What I need to be doing instead this weekend is putting away the Christmas Lights, and finding out what survived last Friday's windstorm. :0 I didn't unplug them as I should have, and now a good half of them can't be plugged into the garage outlet without setting off the thingy that tells you the power is overloaded! Will have to plug in individually elsewhere and see what's still alive. *cries again*
Running tips: Reading Runner's World the other day, I came across an article on temperatures for running. Apparently the best range is 36-52F. And I thought it was just me! Winter is my best running time because it's cooler-- the women in my family overheat liek whoa. Also found this: One hint for improving your speed is to minimize the amount of time your feet are in contact with the ground. Now, this is a novel idea to me. I'm a fast jogger but a slow runner, and I've never been good at sprinting. This says to pull your feet up quickly into the next step, which ought to help you turn it over faster. Might be interesting to experiment with sprinting before/after and see how well it works. Of course, I'd prefer to do it in the dark in a deserted area, because I don't like having an audience for that kind of thing.
Aerosmith: I got a Greatest Hits album for Xmas, and have been working through it. It has some songs I deeply love, like Dream On (I had a 45 from a jukebox for years, just for that song). Also Sweet Emotion, Walk This Way, and Last Child (thank you Guitar Hero II). BUT! There's this song I've heard at the gym several times, an overwrought spectacle of a thing that I always assumed was by some hair band. Imagine my horror when it showed up on Disc 1. NOOOOOOooo! Oh, the betrayal! The song is Angel, in case you haven't guessed it already. You're totally defriending me right now, aren't you? :0