Notes on a long run

I’ve been trying to consistently go for a really long run on Monday mornings and a “regular” run on Thursday mornings. I’ve done a pretty good job at it for about three months now; I even managed to get in a five-miler on Thanksgiving.

Skelton MaskThis morning while coming down Century Park towards Olympic, a man on a bike came towards me wearing a black hoodie and a frighteningly realistic skeleton full-face mask. At six in the morning, just about everyone you see is scary. So you can imagine how much that guy freaked me out.

I also saw a crushed and empty box of Trojan Magnum condoms in front of the “European luxury” hotel on Westwood, and a half-full, uncapped gallon of milk sitting next to a bus bench on Santa Monica.

My right knee was killing me by the time I got back to the house, which concerns me. It seems that about twelve miles is the maximum I can travel before something twinges in there and starts hurting. (It’s fine now, though.)

Here was the soundtrack for my run this morning:

  • DragulaZombie, Rob
  • Job OpportunitiesPimps, The
  • Add It UpViolent Femmes
  • 99 ProblemsJay-Z
  • Jesus WalksWest, Kanye
  • Homecoming / The Death Of St. Jimmy / East 12th St. / Nobody Likes You / Rock And Roll Girlfriend / We’re Coming Home AgainGreen Day
  • Lose YourselfEminem
  • The Ballad of John and YokoBeatles, The
  • It Ought to Be EasierLovett, Lyle
  • When You Were YoungKillers, The
  • Monkey WrenchFoo Fighters
  • Help!Beatles, The
  • Numb / Encore (featuring Linkin Park)Jay-Z
  • The Last SongFoo Fighters
  • BruisesChairlift
  • Rocket SciencePimps, The
  • Los AngelesSugarcult
  • Death and All His FriendsColdplay
  • Man Like ThatGin Wigmore
  • Remember the NameFort Minor
  • End of the LineTraveling Wilburys
  • SurrenderCheap Trick
  • Head OnPixies
  • The Tijuana JailKingston Trio, The
  • Take a Look AroundLimp Bizkit
  • Light of Day (live)Springsteen, Bruce
  • No Sleep TonightFaders, The
  • How You Like Me NowHeavy, The
  • Devil With the Blue Dress On / Good Golly Miss MollyMitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

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