Mr. Greg's Musings

My take on books, canoes, running, current events, movies, music (especially jazz and fado), science, technology and life its ownself

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Like I was saying (via Facebook)

Always treasured the cold cherry soup, smoked goose and red cabbage, not to mention the left-wing politics and this important fact, noted in the story: "One of the things about the Gay Hussar is you can drink and you don’t get chased out."

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

My winter half in a "warm" place



Fort Yargo, Ga., built in 1793, after the Thrill in the Hills trail half marathon this morning, which started at the fort. That's two. I'd whine about the 30 degree temps and the brief sleet, but it was 2 degrees when I left home yesterday. You get what you get, it's all how you use it.

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Chill wind makes you a little loopy

Who's the man who won't cop out when the cold wind ices his snout? He's a bad mo... Shut your mouth! (Helps get you through a frigid long run if you're a little twisted.)

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Saturday, February 07, 2015

Going long, then talking about it

I had a marvelous run this morning and then spent a wonderful afternoon listening to the great Traci Falbo, and some other people who can run a whole lot farther a whole lot faster than me, offer good advice on ultra running, and now I am going to listen to Count Basie's Big Band at the Jazz Kitchen. Mr. William Basie has actually been playing a date in heaven for some time, but I am sure he and Lester Young are here in spirit. Yeah, I'm weird, that's just the way it is.

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Kind of a whiteout, not wipeout, there at the end



The woods were lovely, dark and deep (also muddy and then snowy) but I had miles (13.1 of them) to go before this weird little medal (and, more importantly, bottle opener) was mine for keeps. Eagle Creek Night Winter Trail Half Marathon in the bag. That's one.

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Monday, January 05, 2015

Force of habit



Illinois Marathon training always begins the same way, by putting one (cold) foot out the door.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year's resolution for 2015

Ask not for victory, ask only for courage. In your pursuit, you bring honor to yourself. But more important, you bring honor to us all. Let's kick some ass in 2015!

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Relentless, or at least pretty consistent, forward progress

6 miles at 9 degrees makes an even 1,200 for the year, including 5 half marathons, 2 marathons, a 30-mile ultra and personal best times in the half, 10K and 6-mile. Not a bad year's work.

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