Monday, October 24, 2011

whiskey and smoked gouda

I relaxed with some of both last night. 

Yesterday morning I ran the farthest I’ve ever run in my life – 10 kilometers (6.21 miles)! I ran The Stride 10k (benefit for Littleton public schools) with Lisa and she was an amazing running partner.  We ran the entire length and didn’t stop.  Now, I know to some this is no big deal but I typically run only about 3 miles at a time and have been doing that for 10 years off and on.  Also, I only ran about 5 times in the past month.  So I had serious doubts about my ability to run the full 10k without stopping. 

But we did it! I’m so proud of us – here we are just after completing the run:

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There were some hills on the damned thing too.  See the profile below.  Sure there’s some vertical exaggeration but still! I had no idea Littleton had so much elevation gain and loss…I know it’s no trail run.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

To do

  • hardwood floor research
  • clean computer
  • repair sandals
  • mail Audrey’s t-shirt
  • orthopedist appointment
  • vacuum car
  • get camera cleaned
  • fix prairie dog photo frame
  • dust
  • find new sunglasses
  • buy camping water filter
  • Learn how to clean bike chain

This list is weighing on me*.  What’s not on the list are the “regular” things like laundry, grocery shopping, give the cat her treats, and so on.  I suppose I’m lucky that the list doesn’t have things like “don’t be late for chemo therapy” or “buy enema.” Nevertheless, making it to the frame shop, the shoe repair place and schlepping myself around town to glasses/sunglasses places (prescription sunglasses needed) is not exactly high on my list of things to do when I have a spare moment.  I’m not going to list what I do in those spare moments because, well frankly, who cares? I’m not solving world peace so whatever.


* I realize that this is a massive first world problem…