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Another Day, Another Run

Since I know I’m not going to run tomorrow, I decided to head out again today. It was pretty nice out again this morning. Not as nice as yesterday, but it worked. I spent a bit of time deciding how I wanted to run. For some reason, I just didn’t have it in me to do the out and back down Ward to Grant, so I went down Carroll and then weaved around a bit. I looked for a bit of shade and then found my way to Adams. I ran down Adams and then looped back to finish off my run. I only did 3, but it was just fine.

I did find tracks towards the beginning of my run and wasn’t sure if I’d come back to them, so I snagged some photos while I could.

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It was a nice run. I felt a little tired toward the end and wasn’t sure how long I would go. I ended up knowing that I could just make it 3. I continued catching up on This American Life on my run. I started listening to Kindness of Strangers, which was pretty good.

Jack and I also biked a few miles. We biked around town a bit and then to the library so he could get another book. Good times.

I am headed to Chicago at 7 a.m. tomorrow morning. Then, I’ll be in Chicago until 8 p.m. when I head out to Jackson, MS for the next three weeks. It should be fun, but I also hear it’ll be really H-O-T, so I’m not sure if I’ll be running outside or end up at the Rec Center. We’ll see. Until then.


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Birthday Run with Barb

Today was Barb’s birthday, so we ran together this morning. It was a great run. At first we both decided it was C-O-L-D. And really, it wasn’t that cold, but since the weather had warmed up we weren’t entirely prepared for the breeze. That’s okay since by the time we got about 15 minutes into the run we were feeling just fine. And, I think it helped us keep a nice pace. We did a 3/7 walk/run and did 3.5 miles in 40 minutes so that’s pretty good for our walk/run pace. Got to be ready for the 1/2.

I even remembered to snag a picture of the train lights.

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In the end, it turned out to be a decent morning for a run.

In book news, besides listening to Veronica Mars, I’m also reading Rodman Philbrick’s “The Last Book in the Universe,” which is quite fun. I was looking for a good middle grades book to use in class, and I picked this one. I really enjoy it. Plus, I like that it follows Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. I like to use Campbell when I teach digital storytelling, so I’m looking forward to seeing how students like the text and what they think about the Hero’s Journey with this text. I also like that there’s a bit of “A Clockwork Orange” feel to the book with the “new” language found throughout. There are some fun reading strategies to use with the book.