Running Logbook

2022-03-20 - Sunday Sunrise

~2.5 mi @ ~20 min/mi

"Tell your dog I said 'Hi'!" a car window sign suggests. Strava fails to record but the Apple Watch captures an early morning ramble with Dr 🦄, joined along the way by Dr Slow Twitch and G-ji, then Counselor 🐻. "Dream!" suggests pastel cursive chalk on Sligo Creek Trail.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2022-05-15

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2022-03-19 - Austin Airport

~2 mi @ ~21 min/mi

On the way back from visiting family – tragedy, brother Keith is in the hospital after a bad bike accident – there's time before the flight back for a brisk double end-to-end stroll in the AUS Bergstrom terminal. Enough GPS satellite signals make it through the big windows to build a jittery-but-reasonable trackfile!

(trackfile) - ^z - 2022-05-15

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2022-03-15 - Spring Garden Carry-out

~2.8 mi @ ~17 min/mi

"Hot and Sour Soup, please!" Phone in the order while walking the long way around, arrive a little too early, add a local loop to maintain momentum, and then speed-walk home!

(trackfile) - ^z - 2022-05-15

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2022-03-14 - San Miguel School Storefront Angel

~2.6 mi @ ~13 min/mi angel graces the front window of the San Miguel School on Georgia Avenue near the DC-MD border. Walk-run on a bridge over the railroad tracks, follow the Metropolitan Branch Trail past the Takoma Metro, and return in time to pick up carry-out lunch!

(trackfile) - ^z - 2022-05-10

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2022-03-13 - Short Long Run

~5 mi @ ~14 min/mi

🐰 heads upstream along Rock Creek Trail to meet and escort Gayatri, Stephani, Jon, and 🔥 at the end of their long Sunday run. Ice covers bridges but paved paths are mostly clear.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2022-05-07

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2022-03-12 - Treadmill Test

~1 mi @ ~22 min/mi

"Don't fall off!" The initial experiment on DW/P's new treadmill goes well, a brisk walk with grade variation 3%-6% and pace ranging 18-20 min/mi, with a short cooldown at the end. And no falling off!

^z - 2022-05-05

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2022-03-11 - Nachos, Tamales, and Taquitos

~1.9 mi @ ~15 min/mi

"In September 2021 the murals were painted and banners were installed!" says the Blair Mural Festival announcement. During a Friday afternoon walkabout on the way to pick up TexMex carry-out, somebody finally looks up and notices them. Rose Jaffe's "Oneness in Nature" is bright and inspirational.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2022-05-04

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2022-03-10 - Bananas, Chips, and Croutons

~2.5 mi @ ~17 min/mi

"Gnomes and Owls!" Tiny ceramic statuettes guard a garden. The grocery store provides essential supplies to motivate a neighborhood walkabout loop.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2022-05-03

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2022-03-09 - Be Love

~2.2 mi @ ~16.2 min/mi

"Live in Harmony – BREATHE" say words painted on the staircase near Piney Branch Elementary School. "Be Love" recommends the poster at the first landing. A brisk early-afternoon ramble goes from downtown Silver Spring into Takoma Park and back, discovering new cut-throughs and local parks.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2022-05-01

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2022-03-08 - Mission Potbelly

~5 mi @ ~16 min/mi

Early afternoon trek along Rock Creek takes a pause to revisit graffiti under the bridge just inside the Beltway. Take East-West Highway past the northern point of the DC diamond, order carry-out sandwiches en route, and catch the #5 bus home.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2022-04-30

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