It’s been hot. Really, really hot, and not a desert heat with a nice wind. Last Thursday I had the joy of spending the day running about—mostly driving and talking on the cell like my fellow L.A. peeps, and it just so happened that it was 107 degrees outside. I tried to hang out at Starbucks but they were packed inside, so I was outdoors near a tree that smelled like pee. Not so fun fact: there are about a hundred million places to pee in a toilet in L.A., but still I come across a lot of (human) pee smells outdoors, in parking garages, in staircases, etc. It might just be me. It stayed over 100 through Sunday just to make the weekend annoying.
I did get to run today—6.5 miles. I'm halfway to my half-marathon distance. My knees and I have a bit of détente going on, and I can work with that for now. I even ran with a 10 minute/mile pace, which isn’t too bad considering I haven’t been doing this for very long.
It also appears that there is a presidential election campaign going on. I thought I would be so pumped up by this election, but for some reason not so much. Barack Obama sounds cool and all, but policy? Hmm. McCain was nifty in 2000 but the right wingers all hate him. Thanks David for the post on Obama’s “rebate” check, by the way.