Running Logbook

2021-10-24 - Great Idea

~6.1 mi @ ~14 min/mi

"Breakfast – Lunch – Cold Beer!" A Kensington diner offers all the food groups. 🔥 & 🐻 start their 16 mile ramble just after sunrise on a soggy Sunday morning. 🤖 checks in on them along the way, brings sour lemon drops to share, and with 🥃 plays escort for the middle segment. Our Motto: "That's a horrible idea. What time?"

(trackfile) - ^z - 2021-11-26

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2021-10-23 - Peppers

~2.7 mi @ ~25 min/mi

"Peppers!" The Garrett Park farmers market features colorful produce. 🥃 & 🐻y shop after an inspection of Halloween decorations.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2021-11-26

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2021-10-22 - Mission Accomplished

~3 miles @ ~21 min/mi

"Make it a mission!" Cool Friday weather tempts the To Do list to grow – so besides the local deli for lunch carry-out, add grocery store and gas station to the loop: falafel wraps, bananas, pastrami, ramen, oranges, lottery tickets. Got it!

(trackfile) - ^z - 2021-11-24

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2021-10-21 - Celosia Argentea

~2.7 mi @ ~14 min/mi

"Celosia argentea, aka plumed cockscomb, variety flamingo feathers!" A front yard garden is afire with autumn colors on the way to the Public Library book return. A late Thursday meander includes fishy lawn art on Hermitage Ave plus intervals of jogging through a corner of Wheaton Regional Park.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2021-11-23

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2021-10-20 - Talbot Avenue

~2.5 mi @ ~16 min/mi

"Bridge out!" An inspection late Wednesday afternoon finds girders that go most of the way over the train tracks, with gaps remaining. A neighbor's front yard is gruesome with Halloween statuary.http://zhurnaly.com/images/arty/Talbot-Avenue-Bridge-construction_2021-10-20.jpg

(trackfile) - ^z - 2021-11-22

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2021-10-18 - Olney Manor Farm

~3.1 mi @ ~16.3 min/mi

"Corgis are the best - but your other puppy is nice too!" says 🤖 to a dog-walker. A Monday afternoon walkabout in Olney Maryland takes meandering paved paths that abut the backsides of uncounted townhouses. Giant halloween spiders and skeletons swarm to attack Olney Manor Farm, a "two-story brick Georgian Revival-style manor house built in 1937" according to county historical documentation.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2021-11-20

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2021-10-17 - Justice as Fairness

~6 mi @ ~17 min/mi

"In law school, they don't teach Common Sense!" says 🐻y on a sunny Sunday morning. 🔥 and 🤖 sip coffee, ramble, and discuss the Original Position (John Rawls' theory of justice), Saw (a horror film), moral hazard (risky behavior when insurance shifts the burden of loss), health care costs, and Halloween lawn ornaments. 🥃 arrives to join a training run, and 🤖 walks home.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2021-11-19

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2021-10-16 - Sunrise at the Meadow

~10 miles @ ~21 min/mi

"Let's loop back and try again!" says 🔍 when a missed turn leads away from the neighborhood 🤖 hopes to explore. A mile later on orbit #2, there it is! 🔥 greets the horses at Meadowbrook Stables as they eat an early breakfast. A beautiful dappled sunrise reminds us, bundles of DNA wandering the surface of a rocky planet, to be thankful and mindful. 🐻y joins at the Parkway Deli where iced tea, hot coffee, and a shared cookie provide a power-up for the home stretch. The trackfile map weaves a tangled web.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2021-11-18

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2021-10-15 - Silver and Gold

~2.8 mi @ ~18.4 min/mi

"Honey Dutch Boy ... Raspberry Pocket ... Almond Tartlette ... Pistachio Leaf ... Vanilla Florentine ...", say the labels on Donut King's cookie trays. There's much to be thankful for in this world – in moderation, of course! Friday afternoon's late lunch mission picks up sandwiches. On the way take short-cuts over the streams and through the woods between suburban streets: "Find new paths, revisit the old / One is silver, the other gold." The county bus, free under COVID, closes the loop.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2021-11-16

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2021-10-13 - Pugs and Kisses

~4.0 mi @ ~17 min/mi

"Pugs & Kisses!" The neighbor's puppy statuette wears a pumpkin orange costume for Halloween. On Wednesday afternoon take the long way to pick up fancy carry-out dinner from Pacci's Trattoria. Sidewalk chalk on Rock Creek Trail reminds: "Dream".

(trackfile) - ^z - 2021-11-15

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