Sticking with my now 2 week old tradition here goes another Saturday evening post with a bunch of unrelated random thoughts:
First an update on my calf. I've been able to run every day since Monday. I still had a little bit of pain through Wednesday but I've now done about 35 miles in the last 3 days with no pain at all. I'm pretty confident that won't be bothering me anymore. I'm planning to do about 20 miles tomorrow and then try to get in about 90-110 miles total this coming week. If the calf feels fine through that then all should be good.
I've got another pair of shoes that I'm never going to use so I want to give them away like I've done with a couple other pairs in the past several months. They are Inov8 Mudroc 290. I have worn them on exactly 2 runs so they are pretty much in new condition. They are just too narrow for my foot. They are a size 10.5 but I think they run about a half size small so they really fit more like a 10. And as I said they are quite narrow.
I'm going to do this one a bit different though. Rather than just giving them to the first person to email me for the cost of shipping I'm going to raffle these ones off instead. For $5 you'll get a chance at the shoes. Larger amounts in multiples of $5 will give you one more chance to win per $5 increment. The La Sportivas I gave away last month seemed to generate about a dozen or so people interested in them. This time around I would suspect no more than that so your odds will be pretty decent of winning them, especially if you send me a couple hundred bucks :) Doing it this way will give someone the chance to have "free" shoes for half of the actual shipping cost and I might even be able to recoup a good portion of the money I spent on them in the first place. Click here to go to a paypal page where you can get in the raffle. I'll do the drawing next Saturday (Feb. 14th) evening.
New Subject. What's wrong with this picture? (I call it, "PR gone wrong"):
Moving On. The weather here has been horrible. It has either been raining or snowing for about two weeks straight and today a huge avalanche buried the road directly on the other side of the channel from our house. Those who live out that road (which is a dead end road) are pretty much stuck at home for however long it takes to clear the snow. Sucks really bad for those who live out that road but were in town when it happens. Not being able to leave your house for a couple days is bad enough, but not being able to go to your house for a couple days would be much worse.
This weekend is the Rocky Raccoon 100 mile race. I can't find any live updates but hopefully sometime tomorrow some results will start to be available. Andy Jones-Wilkins and Jamie Donaldson have great shots at being the male and female winners. Check out their blogs (linked in my sidebar) in the next few days to read about their races.
Several years ago I had a VW Jetta that I drove until it had 313,000 miles on it. I now have a Honda Civic that has 313,000 miles on it. Funny thing is that I don't think it's going to make it to 314,000. It pretty much has no brakes now and I really don't plan to put any money into such an old car when I don't even drive more than once or twice a week anyway. When I do need a car for something I can easily use jill's car or ride the bus. I think I'll put my car in the paper tomorrow for $50... or maybe I could raffle it off, although it's not worth as much as the shoes so I might not get any takers on the $5 raffle ticket.
That's all. Hope you're all having a nice weekend.