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Monday, October 5, 2009

Weekly Running Update (9/27-10/3/09)

Weekly running mileage: 20 miles

Sunday: 10 miles. Finished in time to tune into the last 5 minutes of the Vikings game.

Monday: Didn't run.

Tuesday: Didn't run.

Wednesday: 5 miles

Thursday: 5 miles

Friday: Packing the camper to leave for the weekend. Meant to run on my afternoon off, but was called in to work.

Saturday: About 4 miles of hiking at Jay Cooke State Park. A little rainy most of the day and evening, but still had a good time. As we were multi-tasking this trip by bringing the camper loaded down with RR and V's deer stands we did not bring our bikes.

I blame my low weekly mileage directly on Ken Burns and his documentary on the National Parks. Or perhaps on PBS, who thought it would be a good idea to run the 6 part mini-series 6 days in a row. I felt tied to my t.v. for 4 days in a row before I finally had to say "enough" and resolve to watch the last 2 parts on DVD. A very good show, but I can't handle 2 hours of it every night all week. And why didn't I just run WHILE watching the show? Because it's "talk-heavy" and it's sometimes too hard to catch all the words while running. And I just didn't feel like it.


SteveQ said...

I love parks and I've enjoyed Burns' other docs (except, didn't he do one on jazz?), but this one just doesn't do it for me.

Diane said...

I think he did do one on jazz (that I didn't see). I do enjoy the parks and at one point had a goal to see them all. I'll do a tally and let you know how far I've gotten.

SteveQ said...

My tally: Badlands this year. Never even been to Voyageur's (though I've been to Kabetogama, so I've been within a mile)!

And Badlands is overrated. I keep thinking I'll go to the Grand Canyon someday and be the one guy going, "Hmmm. So it's a hole. That's it? I drove 18 hours for this?"

Diane said...

Drove through the Badlands last year, and they were overrated.

Grand Canyon worth 36 hour drive round trip? That's a lot of driving. Maybe if I flew. We did a hike to a so-so overlook at Jay Cooke last weekend and had almost this same conversation: what overlooks would be worth the work to get to them? There's definitely a correlation (obviously).