Friday, February 27, 2009

Clean Running

I just read about Joel and Ethan Coen's new TV add exposing "clean" coal as a myth. I did see the commercial the other day and it is very effective. The truth is probably in the middle as it almost always is. Most of us, and especially the runners I know, would like to do their part to conserve and preserve the environment. But it is not easy to know what to do or not to do. My oversimplified approach is to enjoy the parks and neighborhoods near me, never litter, and drive slowly.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Chili Bowl

It is not Spring yet. The annual Chili Bowl run is to find out who has been running and who has been in hibernation. It is not even close to signifying Spring time in Cleveland. If you are looking for a sign of Spring, that would be St. Malachi, in about a month.

February 14, 2009 - I ran the Chili Bowl 5K in 23:40. Not bad. I ate the bowl of chili in record time and did not get any on me. That is another minor victory.

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Thursday, February 05, 2009

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Believe it or not, there is a book written by Haruki Murakami titled, "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running." This is very confusing because Mr. Murakimi is an author. I know what you are thinking, of course he is an author, he wrote the book titled, "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running." Things are never that simple. You see, Mr. Murakimi is an important author as his day job. If you read the book you will learn that for Mr. Murakaimi, writing led to running which led to writing. I am not sure where the talking fits in. At no point in the book is there anything about anyone he talked to about running.

Rating: This is an easy to read book, kind of like a diary, that is about a writer who runs. He runs a lot, compared to many running writers I know. B-minus. Where is the inspiration?

Buy it if you must.

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