Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Grocery getter

I think I outkicked a dude on Highland tonight while I was carrying five pounds of groceries (I counted up the net weights), including some food for my ailing kitty and a box of detergent.

I was ready to give up the box of detergent if things got hairy. LOL.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Vegas -- 5K run DNP

LAS VEGAS -- I'm not sure why anyone thought a 7 a.m. run in this city on a Saturday would be a good idea.

It was pretty apparent to me around midnight, with no gas in my legs, that I would not be running in this 5K fun run.

While I didn't set my alarm clock when I went to bed after 1 a.m., I did leave an open mind -- if I got up in time, I might hunt it down.

I woke up at 7:10 a.m. No matter. lol

I'll still run today to preserve the streak and explore this interesting downtown area, but definitely on my own time.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Vegas - Goodbye yellow brick road

LAS VEGAS -- I've posted about a recent run on my other blog, Poker Cats, here.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Just a few hurdles

This morning I procrastinated like crazy before I actually made it outside -- about 8 a.m., even though I set my alarm for 6:30 a.m.

It wasn't too hot out but it wasn't pleasant.

I started out down Virginia headed for Piedmont Park but then turned back around and went through my neighborhood.

A few blocks away there were recycling bins that I hurdled over and even "Slow Down!" yard signs planed throughout the neighborhood.

I crossed Ponce and went by the Freedom Park path where the sculpture commemorating the successful prevention of the freeway through the core neighborhoods was put up.

I made my way around the path and then to Publix to pick up some baby food and tuna for poor ol' Kuro.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

A Hotlanta run

Didn't have a whole lot of time yesterday so I ran around my hilly Virginia-Highland neighborhood, pretty happy that I took the hills without difficulty.

It's getting to be the hottest part of the year here and I have to find ways to continue to motivate myself to run despite the heat. Before the streak (216 days and counting) I simply wouldn't run at all.

Reconnected with this girl I know after several months, and I was surprised that she is doing pretty decent mileage at about my pace five days a week, like 40 miles or so. Made me happy, since I could really benefit from a running partner right now.

I think I'd get longer runs in, more often and in the mornings, especially since recently I've been giving in to sleeping longer instead of trudging outside in the semi-humidity.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

The weekend time trail

Rode this morning to work, no cars out, so it was really like one of those time trails you see on TV.

I've found that biking about once a week gives me really fresh legs for the hills. I've seen all kinds of people in our building biking to work -- lots of mysterious, cheap, bike brands. LOL.

It's the hottest time of the year so running is not so pleasant. But I'm happy with tapering off my miles right now while still continuing the streak (215 days yesterday) and hopefully increasing my mileage later on this month to get ready for some fall 10Ks.

Will be running a 5K fun run next Saturday in Las Vegas, as part of the National Association of Black Journalists convention.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Ah, outlets

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. -- So I ambled into the Nike store at the North Georgia outlets and lo and behold, the 2006 Air Pegasus shoes happened to be in one of the aisles.


They had six pairs of men's 9.5 shoes. So I bought all of them.

Dana Prey and her shoe collection has nothing on this, I'm sure.