It started off with a killer 24 hour flu bug for my 10 year old. Always on a holiday. My 8 year old was crushed because he couldn’t go to the skate park. I got up early to see if Lisa had posted a time for her Boulder Boulder 10K, and yeah, what a cool thing, that I can see it alllllllll the way over here in California. She did a great job, doing it in 1:10. I told her I ran with her in solidarity, to which she replied: “Did you run a hill?” Uh, no. Guess she still hasn’t forgiven me for that Emerald 12K push into the chutes.
Music for my run of almost 4 miles today: Very fun, and of course with the rule of 3, you get what you get. I left it alone, and really enjoyed the run. There’s a function that I haven’t seen at Runner’s World, whereby you can get a satellite, plus a street view of your race, which helps because we run a trail by the golf course, and I always *guesstimate* the placement of the map. VERY cool feature. (I’m sure it’s always been there, but I have never seen it.)
Music for the day. My start and end music was killer. Again, I really enjoyed this run in the sun, and through what’s left of the farms. One thought: Billy Joel, Only the Good Die Young. It’s not true. A lady of age 85 died last week. She spent her life in prayer and service. She was good. I ran by her house, and secretly blessed her, and wished her Veteran husband peace. I’m sure he was at the Memorial Day Service in Ripon. He is a good man, and she…well, she died old…and she was good.
MUSIC: 3.97 MILES
1. Wind It Up-Gwen Stefani (kick ass song to start with)
2. Only The Good Die Young-Billy Joel (not true)
3. I Walk The Line-Johnny Cash (fun by the river)
4. Hold On-KT Tunstall
5. Here It Goes Again-OK GO (ROBBY!)
6. Devil-Stereophonice (Rescue Me)
7. Wouldn’t It Be Nice-Beach Boys (Surprising cool to run to…through the shade of the fields)
8. What About Now-Chris Daughtry
9. Free Falling-Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
10. Yankee Doodle Dandy-The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (I swear, you should have this music to run to)
11. Dueling Banjos (from Deliverance)-fun fun fun
12. Bad Moon Rising-Creedence Clearwater Revival
13. Immigrant Song-Led Zepplin
Why do I bore you with this list? Because surprisingly, I can run to some slow songs, and get a pretty good time out of it. Plus, I REALLY enjoyed this run, and finally…that’s the whole point.
||5/26/2008 9:00 AM
||Vera Moehler Loop
||10:35 / mile
VO2 Max: 28.1