The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors

I finished my run in the monster wind, so yay! My basic approach to running is to introduce as little weirdness as possible (in terms of breathing or stride), and to avoid prolonged tailwinds because I tend to overheat. I'm really picky about that last part, probably to the point of obsession. By "prolonged," I mean that my maximum tolerance is about 5 minutes of tailwind (only about 5/10ths or 6/10ths of a mile, depending on how fast I'm running). My whole neighborhood route is set up to catch crosswinds and keep the tailwind areas brief. Today's wind was strong enough (and swirled around a lot) that even the tailwind provided cooling over the shoulders.

For those of you who know that I do fancy birthday cakes for the kids (they're under my "cakes" tag), I got a phone call last night from the Dad of one of Christopher's friends who wanted the recipe for last year's Pinball Cake. Well, that's this cake, and it doesn't involve a recipe so much as parts and assembly instructions. :0 Which I emailed him, along with a picture.

HSH said he wished he could be there when the Dad got the email, just to see if smoke came out of the guy's ears. ;)

Tags: me, my_kids, running

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