RainIt was incredibly difficult to roll out of bed at five-fifteen this morning, but I did. It’s been (very uncharacteristically) raining for several days in Los Angeles and it was just a wet, dark, miserable morning for a run. But about two miles into it and I started to feel better, and by the time I hit five miles I was loose and cruising.

I was positively drenched with sweat and rain after about fifteen minutes. My t-shirt felt like it weighed twenty pounds. I was very happy to notice that my knee didn’t bother me at all. I didn’t even think of it until I had hit ten miles, and then only because I realized it wasn’t hurting.

And how cool is this? The official @NikeLA account gave me a shout-out for hitting my 3750 Fuel Points goal every day last week:

Here was the soundtrack for this morning’s run:

  • Numb / Encore (live) (featuring Linkin Park)Jay-Z
  • The Dirty GlassDropkick Murphys
  • She’s My BabyTraveling Wilburys
  • I Try to Think About ElvisLoveless, Patty
  • Timebomb (live)Old 97’s
  • HolidayGreen Day
  • Lose YourselfEminem
  • AlcoholBarenaked Ladies
  • Fortunate SonCreedence Clearwater Revival
  • When You Were YoungKillers, The
  • Los AngelesSugarcult
  • Runnin’ Down a DreamPetty, Tom
  • End of the LineTraveling Wilburys
  • Remember the NameFort Minor
  • C’mon C’monVon Bondies, The
  • Head OnPixies
  • Somewhere Across ForeverStellastarr*
  • No Sleep TonightFaders, The
  • Viva la VidaColdplay
  • MinorityGreen Day
  • The Last SongFoo Fighters
  • How You Like Me NowHeavy, The
  • Muttblink-182
  • Devil With the Blue Dress On / Good Golly Miss MollyMitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
  • …Baby One More TimeSpears, Britney
  • Give the Po’ Man a BreakFatboy Slim
  • Get FreeVines, The
  • SurrenderAngels & Airwaves
  • Folding ChairSpektor, Regina
  • One WeekBarenaked Ladies
  • From a Buick 6Dylan, Bob
  • A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More “Touch Me”Fall Out Boy
  • Duel of the FatesWilliams, John
  • All These Things That I’ve DoneKillers, The
  • See You AgainCyrus, Miley

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