2 or 300 points, it'll still be down for the week. Ain't that swell? Why's this not important to people like, oh, the President?!!? Millions upon millions of hardworking Americans have money in a 401(k) and/or otherwise invested in Wall Street for their retirement or maybe to send a child to college. All of that is slowly going bye bye. It's all getting eaten away. Unbelievable. Does the President even care?!?! Apparently not. The market's got a little less than four more hours to go on the day so we'll see what happens. Again, even if it closes up 500 points, that doesn't mean we're gonna be okay, not yet. One good day does not make a recovery; we'd still be a LONG way away from where we SHOULD be. Since the President won the election and since he was inaugurated, Wall Street's gone straight to hell. There's just NO confidence in what he and his administration is doing to fix the economy. NO positive outlook for the future. Just great, I say sarcastically. But for whatever reason, and now I'm just going in circles, it doesn't seem like he even cares.
In other news: exercise is good. And why do we like to be nostalgic?
|Friday Morning Run: 24 minutes 10 seconds||-1 min 29|
Days Since My Last Run: (nearly) 7
10:00 am - 64° - bright and sunny
It's partially unbelievable to me that it's been nearly 7 whole days since my last run. Yet again -- that's not good. To be fair -- there's been rain. There's been a pinched nerve in my back that sidelined me for three days. And then there was an allergies issue that caused me to delay this run by a day. Crap crap crap. But finally I was able to get out there.
Not a good run but what matters is I got it done. Since it had been a week, I retooled my Run Time, cutting back quite a bit. I'll have to build back up again, hopefully not in 10 or 12 second increments, hopefully by half minutes.
Less than half way through, I had thoughts of quitting, My nose was runny as hell and that absolutely annoyed the crap out of me. How I made it to the end cue on my mp3 player, I do not know. Physically I feel fine now, felt fine when running, and I don't suspect there'll be any problem with my back or anything else. I suppose my nose is physically part of me but I was talkin' about my muscles and tendons and such. Nose-wise I've seen better days. Allergy medication had me half knocked on my ass while I ran and now it's almost making me fall asleep. Maybe I should be happier that I ran for the first time in March, and that somehow I succeeded, but eh.
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Friday's Running Playlist
included most of this album...
1977 (2002 re-issue)
|Feels Like The First Time|
Cold As Ice
The Damage Is Done
Long, Long Way From Home
Woman Oh Woman
At War With The World
Fool For You Anyway
I Need You
Feels Like The First Time (demo version)
Woman Oh Woman (demo version)
At War With The World (demo version)
Take Me To Your Leader (demo version)
Anyway, there was a time when I owned the Foreigner 4 LP but other than that, all I knew of these guys was what got radio play. They had several hits through the years including two from this debut album: Feels Like The First Time and Cold As Ice. I've got a feeling that people who don't really even know Foreigner, they've heard those songs. One other on here -- Long, Long Way From Home -- charted but not in the Top 10 like the other two singles. I hadn't realized I'd heard that one in the past but it's indeed familiar to me. Must've been on WNEW, as well.
This whole album I don't necessarily love but those three songs are good ones. Often an album I use for running is something I'm easily able to "discard" and never listen to again, but I think I might dig this again someday. Old Foreigner's not bad.
find a download @ Jolly Joker