October 2, 2005
The Tall Dwarfs song "Lurlene Bayliss" is actually a (spoken) story about a woman who loses her mind while riding the bus into town to get "her injection," but at a couple points in the story she thinks, "wow! what a great day." This weekend I've been watching friends and acquaintances run their various fall marathons, and my prevailing thought is "wow! what a great day." A running-club friend - a 49-year-old who's a fabulous runner and one of my heroes, to boot - ran 2:48 at St. George yesterday, taking 2nd overall female. And the running-club coach (aged 67) just finished Twin Cities in 3:12. Not bad for a warm day. One of the TV stations in Minneapolis had set up a finish-line-cam and a live internet video feed, so I actually could see Joe run up the road (he's got a very distinctive gait) and cross the line. The internet is just grand, yes it is.
My own running today was much less exciting. I ran 13 miles in new shoes which it turns out I love. My beloved NB 900s are out of production, and I'd despaired of finding a substitute until I tried a pair of Saucony fastwich. What a goofy name, sounds like sandwich, but boy do I like those shoes. Maybe they'll stay in production longer than a year.
Posted by joe positive at October 2, 2005 4:27 PM