I used to say I was born in the
wrong era and that I should have been born in the early 1800’s so I could be a
mountain man, live off the land, and prospect for gold out west. But I am not so sure anymore. The world is connected now and there is
endless opportunity to learn and experience new things via the internet new
things that. And I can jump on an
airplane and actually see how people in rural Borneo live and still be back to
work on Monday. The more I travel and
the more I mess around online, the more I realize I know so little. I will never be able to learn everything and
I will never be able to try everything.
Hmm, so maybe it would be simpler to just live as a mountain man in the
1800’s. Ah, The simple life.
I really like this band called First aid kit. Maybe it’s because I saw them perform at
Southbound 2013 and then at a random after show with 12 other people in an intimate
setting at 3 in the morning. Very random
but cool to meet and shake hands with the Girls. Cool video here that reminds me of the small
late night show they played except they look a lot younger in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMrqBldlqzA&list=PLsDpvrAEIuYHpDbouh5tnGU06jq7uYyS4
More doping news, this time in
the sport I love Track and Field. I
understand these athletes are under intense pressure and governing bodies and
meet directors want fast times. Maybe
records just have kind of plateaued and we won’t be seeing records constantly
being broken at exponential rates. I am
fine with that. I would much rather see
times start to slow down and clean competition any day. Why even worry about the clock anymore? I just want to see good competitions.
I have been listening to iTunes
radio at work on the weekends when it is quite.
There are 1000’s of stations, all free to use, which find amazing. How do musicians make money if everything is
free and/or on youtube? Sometimes I
listen to the Carnegie Mellon Freeform radio station just because it is Pittsburgh
based and Carnegie Mellon has a lot of smart people so maybe it will make me
smarter. The station I listened to all
weekend was Western Maines Classic Rock Station- Abram Radio WMCR. There are 457 different classic rock stations
but I chose that one because of the obscure location: Western Maine. I somehow managed to never travel to New
England. Maine is on my list.
How do some people have wives
and kids that can’t manage their own lives?
I guess it just shows that I am not as bad as I think and could probably
pull it off as well.
Did 60 minutes in the rain today. That is a really long run for me. My calf still hurts and my hip aches. Both on the left side. This is so annoying but I am feeling better
than I have in 3 years. I am still not
happy with how I am running and not going to plan any racing. I am going to keep running on it though. I have taken all precautions and will keep up
with the physio.