Sunday, September 28, 2014

Another Pleasant Sunday Runday

Whoo! Totally excited that I've upped my running game and hit the streets four since last Sunday. Maybe I've found my groove again? Shh ... don't want to jinx it.

I posted about my run last Sunday here. This day I took a different route and listened to different music but ended up running about the same distance.

It was a bit warmer than it's been, but nice for a run. Totally not windy (at least by Oklahoma standards) but there was a nice breeze cooling me down.

Here's today's playlist:
  1. The 11th Hour (Rancid)
  2. Berzerk (Eminem)
  3. Whatever (Godsmack)
  4. Smack My B**** Up (The Prodigy)
  5. Bloodclot (Rancid)
  6. Come Out and Play (The Offspring)
  7. California Babylon (Transplants)
  8. I Fought the Law (The Clash)
  9. Bleed it Out (Linkin Park) — played this one twice because of general awesomeness.
  10. Into Action (Tim Armstrong)
  11. Narayan (The Prodigy)
I'm not a great distance runner, and often I stop and walk for a stretch if I feel the need. Today when I stopped to walk I also took some pictures.

This is the one that struck me. Pour one out for the lost cassettes, those mix tapes of old. Sad to see them lying forsaken and forgotten on the road side. I didn't investigate closely enough to determine the genre of the music, but just their existence struck a chord with me. Maybe because I'm going to be posting another Mix Tape Shuffle (like this one from September and this one from August and this one from July) so mix tapes are on my mind. Or maybe it's because on my blog, October = ROCKtober and I get down with all kinds of musical goodness (and sketchiness, let's be fair) and I look forward to that.

This is my Oklahoma. Rural and suburban, the city just a hop away. (Can you see the Devon Tower peeking over the horizon just behind that cow on the left?) I love Sunday morning runs because the cows are usually in this pasture, and they eyeball me with such frank consideration, and I see that they think I'm a crazy human.


  1. Glad you're running, Mari - I bet it clears your head a bit! Love the rural scene, too. Just a little reminder that I need to get my walking legs ready because swim season is almost over!

    1. Thanks, Shel! It definitely clears my head like nothing else can, and I love when the weather makes it possible to indulge. Walking is just as good for mind-clearing! Love to take a walk in the evening just as the sun is setting. Totally different perspective in the neighborhood.

  2. I wish I lived just a bit closer to a rural area where I could walk/run! I don't feel safe to do walk in my neighborhood by myself, and dodging children and cars isn't my idea of a relaxing walk anyway. Love your pictures, and the old, forgotten tapes are rather sad.

  3. I wish I could run! I've tried and tried and tried. I did the couch to 5k for 30 days and just could never get past 30 seconds of a run. I am a bike rider (which I need to get back into....). That's crazy about those cassettes! Nice view you had of nature!

  4. One of the things I like about living in a suburb of Oklahoma City is that one minute I can be driving (or biking) down a busy city street and the next I'm passing fields of crops or pastures with grazing cattle!