ORN: 13.5 miles, 2:18:03, R5/W1, 10:14/mile
Man, it was nice to run in shorts in the sunshine this afternoon. My first outing over 2 hours since the Memphis Marathon felt really good; no pain, no twinges, just running long on a Saturday. Sweet.
But I digress.
A few weeks ago, while perusing an old file folder, I came across this little item of historical interest. February, 1993 must have been a terribly slow news period for our local newspaper. They put out a request to learn if ANYONE besides the Purdue basketball team did any physical activity during the wretched Indiana winter. I gave them a call and must have been the only respondent. A rookie reporter came to our office and interviewed me. This was the result...you can click on the image if you'd like to read the breathless prose.
Pulitzer Prize Winning Interview...ha!
I think at least two people actually read this watershed report. It's funny to me in a couple of ways, 16 years later. One was I had a system, even then, to know what to wear for certain temperatures. Some things never change. Second is that the things I thought were important in both clothing and training then sound quite absurd now. At the time, most training programs had you pounding out the same distance, day after day; no emphasis at all on the weekend long runs. Tech fabrics were either non-existent or in the closet as a 1970's leisure suit. Some things change a lot. Unfortunately, my moustache has also turned grey since then.
It's a hoot to look at stuff like this. But at least I was running then. And am running still.
Persevere. And laugh at yourself; it's good medicine.