Monday, September 12, 2005

Monday thoughts (plus...back to posting)

Well...my plan to return to active blogging ran into a small setback last week when both work and Katrina coverage managed to sideline me. I'll confess that Katrina made it more than a little difficult to concentrate on other matters. It still does, tbh. But I had resolved to try and keep this up more regularly post-Labor Day and that means posting...so...here we go...

As some know, I signed up to participate in the National AIDS Marathon training program this fall - currently training to run in the Mardis Gras Marathon in New Orleans on February 5th, 2006. Now, whether or not we run in New Orleans is still a big "who knows" - the director of that marathon was on NPR yesterday and seemed confident, but who knows if the city will really be functioning at that time. In the meantime, however...there's training...and my first group run was on Saturday morning. Not bad. I was put in my pace group, which was faster than I had guessed it would be (a 13:30 mile pace group). My muscles are a little sore but that's to be expected. I managed about an hour's worth of walking yesterday and have a 30-45 minute run on-tap for tonight after work. Go me!!

(down the road, I'm going to post a link to my contribution page)

Kudos to the KC Chief defense for not looking like chumps (for the first time in years) yesterday afternoon. Hopefully they're not one-hit wonders.

I've fallen in love with podcasts - particularly NPR podcasts. Further, I fell in love with KCRW and Nic Harcourt's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" program (I'm probably one of their biggest fans in this area at this point...if not only fan...just kidding). I highly recommend checking it out.

Finally...I have to recommend another Scalzi link from last week that you should read. He put together a piece called "Being Poor" that is quite exceptional. I'll not quote it here - you should go to the page itself to read it (and if you haven't started reading his blog...you should).

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