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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Take a Break?

"My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare
I had to cram so many things to store everything in there."

David Bowie, "Five Years",
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

My note regarding the above quote: Best when said screaming, with hands pressed to head, like Edvard Munch's painting, "The Scream."

No one thought when I said I was gonna "take a break" that it meant I wasn't gonna run? Did they? : )

What I really meant was that I was gonna tone it down -- less intense runs, less weekly mileage, and a short break from the hills. That's what I really meant. : )

So, I ran 9.23 lovely, flat miles today, beneath hot sunny skies. They began laboriously, but ended joyfully. I ran along the river (nearly dry on a bike path), ran along sycamore creek trail (an exercise trail with no creek in sight, where I jumped the small hurdles twice), then made my way over to the socked-in marina, complete with cool breezes and ample water fountains.

Really grateful for the time to run. Because later today would not be so good -- I crashed my notebook computer, which is an actual extension of my body. My dog is sick, she's an old gal that I love so much. And an ink pen leaked in my purse, which isn't terrible, but it just added to it all.

What a time . . . what a time.


  1. "Dog is sick"... Sorry to hear about that. Am going thru the same thing. Probably have a post coming up shortly about taking care of my beloved dog. Hate to deal with it but...got to.
    Things go bad, things go good.
    Hope they go good for you and your family

  2. Thanks Rich for the comment. My dog is doing better, but for how long, I don't know. She has kidney disease. She's a house dog now, so she is happy! I hope your dog is doing better too. How was the MCRD Bootcamp challenge??

  3. MCRD was fun as usual. 5th year doing it. Placed 20th out of 72 in age group. So can't expect much better... Well, next year will be better! Course I say that every year!

  4. 20th out of 72 is pretty dang good. I love that race! I was so bummed when I found out that it didn't fit my schedule. Probably best though, because I've got this wrist problem that probably wouldn't do so great with the climbing and push-ups. But next year . . . : )

  5. Well, 18 fast guys and 54 of the rest of us!