Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Music makes it better

Goal: 3.o miles
Run: 3:10 miles
Time: 33 minutes

As of yesterday, it is 31 weeks to the Seattle Marathon.

And I know what I am supposed to be doing on every single one of those days.

When I have a little more time, I am going to type up and post my training schedule. Bascially, I am going to spend 15 weeks building up a really good solid mileage base of about 30 miles a week, possibly more, and lifting some weights to get strong. Then I get into the 16-week program, based on
Bob Glover's recommendations.

This morning was also the first morning I found it really hard to haul my lazy ass onto the road. I was at work until about 11 last night, and when I get home late, there's no way I can go straight to bed.

Discovery of the day: music really does make things better. I kept leaving my iPod charger behind, so it was out of juice. This morning I ran to
U2, and remembered their Seattle show on Sunday.

WE BELIEVE that in the best American tradition of helping others help themselves, now is the time to join with other countries in a historic pact for compassion and justice to help the poorest people of the world overcome AIDS and extreme poverty. WE RECOGNIZE that a pact including such measures as fair trade, debt relief, fighting corruption and directing additional resources for basic needs – education, health, clean water, food, and care for orphans – would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the poorest countries, at a cost equal to just one percent more of the US budget. WE COMMIT ourselves - one person, one voice, one vote at a time - to make a better, safer world for all.
As they played Where the Streets Have No Name, the flags of African countries scrolled down curtains of light. Bono talked about the One campaign, the campaign to forgive the African debt and to make global poverty history. He talked about people who were making a change - the Gates Foundation. He talked about his campaign's drive to get 100 million people to text their names to UNITE, to ask for change. "Hold up your cellphones," Bono told the crowd, and we did. He had the lights turned off, and the Key Arena sparkled with tens of thousands of stars, each a testament to connectedness, communication, and the power of the individual. Then they played One.

If you haven't done so already, please text your name to UNITE (86483).

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