Monday, February 19, 2007

I Want My Sidewalks Back

After several weeks of that weather, things felt so much like spring today that I split work so I could run at home. It may have only been in the upper 30's, but it felt like spring (remind me that I've said this next November when I'm crying).

Except, of course, for that whole four-feet-of-snow-piled-on-the-sidewalks thing. If you paid me $7 billion right now, I wouldn't be able to find the sidewalks for you. I could point you in the right direction, but you'll probably travel faster tunneling through the snow (it's about as tall as I am, no joke) than walking on it.

Running a little over 5 miles through the leftover sludge on the street wasn't much better, especially as cars sped a few inches away and threw more muck at me. I'm really looking forward to the days when my primary challenge is distance rather whether I'll be able to move my arms or not get frostbite on my nose!

I'm going to finish the weight training I began when I came in from my run (I took a break to make dinner: bean sprouts, carrots, shitake mushrooms, broccoli, shrimp and brown rice with hot and sweet peppers in ginger and sesame oil) and then finish that ethics paper and research proposal I've been allowing to distract me (plus that short story, geez!) for far too long.

But before that, I think I'll watch the "Day of Reckoning" one more time (for you, Neil: the conclusion to the Ohio State vs. Florida run-off for Nike Plus). Enjoy:


Jim said...

Poor Albert. He was such a friendly gator, totally undeserving of such violence. Can you imagine what would happen here in NC with a similar UNC-Duke challenge? Would the wining mascot last 5 hours like Albert? Yeah right. More like 5 minutes, and four of those minutes would be just setting up the Blue Devil or Tar Heel statue.

Gina, can you instruct me how you are able to imbed video into your posts like that? I can't seem to figure it out.

You're doing great on your training dedication. Still an inspiration!