A Snack to Feed the Monkey
Ran 3.5 miles this morning mainly just to get out and get some miles for the log book. The monkey’s stomach was growling, and this’ll be enough to keep him off my back for a little while. There wasn’t much time this morning, as I had an early flight to
The run itself was enjoyable to the point where I wish I could have gotten a few more miles in. Weather is starting to tilt to fall, with sunnier crisper cooler days. Franklin Field loop. This means I got to run by Penn's Fine Arts Library, a red sandstone Furness-designed building, dappled by morning sun. When the time and conditions are right, this is a beautiful sight.
Legs felt strong and the pace reflected this, as if the legs were saying “we can do ten this morning” knowing full well that this was an empty boast and they would go no further than 3.5. Had the Heartless Bastards on the iPod, first time listening to their new cd, which came out a few months ago and is already being highly touted. And indeed it is a good album, reminding me of PJ Harvey. Their first track, “Into the Open” is an instant pacing anthem that belongs next to the New Pornographers “Bleeding Heart Show” in a running mix.
I’ll probably put in a few additional miles on the hamster wheel at the hotel after dinner to help get the monkey through the night.My sister just called, all excited cause she went running today, and chugged up a hill! Shades of Birch Drive (in case there are any North Rockland natives out there). Go Annette.