I finally got my car out of the driveway this morning and as soon as I did, I drove it straight to the Starbucks and the local Whole Foods wannabe store to load up on coffee and Clif Bars.
So yes, the snow is starting to melt, which means the roads are slowly turning into small streams. Even though the roads were relatively clear of snow and ice, my feet were soaked and the back of my shorts were covered with flecks of muddy spray during today’s 13-miler.
It was fun though. It definitely feels good to get back out there without worrying about the wind chill.
Partially motivated by the release of the American Hardcore DVD (a tad disappointing, I must say), I took my iPod out on today’s run and hit shuffle. Here’s what registered as a “play:”
1.) Trial – Verbal Assault
2.) Sometimes – Pearl Jam
3.) Hateful – The Clash
4.) Hope There – Antony & The Johnsons
5.) Shameless – Ani DiFranco
6.) A New England – Billy Bragg
7.) Attitude – Bad Brains
8.) Cut-Out – John Frusciante
9.) Institutionalized – Suicidal Tendencies
10.) Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
11.) Cut From the Cloth – The Evens
12.) Everybody Knows – The Evens
13.) Cache is Empty – The Evens
14.) You Fell Down – The Evens
15.) Pushed Against a Wall – The Evens
16.) The Past Recedes – John Frusciante
Normally I’d annotate the tracks, but I’m not in the mood today. Besides, some of those songs speak for themselves.
As far as running stuff goes, I stumbled across an interview of Todd Williams on Let’s Run this afternoon. Williams, as some remember, was the top American 10,000-meter runner during most of the 1990s. He made it to the Olympics twice and often challenged Bob Kennedy as America’s top distance hope. Eventually Williams moved up to the marathon though his best events were the shorter races – he still holds the U.S. record in the 15k (42:22).