Thursday, May 22, 2008

Jinelles Song of the Moment

Just a video post today of a song Jinelle has me hooked on now, since she plays it so often.
I'm a Tom Petty fan anyway.


Saving Grace lyrics

I’m passing sleeping cities
Fading by degrees
Not believing all I see to be so

I’m flyin’ over backyards
Country homes and ranches
Watching life between the branches below

And it’s hard to say
Who you are these days
But you run on anyway
Don’t you baby?

You keep running for another place
To find that saving grace

I’m moving on alone over ground that no one owns
Past statues that atone for my sins

There’s a guard on every door
And a drink on every floor
Overflowing with a thousand amens

And it’s hard to say
Who you are these days
But you run on anyway
Don’t you baby?

You keep running for another place
To find that saving grace
Don’t you baby?

You’re rolling up the carpet
Of your father’s two-room mansion
No headroom for expansion no more
And there’s a corner of the floor
They’re telling you is yours
You’re confident but not really sure

And it’s hard to say
Who you are these days
But you run on anyway
Don’t you baby?

You keep running for another place
To find that saving grace
Don’t you baby?

Quote of the Day
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
---Chinese Proverb

Friday, May 16, 2008

Pause

I have not posted in a while. Not giving excuses here, just the fact that I have not been wandering the wired world as much as of late.

On the fitness front I have been aimless as of late. I have not seen any 5K's listed for the next couple months close by. In all honesty it looks like the people around here run all their 5K's in the spring and fall. (To avoid killing people with heat stroke...maybe?) Dee is still working out quite regularly.

Still trying to learn to play the guitar. Here is a link to a free online course in music theory. Understanding Basic Music Theory

Quote of the Day
People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.
---Bob Hope

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Dawn of the Dead 5k

This morning was the 5K Run For Meals On Wheels. This race started at 7:30 so everyone had to be up and out of the house by 6:30.

This is where the title of my post came from. Jinelle being a teenager had the difficulty of her body realizing it was a Saturday and turning itself off and fighting all attempts at waking itself before noon.. Dee in the other hand had to work last night until midnight and her older (Sparing myself great pain here by not spitting out a number) body rebelled at her few hours of sleep as well. After telling them both I would not go alone and bring their 5k t-shirts back they both finally arose and shuffled out to the car.

The Race

Being held at the beautiful LPGA golf course up in Daytona it was a crisp sunny cool morning. Sign-in was quick and we waited for only about 15 Min's for the start. Me and Vinny started up front while the two women did not want to be run over by eager runners started way back.

Eager runners it was, at the horn half this field left me in the dust. You would have thought that someone had arrived telling everyone they had to sit through a Ashley Simpson concert the way they broke and ran from the start. Vinnie amongst them, after only a few Min's he had left me from sight.

This was the first race that I really had no leg pains at all through out. At about 1.25 miles I reeled in rabbit boy Vinnie. We stayed together for about 1/4 mile then my much longer legs and pace had me slowly pull away. He had dipped too deep into the well at the beginning with that blistering pace out of the blocks.

For all of us though this was really a good race. Every single one of us beat our last 5k time. (Times on the sidebar) Jinelle received a plaque for third place in her age group and I won the "Bongo Billy's Banana Boat Ride" for 6 door prize tickets.

Quote of the Day
Not untill just before dawn do people sleep best; not until people get old do they become wise.
---Chinese Proverb

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Few new links..

Found a few new Guitar sites that are worth the time to look through and use. Guitar Noise and Chordbook. Guitar Noise frankly has some of the best free lessons and articles I have seen so far. Chordbook is just a really handy site for looking up chords, scales and such.


I am really pondering heading to the Community College this summer to try a music class. In all honestly it is a whole lot cheaper than private music lessons and it will get me out of the house several days a week and around some new people.

Two days until the next 5k. I really don't know how I am going to fare on this one. My training regimen has really dropped off this last month.
I have dropped to just running 10 mi. a week.
I do have to say though that I have really gotten rid of a lot of the leg problems I had been experiencing though.
The 7:30 am start time has gotten me quite a bit of grumblings from Dee and Jinelle.
I have three words for the two of them "Suck it up".

Quote of the Day
I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time.
---Charles M. Schulz