Morning Update

the run (if you can call it that)

After a five-day lay-off, I actually ran my six miles this morning. Last Thursday something went wrong in my right knee out by the Jackson County whatever-theyʹre-calling-the-hospital-these-days, and I had to limp the long way home. it wasnʹt pleasant today, but with a pair of new shoes, I made it.

I really do prefer running before full light, especially in warmer weather, but it has gotten noticeably harder for me to haul my rear out of bed before 5:00 a.m. over the past several years. So we get Janet off to work, and with breakfast in my belly, I head out to dodge the students on their way to school as I jog around the town. I actually came up with a varied routing that kept me out of their way on Vermont Street, and with the proper timing, I get by both the elementary and high schools when no one is desperately trying to get there. Since I prefer jogging on asphalt (i.e. in the street) to uncertain sidewalks, I do notice how much more traffic there is at 8:20 than at 5:15. But, so far, it works.

I also need to make use of my Y membership, instead of just carrying the card with me when I run so I have a convenient place to stop in case of bathroom-need. I just find the new facility not particularly welcoming nor as usable as the old hospital wellness facility.

Anyway, I got it in today, which is good. With a walk out to Wal-Mart for a Lisinopril refill, that should keep me fit for today.

Now it should be time for actual work. Perhaps I can get some story almost to a finish and complete editing of “Everybody” to send off to a play publisher.

©2009 John Randolph Burrow, Magickal Monkey Enterprises, Ltd, S.A.

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