SNMMI 5k 2016

It’s been some time since I (1) ran, (2) ran a race, or (3) imported a GPS track into Google Earth for the purpose of a post tagged “race report”. Along the waterfront in downtown San Diego.  Chip time 5 km in 24:06 (7:45 pace).    

March 2016 in review

Various photos and events in March, Amongst lots of inclement-weather days, one really nice weekend for a walk through CBG Seeing They Might Be Giants at the Vic in Chicago.  (Lyall’s favorite: “Clap your hands”, my favorite: “Robot Parade”) Residual snow on the court (or field) didn’t stop anyone from outdoor tennis (or baseball) practice.     For that

Music in 2015

Now the Pazz & Jop is out, so I can check for albums from early in the year that I’d forgotten.  Here’s my best-of list, in which compared to the nominal P&J critic I overvalue sonic beauty and timbre, production and engineering, and harmony; undervalue lyrics, melody.  (For reference: 2013 and 2012) Best-of 2015 (version

Training 2016-Jan

In 2015, some running, here and there; one charity 5k, 25:16 and 9/50 AG.  Some biking, here and there; 463 commuting miles.  (Once upon a time, that would have been $90 of gas money.  Now it’s not enough electricity bill to cover bike brake pads)  TRX class, yoga, boot camp at work.  Just enough TRX

Bounty

Remember that time when we left the garden alone for an entire weekend? It’s a cucumber year.  Pickling cukes, though soon enough those become munching cukes and salad cukes and target-practice cukes. Good garlic, too, and a fair number of big multicolored tomatoes.  The jury’s out on the tomatillos; depending how many growing weeks remain,