Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mid-January Ramblings

I just finished Run #20. It's my longest days in a row of running ever. There were a few days that I walked, due to the healing stress fracture. And a handful of days where I really only ran 1 mile. It's starting to become a routine and not as much of an inconvenience as it was a couple of weeks ago. I wonder if I can go all year? Okay, okay, I better just get through the month for starters. I'm just over 52 miles for January. Not spectacular, but not too shabby with the obstacles thrown my way so far.

Here I am heading out for Run #13. Since 13 has been my lucky number since high school sports, this seemed monumental for some reason. It doesn't seem that way so much anymore, but here is the picture anyway.
I still haven't been to the pool. It's been over a month now. One of the reasons (and admittedly not a very good one) is that the only swim cap I have is a condom colored latex one left over from a local triathlon. I also have the one from my Ironman, but I'm not wearing that and risking ruining it. All of my silicon caps were either lost or ripped right before IMAZ. But, yesterday I came home to a box of caps from TYR. Here is my favorite. So, no more excuses this week.

On tonight's run, I was chased by TWO different dogs. My run was all of 1.13 miles. Yes, TWO dogs in just over ONE mile. I understand that pets get loose once in awhile, but I see dogs out all the time. Irresponsible owners. Right after I'm done with this post, I'm purchasing some of this:And anything that threatens me while I'm out by myself (dog, squirrel, stupid teenage boys that insist on yelling lewd comments at me) is getting a nice long spray up the sinuses.

To end this post on a happy note, I feel obligated to let everyone know that I have found coffee nirvana. A micro-roaster just opened up down the street from my house. It is always packed. Like standing-room-only packed. I was curious, so I bought a couple of pounds while out for one of my runs. I brewed some up the next morning. Ooooooh wow. Good stuff. Good good stuff.