I got in my first timed 5-miler of the year on the track yesterday. 59:09 including several stops to drink water, reverse directions, feel sorry for myself, agonize over how bored I was, etc., etc. I sure hope those five miles get shorter as the year goes on because I've got 49 more of them to do on or before December 31st. Hopefully not all of them on that day.
Today Catherine was chanting to herself in the car: "You can do it! There's nothing to it!" I have no idea where she heard it, but it's a nice little mantra. I think I'll steal it.
Speaking of the car. . . . we went to the grocery store today. When we were in there somebody put a flyer on my car, along with all the other cars in the parking lot. Which always annoys me because I have to get out of the car to remove it. The flyer was some rant about "the real AXIS OF EVIL" and went on about "a despotic infrastructure of technologies (gps tracking in cars and cellphones, facial identification software, public cameras, easily monitored internet and computer use) that can be used by corrupt governments or entities to monitor or harass persons with contrary viewpoints." It had no attribution. I was looking around for a table hosted by the Society for Paranoid Schizophrenics, but I didn't see anything like that. If I still worked for the federal government I probably would have a much easier time finding them using one of our standard government-issue monitoring devices, I'm sure.