Only one more sleep until the Buntzen Lake 10K trail run. Legs feel good, a little tired from coming into the weekend with no rest but I'm looking forward to getting it on! The schedule that Lucho put together for me says 'Race effort-hold nothing back". Who am I to disobey my coach?
I bought a pair of earbud headphones a few weeks ago that just would not stay put in my ears no matter what size bud I was using. So, I took them back to Wal-Mart to exchange them for a new pair. I picked up some from Sony and they are super sweet! The loops that go around your ear keep them from slipping or falling off and are made from rubber that is flexible, soft and barely noticeable. Another great feature is the clip on the cord that keeps it from bouncing around, getting tangled, pulling on the headphones when running etc. Priced at $20 I would recommend these for any runner looking for a good pair of comfy slip free headphones.
This week's musical theme seemed to be 'Songs with a crescendo'.
In no particular order, standouts from the week were:
Okkervil River-Unless it's kicks
Modest Mouse-Parting of the Sensory (with an honorable mention to 'Missed the Boat' for the lyrics "We floated round on bubbles then thinking it was us who carried them")
Led Zeppelin-Dazed and Confused
And I'll throw out a little country yee-haw to JW and include:
Neko Case-Maybe Sparrow (just DL the whole 'Fox Confessor Brings the Flood' album)
Wayde Van Niekerk 300 meter world record today
3 hours ago