I left work today at 5:15 for the first time in a long time and was happily surprised to see that it was not pitch dark outside. A later sunset will make runs at the dam right after work an option again. This is good because I was just trying to decide where I would do my 5 mile runs. Even after over three years of running I don't have a convenient 5 mile route out my front door, except for Bonelli which I can't do until sunset is delayed even more.
Seeing the longer days reminded me of something my wife told me the other day about Daylight Savings Time. Is anyone else as excited as I am about this news? I'm sure there is some subset of the population that thinks it is some kind of conspiracy or sign of the end times, but I'm thrilled about more DST.
On my way home from the dam on Saturday I heard a song on the radio (KROQ) that was kind of simple and melodic. Afterward the DJ (on air personality) said that the artist was attempting to make an album for each of the 50 states. I didn't catch the name. I Googled "50 states albums" and found Sufjan Stephens. (as as aside; isn't it funny that the word "googled" can be understood as a verb?) I wonder what would be harder, 50 albums or 50 marathons. Personally I think the marathons would be easier. I read some of the online reviews and it seems that people either love or hate his music. Click here for a listen to the song I heard. I can relate to the lyric "I made a lot of mistakes, in my mind."
Today is my rest day from running, but one little running tidbit:
When I filled out my log last night my lifetime total was 5105.5. I figured out I've run from my home in California to my parent's home in Ohio and back and I'm almost through Utah on my second trip to Ohio. That just seems crazy.