Tender Is The Knee

You may remember yesterday when I mentioned that the outside of my left knee was tender from Saturday’s bike ride. “Pain be damned!” I thought. I decided that I really wanted run last night and run I did. After returning home from the run which was followed by a few beers and some surprisingly healthy food at The Midway Pub last night the inside of my left knee started bothering me. At least beer drinking doesn’t seem to hurt my knees.

When Did It Become The Weather Channel Atlanta Marathon?
I went to send in my application for the Atlanta Thanksgiving Day half marathon and noticed that it’s now The Weather Channel Atlanta Half Marathon. When did this happen? I know that it’s been a few years since I’ve run the race, but I had no idea that it had succumbed to the evils of sponsorship. If only this meant that they’d also lower the admission prices…

The Man Just Keeps Sticking It In
I went online to pay the property taxes due on my house. I filled out all of the necessary information and then found out that there is a 2.5% charge in order to pay by credit card. Dangen! I know that there is a transaction fee for credit card use, but why should I have to pay it for the government? Most other businesses build it into their costs, can’t the government figure out how to do this?

I decided to pay by check. I figured that using a stamp (at whatever that rate is these days) was much cheaper than the $74 charge I was going to incur for using my credit card.

ITP Flickr Pic
Let Sleeping Lions Lie
Lion cubs having a lazy Sunday at Zoo Atlanta.

Bacon Even A Vegetarian Can Eat
I’ve talked about Bacon Salt in the past. While I have still yet to purchase any, I’ve learned that it is now available in Kroger stores nationwide. Woo Hoo!

And while I have earthly idea how they do it, Bacon Salt is vegetarian-friendly. However, I seriously doubt that it’s kosher. 😉

Digital Download Of The Week
This week is a really easy one for me. Today the new Cold War Kids “Loyalty To Loyalty” is released. I’ve heard a few tracks from this disc and I think, or at least hope, that it will be as strong as their previous efforts.

And to prove that this blog is worthy of your time, I’ll let you know that Amazon is the place to buy it (at least when compared to the iTunes store). At Amazon the download is $9.49 for DRM-free 256kbps music where as at the iTunes store it’s $9.99 for DRM’ed music.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – good, except for that pesky left knee
Current Music – listening to The Daily Giz Wiz podcast
Website Of The Day – Have you ever been to a website and wondered what had changed since the last time you visited it? Use Versionista to help you out.
Exercise (b)Log – running, 4 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 15.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 136 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 12 (110)
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4

September Goals
No idea

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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18 Responses to Tender Is The Knee

  1. Barb says:

    Did you notice your amazon deal of the day?
    I’m going to Kroger soon to check out the Bacon Salt….. how can it be bad?

  2. My Amazon widget isn’t working for me. I’m headed to Amazon now…

    Are you referring to the Guitar Hero for the Nintendo DS?

  3. Barb says:

    yeah – it just made me laugh because you say you won’t buy it, and now it is your deal of the day.

  4. I won’t buy it because I can think of nothing more pathetic than me playing alone in my basement. But on the DS I can take it everywhere… 🙂

  5. Martha says:

    Lesson learned last night…don’t eat such a ‘healthly’ meal if you are going to continue running.

    You ran really well last night, I’m hoping I can get out tonight or tomorrow morning. My hip hurts a little, I may have over done it with that last push but otherwise feel good.

    I think this is the first year for the TWC Marathon…I got some emails about it earlier in the year, are you now signed up?

  6. I ran well but am paying for it now. 🙁 I’m going to take the next two days to rest.

    My application and check go into the mail today.

  7. debbie says:

    Here’s a warm up run for T-Day down in our ‘hood: http://www.goodrunproductions.com/gettingaround15k/ I haven’t been out to Serenbe yet, but I hear it’s beautiful.

  8. Pity that run is on the same day that many of us will be drinking hashing down in Providence Canyon.

  9. Steve says:

    You could stop and do the run on your way down!! A nice warm up for some hashing.


    (-Ice your knee)

  10. And I am sure that I won’t have to do a down-down for doing so. 😉

    Would ice the knee now if I could.

  11. Barb says:

    Janie & Michael (Yeast Infection & Pee Wee) got married at Serenbe on 07/07/07. She says the place is awesome. I’d like to go check it out sometime, but you know me, there is no 15K in my future. And 11/15 we are going to a mtn bike festival at the Dauset Trails, somewhere half way to Macon.

  12. Andrew says:

    Albums at the iTunes store are $9.99 for both DRM and DRM free albums.

  13. It didn’t look like the Cold War Kids was available DRM-free. I didn’t see a “iTunes Plus” indicator on the songs.

  14. Sarah says:

    As a race director, I must take issue with the “evils of sponsorship” comment 🙂 Without sponsors and their money, races either don’t happen or they suck. In the case with the Atlanta Marathon, it’s sucked the big one for many years. I’m hoping that big sponsorship will manifest itself as better aid stations and more support in general. Especially for the marathon. Things aren’t quite so bad for the 1/2, but for the full, you’re out there alone the last 13.1 miles and you’re damned lucky to get water, much less sports drink. And gels? Ha, you’d better bring your own! I’m thrilled TWC has signed on!

  15. I’m old school I guess. I don’t like all of the advertising, and rarely have I seen corporate naming rights translate to better aid stations.

    People run further than 13.1 miles? That’s INSANE! 🙂

    Even with TWC I’m still paying $45 to run a half marathon and rarely do I get anything more than water along the way. I certainly don’t need another shirt or medal, so I wish there was an option to opt-out of those and reduce my entry fee.

  16. Martha says:

    Yes, someone save me from all the race/ride t-shirts I have stuffed in my dresser. I don’t ever wear most of the shirts I get, they are all too big for me/don’t fit well but since I paid for and ‘earned’ them I hate to toss them out. I got 3 shirts just this weekend I will most likely never wear.

    Maybe I could get someone to make a blanket out of them?

  17. There are those people who will turn them into blankets/quilts. However, I don’t need blankets/quilts either. 🙁

  18. Okay kids, I’m outta here for the day. I’m flying to Denver this afternoon for meetings tomorrow. I *believe* that my hotel room in Denver will have the interwebs so look for a post tomorrow. It’s going to be a whirl-wind trip, as I return ITP tomorrow as well.

    Until then…..

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