Saturday, May 03, 2014

My Metaphoric Peril Sensitive Sunglasses*

It is a long drive back from Niagara Falls to Chelmsford and my wife sensibly suggested that our newest driver get in some highway time. I could not argue against her logic but was not looking forward to watching her drive--she is safe enough but few meet my standards of highway driving and it would be irritating.

My solution was to repair to the 3rd row of our GMC Yukon XL and take a nap. The truck is so large, quiet and solid that one cannot help but feel safe; even hurtling down I90 at 75 MPH.

It was great, for me: I had a two hour nap which primed me for the rest of the trip, the girl got in some driving and my wife got the stress of observing it all.

Into each life a little rain must fall. And it was her suggestion.

*Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Groton Road Race 2014

Picture from Jim Rhoades of Cool Running

I came in 46th out of 426 finishers with a time of 44:23 which is 7:09/mile. 39th out of 202 men and 8th out of 50 men in my age group. I was nine seconds slower than the last time I ran this, which was in 2012, but I got 66th then out of a field of close to the same size. I actually came in 46th before, back in 2009. All results are collected here.