Time to run

Sunday, July 26, 2015

MyHowl July 26 - Aug 1

Bernie Sanders held what he said was the largest grassroots campaign event of the 2016 president race so far Wednesday night, broadcasting a video message over his website to tens of thousands of people at gatherings around the country.
“Tonight really is an historic night,” said Sanders. “To the best of our knowledge, there has never been a political online organizing event this early in the campaign which involved 100,000 people in 3,500 locations in every state in the United States of America. And that’s pretty impressive."
While those numbers could not be independently verified, there was a good deal of online chatter leading up to the live broadcast.
The events were held in bars, backyards and basements. The number of people who RSVP'd to each ranged from four to hundreds of people. A few hundred people gathered at a downtown bar in New York City on 4th Avenue in what was hailed as one of the largest gatherings. Prior to Sanders' speech the crowd shouted out the reasons they were supporting Sanders, citing paid family leave, free college and overturning Citizens United.
I like this:
The Genius Of The Crowd
Charles Bukowski
there is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average
human being to supply any given army on any given day
and the best at murder are those who preach against it
and the best at hate are those who preach love
and the best at war finally are those who preach peace
those who preach god, need god
those who preach peace do not have peace
those who preach peace do not have love
beware the preachers
beware the knowers
beware those who are always reading books
beware those who either detest poverty
or are proud of it
beware those quick to praise
for they need praise in return
beware those who are quick to censor
they are afraid of what they do not know
beware those who seek constant crowds for
they are nothing alone
beware the average man the average woman
beware their love, their love is average
seeks average
but there is genius in their hatred
there is enough genius in their hatred to kill you
to kill anybody
not wanting solitude
not understanding solitude
they will attempt to destroy anything
that differs from their own
not being able to create art
they will not understand art
they will consider their failure as creators
only as a failure of the world
not being able to love fully
they will believe your love incomplete
and then they will hate you
and their hatred will be perfect
like a shining diamond
like a knife
like a mountain
like a tiger
like hemlock
their finest art

The swamp of Florida has been very good to me for the last 3.5 years and I have accomplished a lot here. I had a great life with Mimi. We trained, traveled and raced a lot. My post traumatic brain injury continued to create difficulties for me; although my determined focus and creative compensatory adaptations have allowed me to evolve in many positive ways. My comparative tendency has relaxed. I am still struggling with this, but I do not compare the 'new me' with the old me as much. I have begun to judge myself anew instead of by my pre-TBI standards. This has helped me tremendously as I can take pride in my new accomplishments and race times and no longer think that I suck (as I did - repeatedly). Seriously, this was a huge problem in my recovery. For the most part I have stopped. I still long to return to the standard of sub 3 hour marathon times, but I don't judge my post injury best of 3:16 poorly (I have posted 2 consecutive 3:16 times); a  huge improvement over where I was - at a post injury marathon time of around 3:45. I am now starting to believe that I can get these 50 year old legs to move faster still. Sub 3? Perhaps. Does it matter? No.
Yeah, I am moving back to Colorado and I am coming back stronger, healthier and faster too. I am returning as a vegan. This change (3+ years) has been profound to say the least. I will definitely be plant-powered so you are all forewarned.
Sadly, I will be leaving the world of my love, Mimi. I am a dreamer, so I do not believe that this will be the end for us but a new beginning. We both have work to do. Her life and responsibility is here in Florida. My challenges and desires are in Colorado. Mimi has family here and I have family there. I have my daughter, Nico Berlin and grand-daughter, Margaux Juniper to return to and grow with and this thrills me immensely. It is going to be awesome! Time will tell, but I think that Mimi and I will grow closer despite the miles between us. So, Just a little over a month to go before I say good-bye to the swamp and hello to the hills.

Good-bye swamp:

Hello hills:


Training this week: Run 60.39 mi - Bike 0 mi (0 rest day)


Sat - Run 8.1 mi - 1:08:00 - 8:19 pace - 134 avg hr
steady pace, felt okay
Fri - Run 7.2 mi - 1:00 - 8:19 pace - 126 avg hr
Easy steady pace - recovery
Thur - PM Run - 5.2 mi - 41:40 - 8:01 pace - 134 avg hr

Runners Depot store run
Thur - AM Run - 6.73 mi - 53:35 - 7:58 pace - 134 avg hr 
Steady run for most of the way; some fade last 1.5 miles.
Wed - Run -  6:38 mi - 8:32 pace
I felt pretty tired today; I'm just glad that I got this one in and finished.
Tues - PM Run - 5.61 mi - 7:56 pace
 World of Beer run - better tonight
Tues - AM Run - 6.7 mi - 9:37 pace
Oh boy, another rough run for me today. I started out fine but needed to walk for more than a 1/2 mile today. 
Mon Run - 7.35 mi 58:27 -  7:57 pace 
late start this morning so it was pretty hot but I felt okay today
Sun Run - 7.1 mi - 55:50 - 7:53 pace - 141 avg hr
Steady pace - strong headwinds today - decent run.


Last week: run 55.14 mi - bike 0 (1 rest day) 

last month run 281.53 mi  - bike 187.67 (2 rest day)


run yr: 1,881.34 mi

bike yr: 207.95 mi         


run last yr: 2,670.88 mi
bike last yr: 3614.17

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BrainInjury #TBI #running #training #healing #politics #liberal #democratic #triathlons #UltraRunning #vegan #athletes #blogging #Google #Blogger #rants #howls #peace #love #WorldOfBeer #Beer #Facebook #marathon #PlantPower #liberal #secular #atheist #LeftWingPolitics #democratic #fitness #health #PlantBasedNutrition