Thursday, July 14, 2011

If I Was A Numerologist

Which I am not! Today would have been significant somehow:

I ran during my lunch break, per normal and my time came out to exactly 32 minutes. A one in 60 chance of that happening. This was 4.15 miles in case anybody cares.

Later, I went out to get milks and got a few other things which caught my eye: The list, from memory: One gallon of 1%, half gallon of whole milk, a pineapple, some mushrooms, a wedge of brie, a half gallon of apple juice (not from concentrate) and a bag full of Hood's version of popcycles. The total was $32 exactly. A one in a hundred chance of this happening.

The combined probability is just 60 X 100 = 600, so it is pretty rare, but not like getting hit by lightning.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I have been running barefoot most mornings for the past couple of weeks, so what went wrong today?

The morning runs were with my 14 year old daughter and so we went slowly, it was cool out and we never went more than 2 & 1/2 miles at a time. Today I went on my own and so at a much faster pace, it was over 90F out though most of the road was in the shade. I had these blisters by the two mile mark, so the distance alone cannot account for it.

The two miles after the blisters set-in was--actually not so bad. Sure, my feet hurt, a lot. But the rest of me was enjoying the slower pace in the heat and barefoot running is really easy on the joints if you do it right.

I will be doing precious little of running or walking for a while though!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I Don't Normally Wear Eye Protection

Yesterday when I was mowing the lawn and doing weed whacking I wore these sunglasses. I am glad I did!