Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Yesterday was an easy day between workout days. I took advantage of not “having” to run in the morning and biked around Hyland Park. I used my odometer and spray painted an “X” every half mile. From now on, any time I run in the park I’ll be able to blog about every half-mile split, down to the 100th of a second. Stay tuned…

In the evening I jumped on the treadmill for an easy 5 miles at 8:30 pace. Actually, I started around 9:30 pace and dropped down to 8:00 pace at the end. Meanwhile, I was watching the Twins play long-ball against the hated White Sox. We’re still hot and have moved to within 2 games of the Wild Card spot. I know you’re all curious about Joe Mauer, since I mentioned him recently. He’s cooled off a little lately and is “only” hitting .380.

Alright, I’ve been tagged by Run Faster Master and I thought I’d play along.

4 Jobs I have had
* Janitor at a nursing home
* Stock boy at a grocery store – 10 PM to 6 AM
* Like Running Rabbit, one summer I was a “nanny” for 3 boys – taking them to the pool, the country club, their practices, and playing video games with them. I was supposed to have them study a little bit every day. Yeah, like that happened.
* Between getting out of the navy and college starting, I was on unemployment. One of the conditions was you had to be actively looking for work. Another was you had to accept the work that came along. I spent 1 week digging an 18” hole around existing telephone poles and wrapping them with a chemically treated paper to help them from rotting. It was hot, sticky, buggy, manual labor through thick forest at times. I remember the foreman telling me I could be a foreman too some day. I guess I never lived up to my potential.

4 Movies I watch over and over
* Good Will Hunting
* The Usual Suspects
* Tombstone
* Beautiful Mind

4 Places I have lived
* Turkey
* Japan
* Joliet, IL
* Ashland, WI

4 Television Shows I watch
* CSI – the original
* Survivor
* Criminal Minds
* How I Met Your Mother

4 Places I have been on vacation
* Portland, OR (Mt. St. Helens, Astoria, Coos Bay, Eugene-loop)
* Seattle
* New York City
* Door County, WI

4 Websites I visit everyday
* Google Reader (my bloglines)
* Simon Says…Run
* Hillrunner.com
* Race results (like onlineraceresults.com, raceberryjam.com, etc)

4 Favorite Foods
* Pasta, pasta, pasta
* Pizza
* Cereal
* Sandwiches

4 Favorite Bands/Music
* Neil Young
* Wilco
* Led Zeppelin
* Minnesota Bands (Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, Gear Daddies, Replacements, Tina and the B-sides, Twin City Playboys, etc.)

I’ll tag Duncan, Kevin Beck, Scott Douglas and Kilgore (insert big-tooth-eyes-closed-laughing emoticon here).

Quote of the day – Poor Lasse, I assume he didn’t have an iPod, GPS, HRM, email, x-box, etc. either;

“No TV, no radio, no newspapers, not even a decent road; but I do not need any of them. Electic light we got here only last year.” – Lasse Viren on his training cabin in Lapland


Kim said...

there have been so many freaking CSIs...which one is the original?

Chad said...

Las Vegas.

I haven't seen NYC yet and I can't stand David "I'm-I-really-over-acting" Caruso".

Trisaratops said...

Jayhawks! I love them. One of them's from Toledo...right? At least that's what my friend who introduced me to them in college said...maybe he was full of crap.

Duncan Larkin said...


BTW. I will tag no one because I am too cool to tag people these days. I sense that you want the 9th grade note passing to stop as well considering who you tagged.

Chad said...

Sara, not sure if one of the guys is from Toledo or not. It's quite possible.

Ah Duncan, I do remember your post now. Heck, that was over 3 weeks ago. It's funny you mentioned 9th grade note passing. As I was typing this post I was thinking back to the notebooks we'd pass around in 9th or 10th grade. They'd have a bunch of questions like, who do you like, what's your favorite color, what's your favorite subject, etc. "Tagging" seems very similar, just minus all the giggling.

Anonymous said...

I need to start doing that marker thing. There is a great river walk by my house but I don't know for sure the mile markers, and the map they have is definitely off....where do you get an odometer?

Chad said...

Turnip, I just picked up a cheap odometer at a bike shop. I've found that the manufacturer's calibrations aren't always accurate so I take it to the local track to verify the distance.