October 30, 2013

My Morning Run. I Run For Days Like This

Sidewalk in just west of Buzzard Hall

South entrance to Blair Hall

Old Main in pink

Scenes like this are my reward

I run EIU

October 26, 2013

Our Afternoon Ride

So Lesa and I drove to Effingham to go for a bike ride today. It was a pretty day. Windy, but pretty. The fall colors weren't as vibrant as we would have liked but it's fall so we'll take it over summer. 

This is the north end of the trail. We actually started in the middle and road up to this point.

Nice smooth cement path the entire way.

Local organizations had stuffed "people" along part of the trail. I don't know if this was from a Cubs fan or a Cardinal fan? But, Go Cubs!

The End.

My Morning Run. Trimmed down, not me.

Old train station. I think I'll buy it and turn it into a Mexican cafe.

Brush, bushes and some trees removed from the sides of the bike trail. No more nature stops along here. 

Trimmed trail. 

Fox News lives here!

"You can't fix stupid". Okay, but what can you do for narrow minded ignorance?

View from the deck during cool down. Autumn is coming!

October 11, 2013

My Morning Run. Fall Break.

No classes today because of fall break? I think I'll go for a run. 

"Little Pink Houses" - John Courage Mellencamp

I Run Because My Introvert Is Greater Than My Extrovert

Back in August, the Huffington Post listed 23 signs your secretly an introvert. I think these 10 apply to me. Among other things, I think running helps me with numbers 5 and number 8.

  1. I find small talk incredibly cumbersome. (I’m fine, the family is fine and the weather really isn’t that bad)
  2. Networking makes me feel like a phony. (Why do I even have a Linkin account?)
  3. Downtime doesn’t feel unproductive to me. 
  4. Giving a talk in front of 500 people is less stressful than having to mingle with those people afterwards. (So true!)
  5. I start to shut down after you’ve been social for too long.
  6. I’d rather be an expert at one thing than try to do everything. (If only I was an expert at one thing…)
  7. I actively avoid any shows that might involve audience participation.(It makes my skin crawl just thinking about it)
  8. I have a constantly running inner monologue. (So I like talking to myself.)
  9. I look at the big picture.
  10. I’m a writer. (Or, I wish so)

Not all these apply to me but some are spot on.

October 5, 2013

My Morning Run. Global Warming, Yuck.

No I didn't run at night.
 It was 5:30 a.m. on October 5th and 72 degrees outside.

This is a new walk-in medical clinic in Charleston. Nice to know for a jogger. Just in case.

Charleston. What we don't need are anymore buffets.

Wal-Mart oasis.

Kiwanis Park. Fun to run through. Wish it was longer.

The Getto house. We lived here from 1992-1994. It looked worse then. 
The new porch railing really spruces up the place.

Two weeks post-TOU marathon with Erin and Lindsey. 
Today I ran 12 miles today in preparation for what-I-don't know. The Indy Memorial Marathon's registration is $110. Really?