Friday, February 26, 2016
Four Hundred Twenty-Three
February 26, 2016
6.41 Miles in 1:01:23
Mood: Confused and stinky, but still delivering the milk.
Soundtrack: The Bill Simmons Podcast / The Memory Palace / 99% Invisible
This is a goose statue that is wearing a penguin costume. I mean...I understand what the things are that I am looking at, but I don't understand the "why" of what I'm looking at in any meaningful way. I'm not judging, I'm just confused. Even if I'm not sure what is happening here. (And clearly, I'm not certain.) You can rest assured that if I ever find a statue of a goose in costume while out on a run, that sucker is getting photographed.
As for this run, it took a little while to get going, but after a bit, I found a nice groove. Then, when I was as far away as possible from a grocery store, I received a text from my wife requesting that I come home with a gallon of milk. Never mind that there was no logical path to get to a grocery store and then home again with a gallon of milk in a reasonable time frame, I wasn't keen on the idea of lugging home a gallon of milk for a mile while also trying to run.
I decided to finish up a tiny bit early, running straight home rather than going for about another 10 minutes to get another mile in, and then hopped in the car from home to get to the grocery store and then back. A terrible thing happened as I was driving to the store. I smelled something unreasonably foul, and thought to myself, "Egad, what is that horrific odor."
Then I realized that it was me. Exercise is good for your body, but not so much for your scent. Thank heavens for showers, I'm sure no one would want to have to put up with my stench, as not even I wanted to put up with it this morning.
On the plus side, I got the milk.