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2015-12-09 - Meta-criticism

~10.1 miles @ ~11.8 min/mi

"You're only critical when you do a book review!" Beth observes. I've just finished a rant about a novel I'm currently reading and feeling annoyed by. "Hmmmm — you're right — I must work on that!" is the reply. The chorus of "Pompeii" (a song by Bastille) runs through my head: "How am I gonna be an optimist about this?"

Kerry and I meet at 0545 and run to meet Beth at the office. A spidery-thin crescent moon creeps above the horizon as dawn begins. The three of us loop through Pimmit Hills, stopping to rate and photograph over-the-top displays of front-yard Christmas lights. Beth confesses that she has begun to add a 25% margin-of-safety to my distance estimates. My response: "I must work on that too!" Today, though, she gets her goal of 3-4 miles. Dr K and I run back to our starting point, meandering along the way and enjoying the sights.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2015-12-29