It’s still dark enough at 6am to see a few stars. My weekday early morning run wraps up around that time, and this morning I took my post-run cool-down out on the back deck and found Polaris. This is a screen capture from an app on my phone. My actual view of the star was a […]Read more "My North Star"
Tuesday morning was dark and unseasonably cold, the sort of day when you could easily talk yourself out of that pre-dawn run. But not this day; this one was for Boston. Once again we’re reminded, as if we needed a reminder, that everything can change in a heartbeat. So I probably won’t be talking myself […]Read more "For Boston"
Still heading out for the pre-dawn running, in case you’re looking for me before dawn. That’s Saturn near the moon, from a few weeks ago. It’s quite dark and cold these days, but in another month or so there should be a bit of light in the sky. That will help me spot the night-shift […]Read more "Firmly resolved"
Ye olde Mellowcat is attempting to get back up to speed with the running. I kind of backed off from the frequency and distance of said activity over the summer, and am now dealing with the consequences. Just super slow now. Which is fine; I like to take in the sights while running. But I’m […]Read more "Not so fast"
Before the early morning run, it behooves me to do a bit of stretching. Otherwise, I would probably need to be driven around the neighborhood. What is especially helpful is that the kitty saunters in to the den to show me how to do the stretching right. Now, open carpet is at a premium in […]Read more "coach cat"
It was t-shirt weather today in RWC, so I figured a scoot down the Skyline Trail might be in order, once I got my Saturday chores out of the way. So I hopped into the econobox and headed on up. It was really cold up there! 45 degrees! And windy! Which made it seem colder! […]Read more "out and about"
Today was the first annual Sequoia Stampede 5K, although it was preceded by the Cherokee Chase 5K series that ended around the time we moved in here. They did a fantastic job with the organization for this event – they had chip timing and everything, and the whole thing had a very friendly vibe. Only […]Read more "stampede"
Yesterday I slept right through my 5:30 start time for the early morning run, and missed out on an opportunity to run in the rain. Like I said back in late December, my New Plan was to do these early morning runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and up until yesterday I had been keeping to […]Read more "way to go"
I got off to a slow start on the early morning run today, which was fine. Might as well take it easy at the start, right? So, like I’m saying I’m just getting going, and then I look down one of the side streets here comes all these voices, flashing lights, and snarling. It was […]Read more "what new devilry is this?"
The early morning running is continuing, for those of us who like our jogging real cold, windless, and dark. Turns out it’s just me. Fine. That’s just fine. It was super cold yesterday (mid 30’s) and on one of the streets I saw this little cloud of condensation floating about 20 feet up, near a […]Read more "early to rise"