Clearly I need to write more here to avoid this turning into simply a log of my running.

It was chilly and misty at six o’clock this morning when I left the house. A few drops hit my face as I ran by Hillcrest Country Club but otherwise the rain waited until about five minutes after I got back to the house. I didn’t get to sleep until one o’clock in the morning — and that was on a very full stomach, including a glass of wine and a cappuccino — so I was sort of lugubrious for the first half hour. I did take a detour up Beverly Glen to Santa Monica Boulevard and then down Century Park West back to Olympic, which was enough to stretch my loop to six miles.

This was my soundtrack:

  • Jesus of Suburbia (live)Green Day
  • Fast As YouDwight Yoakam
  • Counting Down the HoursTed Leo & the Pharmacists
  • End of the LineTraveling Wilburys
  • PennsylvaniaBloodhound Gang
  • My Life Would Suck Without YouKelly Clarkson
  • Hot Rod LincolnCommander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
  • Desolation Row (cover)My Chemical Romance
  • New Way HomeFoo Fighters
  • Bridge and Tunnel AuthorityLess Than Jake
  • Hello, GoodbyeThe Beatles
  • Eastbound & DownJerry Reed
  • Get FreeThe Vines
  • Remember the NameFort Minor