Running... Again?

  If you know me you know there was a time about 10 years ago or so where I was running. A lot. At least 5 days a week and at least 5 miles a run. I wasn’t training, I wasn’t preparing for a race or a marathon. I just found myself enjoying the time spent running. I wasn’t obsessed with numbers, but I kept track of them all and liked seeing improvements in time and distances. It was good physical health and mental health. Then I tweaked my knee. Not bad enough that I couldn’t walk on it, just a tweak that told me I needed to back off of running for a little bit. So I decided on 2 weeks. At the end of 2 weeks I aborted a run very early as the pain was still there. 2 weeks became 3, became a month, became 5 years. 

Agassi Update

Just finished reading Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi. If you were a tennis fan in the '90's, or a tennis player in general this is a MUST read. It was startlingly honest, funny, sad, and triumphant. I expected the book to be many things, but I didn't expect to laugh out loud at it (with it?) or cry. This was an excellent start to 2010: The Year of the Reading.

Just picked up Pete Sampras' autobiography, and there's a marked different between the two. Where Agassi's chapters were just numbers, Pete's are titled with the years spanned in the chapters. Pete's book has an index (!) while Andre's just finishes. I'm expecting Pete's book to be a little dryer than Andre's, but I could be wrong. I came into Agassi's book expecting it to be wild and crazy (which it kind of was), but didn't expect to get so involved in it.

On an unrelated note this is posting #2 for the year, and for the week. So far so good in keeping this updated regularly.


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