December 27, 2008

Thanks to the holidays, I was able to get a couple of good 10 mile runs in this week. Today being my designated “long” day, my plan was to stretch it out a bit more and do 14 or so. It was not to be. My legs were dead from the start, and got worse from there.

The one bright spot of the run was when I passed a homeless guy who was ambling down the street in my direction. We exchanged greetings, and as I passed, he added “I like your enthusiasm.”

Enthusiastic I was not, but it’s all relative, I suppose.


Squinting for the Fence

December 11, 2008

Apart from a brief flirtation with the Republican Party in college (hey, the Wake Forest of the early 1980’s wasn’t exactly a bastion of liberalism, and Walter Mondale always reminded me of Mr. Rogers), I have always considered myself to be a moderate Democrat. Left-leaning, but sitting on the fence nevertheless. Reasonable, rational, thoughtful, even-keeled, willing to consider all options. Sure, I’ve nearly always voted a straight Democratic ticket, but that’s only because it’s been the reasonable, rational, thoughtful thing to do.

I guess that should have been a hint.

According to this quiz, I’m not only not sitting on the fence that separates liberals from conservatives, I’m nowhere near it. Maybe, if I squint, I can see the fence – way off in the hazy distance somewhere to the right of me.

Hi, I’m Wags, and I’m a Liberal.

Take the quiz. Know thyself. It might confirm what you already know. Or, if you’re like me, you might have your eyes opened just a bit.

Thanks to Democratic Central for the quiz.

Holiday Lake Confirmed

December 3, 2008

I sent in my registration for February’s Holiday Lake 50K a month ago, but my name hasn’t been showing up on the list of confirmed registrants. In my weaker moments I had been starting to think that maybe it was a sign that I wasn’t destined to run the race, thereby excusing my less than diligent training regimen.

Today my name showed up on the list.

I’ve got some work to do.