Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Note On Failed Goals

About a week ago I decided that my newest running goal, post-injury (nagging shin splints), would be a mere 50 miles in June. This is down from some pretty hefty training mileage back in March and April, so I thought it would be a cake walk to ramp up the mileage pretty quick, and augment the low mileage with some bike riding on the weekends.

Turns out it's harder than I thought. I'll be lucky if I hit 40 by June 30 on my new Obeying Doctor's Orders plan.

Dang. I miss the road.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

My Everywhere Person

Has anyone ever heard of this phenomenon? Back in college, there was this guy that I saw on the street all the time, in a ton of my classes (all unrelated ones), and just generally random places. he was a very distinctive looking guy, with a black pea coat and hooded sweatshirt underneath (very popular at the time of Dogma), and dark greasy hair. I never talked to my everywhere person, and it always sort of unnerved me when I found him in yet another place or situation that I was in.

Now 3 years out of college, I have a new everywhere person. I've often seen this man at Pick n Save when I do my late night shopping, and tonight he was wandering up 124th street. He's an interesting man. I'm going to name him Richard. I think he has a friend, and occasionally they make mad dashes through the store picking out produce and things to grill.

I would like to learn more about Richard.

I would also like to find more information on the Everywhere Person Phenomenon.

Monday, June 02, 2008

What To Read to the Children


In The Mail Today

There's been little happening in the last four months that I felt warranted a blog post by me. Most items of interest have either a) involved running, which I fear bores my readers to tears, b)been blogged about by someone else before I get a chance, or c)been expressed through Google Reader, my new love.

But that changed today. Two items arrived that made me chuckle a little.
1. $600 from the US government. A month late, and I'm pretty sure it was supposed to be direct deposit, but it's in my hands now, so I won't complain too much. A very pretty check, indeed.
2. A flashy red envelope, addressed to Mike and myself (no, we're not co-habitating), containing a flashy 3 line party invitation.

It's the little things.