Greetings from West Columbia, South Carolina. In addition to being ill yesterday I also jumped into the Jackmobile after work and drove East for approximately three hours. When I arrived it was about 8:30pm and I was dreadfully hungry. (fwiw- now you know why I was not at George’s last night.)
There is no accounting for this sort of interruption in my training schedule. I am concerned for my training at this time. I will have to run farther today and again on what should have been a rest day tomorrow.
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
What an absurd amount of energy I have been wasting all my life trying to figure out how things “really are,” when all the time they weren’t.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
I Saw A Lot Of Blue Lights, Fortunately None Were Chasing Me
On four separate occasions I saw people pulled over by police on I-20. The first instance happened directly in front of me as the speeder was tailed by the officer and pulled over directly in front of me. The second happened no more that a quarter-mile in front of me. The other two were already pulled over as I passed. Luckily for me I knew there would be no benefit in my speeding to Columbia, so my speed hovered around whatever speed limit in the area through which I was passing. In fact, shortly before I saw the first incident I was doing seventy-two in a seventy zone when I looked up and saw a sheriff in the lane next to me. I was either very fortunate, or my steady (on cruise control) near-speed-limit driving didn’t incriminate me enough to be worth the officer’s trouble.
You can bet your sweet ass that I will be in no great hurry when it’s time to drive back inside the perimeter.
Like I Need More About Which To Worry
As I looked at the temperature that Atlanta experienced last night it looked like y’all had a hard freeze. While I left a sink’s faucet slow dripping and the heat on in the house I am always concerned when a hard freeze happens. Normally I am in the house so I can take further precautions against freezing pipes. However, as you read at the beginning of this post I was not home last night. I once again hope that I don’t return home to a flooded house, for a different reason this time, but no less worrisome to me.
I really don’t need this right now…..
ITP Flickr Pic
Because I was unable to shoot anything upon my arrival last night I am going to do something rare — reuse a photo that I’ve shown before.
This is the statue in Decatur known as “Valentine.” It just seemed too appropriate for today.
Remember my “closed for renovation” statement from yesterday? Part of that plan is to (temporarily?) put my search for a female companion on hold. It’s all too stressful and depressing for me at the moment. Happy Valentine’s Day for those who of you who are in a happy relationship.
Some Day I’ll Master The Hotel Coffeemaker
Last night I decided that I wanted a cup of coffee to settle me (yes, it really would). I opened the pouch of coffee and followed the directions on the coffeemaker. When I got up to pour myself a cup I saw that the “coffee” looked a lot more like tea. The package said that it could make four cups, but I swear that the markings on the coffeemaker were for twice the volume as I expected them to be. Dangen!
Who Needs Some Yuengling?
Seeing how I am in a state that sells it and I am driving my car on this trip, I am planning on picking up some beer to bring home. That is I will buy some beer once I figure out where beer is sold in South Carolina (grocery store v. ABC package store). For those I see fairly often I’d be willing to grab a six pack to be paid COD. 😉
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – fair, wishing to be “well” again
Current Music – listening to The Splendid Table podcast
Website Of The Day – While Road Food hasn’t identified any restaurants for me to hit in Columbia, I do enjoy the Sterns’ segment on The Splendid Table.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 23.7 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car (just not to my office)
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
1) Run no fewer than 75 miles
2) Ride Marta no fewer than ten times (five round-trips)
3) Read at least one book