MCM 2018/T-minus 8: Single

…as in “single digit days before the Marine Corps Marathon.”

First, the bad news. I just finished up my Friday run, and my right thigh is flaring up again. Never mind the hole on the toe of my shoe, I think it’s time for a new pair of shoes. Hopefully I can find some Aspics GT-10006s at Runner’s Warehouse and get them here before the Tuesday run. Not up for 26.2 miles with a sore calf.

Speaking of today’s run, this was the first time in a long while that I started my run in the middle of the morning. This being an off day from work, and being within the first month of autumn, it turned out to be a good time to run. There was traffic on my path from Abberly Crest to Shangri-La Rd. and back, but nothing I couldn’t handle. I think I wasted the last of my bottle of Skin-So-Soft because the mosquito population is probably dead or gone by now.

Yesterday I didn’t get home until 6:00 p.m. and didn’t hit the gym until 7:15, so I decided to postpone my last fartlek until tomorrow morning’s workout. It was due to laziness and not fatigue that I didn’t post a blog yesterday.

The good news is that I was able to hook up with the admin staff of the MCM and get my bib number. They couldn’t resend the official bib email, but the kind lady (Mary) said that I could print the email and present it with a photo ID so I could pick up my actual bib and swag bag at the Runner’s Expo.

So, I am still without roommates for MCM weekend as of this writing, and now I need to arrange for shoes, a rental car, and extra money this weekend. So busy, busy. Let me start with some lunch first before I do anything else.

Song of the Day: “Take Five”/The Dave Brubeck Quartet. This song was the bumper music for the weekend “movie matinees” on WGN-TV Chicago, way back in the day (the 70s to be exact). I don’t remember how I actually discovered the song’s actual title. Nice 5/4 time with all the band members (bass, drums, piano, and alto sax) chipping in.

“Tonight Tonight”/Smashing Pumpkins. This album also had “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” and “1979” released as singles. One of these days I need to play this entire double album CD and find out what I actually paid for when I purchased “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.”

 

 

 

 

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