May 30, 2006
this morning: 13 miles at an embarrassingly slow pace, but there were some good things about it. I finally learned the name (Sadie) of the Irish setter whose owner has been wishing me good morning and have a nice day for the past year. I held off stopping home for water until it was full-on light, and by then I'd run almost 8.5 miles. And it felt pretty good. If I'm going to go slow, then it damn well better feel good.
this afternoon: 6 miles on the treadmill at the gym. 6 is my absolute limit; any more and I'd die of boredom, even with headphones and my choice of local and national news programs on TV. As I left work I really really really did not want to do this at all and considered calling super head-coach on the new employer-issued cellphone* to whine until he agreed to let me take a pass. But he did not answer, so I went over to the gym and called again, and he did not answer, so I changed into running clothes and called again, and he did not answer so I had no choice but to run the 6 miles, and it turned out not to be bad at all. The pace was respectable and I wasn't overly tired or sore, and by the time the weather was done on the last local news before network evening news, I had racked up 19 miles for the day.
*My boss wanted me to have a cell phone and lo, I have one. I've never had one before and don't know how to work one because it doesn't speak SQL or visual basic or DOS or shell-scripting language. After much reading I figured out how to set up voice mail, add mike as a contact, send a little email ("hi"), and put the damn thing in manner mode, where it will stay.
Posted by joe positive at May 30, 2006 7:36 PM
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