My MP3 player is not here yet. I marked off free shipment when I ordered it so it's probably on a USPS cart pulled by a donkey making it's way slowly from SoCal. However, I've now developed a new habit of listening to music on Windows Media Player while playing on my laptop. Looking at my newly developed play list, I see a strange swath of music. There's Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Dvorak, Eagles, Queen, Billy Joel, LeeAnn Rimes, Prince, Kenny G, Jewel, Jimmy Buffet, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra, John Denver etc. There's no 21st Century music though. I should have ordered a player with a little bit more memory. I already amassed 1.58 Gigs of stuff. I guess I'll just have to cycle through some music. Now I understand why folks buy 30GB players.
Got a quick 5K run in this afternoon. I ran it in 27 minutes and change. It felt good to have a nice short relaxing run after yesterday's balls out effort. My muscles feel a lot better after this run. Almost like they're looser now.
My marathon Kayanos have now racked up 298.2 miles. They've been through a lot of important races with me. It's going to be hard throwing this pair out when the time comes. Running has become a big part of my life. It has a quality of predictable consistency that lacks in daily life's happenings. When things get slightly out of kilter, there is no finer therapy than sweating it out with a good run.