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Mike called, football, and other stuff

Monday, January 21, 2013

Mike called last night from Los Angeles. "I have bad news." he began.

I hate it when you kid starts a phone call like that. Worse is when they begin "Everybody is all right." Or the one I haven't yet gotten from Mike, "I need bail money."

It turns out that his car was broken into. He had $80 cash in the glove box (?), and his GPS, phone charger, and cable. The broke a window, slashed a tire. At least they didn't cut the roof or rip out the dash. "But, Dad, I have never changed a tire before." Yeah I am three thousand miles away. You are on your own sucker.
As I have said many time before, I am not a big NFL fan. But I am a big fan of Baltimore so I did watch the football game last night. The Ravens won! The Patriots who looked before the half to have things well in hand, came out and laid a big stinky on the field for the entire second half. So while I might consider it an inferior game to the one last week (the Raven also won that one) this was good because ....

THE RAVENS WON! THEY'RE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL™!!! Ooops. I don't want to run afoul of the NFL's trademarked words: THE RAVENS WON! THEY'RE GOING TO THE BIG GAME!!!
I got to run today. I still have things on my to-do list from the weekend, but doggone it, I didn't run on Wednesday (cold nasty wet icky rain) or Friday (trying to get the carpet out and tile out of here etc). Today I put it at the top of my list: 6 miles or 60 minutes which ever is more. I did 6.5 in 72 minutes.

It was almost cold. I started at 30F (-1.1C) and finished at 32F (0C)
She(WMBO) arrived home this afternoon and was pleased with my progress for the day. Laundry finished, another room knocked out, and a 6.5 mile run. I was not as pleased as I developed a headache after lunch. Usually water is the cure, but not today. So I worked slower.

She had a big bag from the Apple store. She had bought a Fit Bit Scale and FitBits for each of us. Aren't these things just glorified pedometers?

I suppose I shall find out.

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