I tried using Windows Live Writer (beta) and it posted to my LiveJournal account because I had never set up my WordPress blog. Then after setting my WP blog, WLW proceeded to crash on me. [Insert Microsoft Joke here]. Actually, in all honesty, I think it’s my hardware and what I put it through that caused said crash. So here’s the post:
I started my run today thinking that I wanted a change of course. But what would it be? I wanted to run a new route, and wander around a bit in my city. I thought perhaps, I would run around the Fort Sander’s area but that area requires a bunch of different street crossings and traffic concerns. So, as I crossed the Henley Street Bridge, I decided that I would take a hard left and see what I could find. I ended up rounding the west side of the Downtown YMCA and up to Summit Hill Drive. I turned on Walnut or Locust (I don’t remember) and cut through to Market Square. For being the crappy weather, there was a bunch of people out on the square…cool.
I cut over to Gay Street and headed down to around the Courthouse and then cut back to where I could hop back onto my normal Market Square Fab 4 Miler route. This way, I wouldn’t be to far out and could get back to shower and back to (BOOOO) work. Since I didn’t have any of the mile splits, I wasn’t sure where all the mile markers were, well, except for the 1st two.
7:58 for the first mile
8:13 for the last mile
The rest, I dunno… I ended up going 4.15 miles and got a new route. I might even try to expand out to the northern part of Knoxville… I should be exploring my city, not just running the same course day after day.
I have some concerns about my running next month. I’ll be in American Samoa (in the South Pacific) and will be there for about 18 days (including travel) and I won’t have the resources that I have here. Now, I do know that hotel that I will be staying at has a treadmill… well, that’s fine for 3-4 miles, but I don’t think that I could get the 7-10 that I want. The roads on American Samoa are not all that great. I’ll find a good map for you.
I looked back at my log from 2004 and I really didn’t do that bad for running while on the island. My longest run was 5.3 miles, which if I could get 10 miles once or twice, all might not be lost. Okay, I feel better… thank you blog for the free therapy.