November 29, 2008

Down Time

Haven't had much to say about running lately, so I haven't been keeping up with the blog. The last few weeks have been down time as far as running goes - only some short spurts (ie about 3 miles at a time) on the treadmill since Surf the Murph. The bursitis is improving, but still noticable. I also managed to catch a little bug that was going around, so I've been a slug lately.

Been busy watching the current space shuttle mission (STS-126), which is coming to a close after 2+ weeks. Never get sick of looking at the pictures of Earth from space. I could post lots of stuff about the mission, but...this is a trail running blog ;)

Photo courtesy of NASA

Also been loading up the Ipod with some tunes to get through running on the hamster wheel over the winter. Some of my recent additions:

Cities Sampler - Vol 20. Awesome 2 disc acoustic set that typically sells out within minutes the day it goes on sale.
Tom Morello aka The Nightwatchman - Fabled City. Rage Against the Machine guitarist who displays his more acoustic side as The Nightwatchman.
My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges.
The Verve - Forth. A Storm In Heaven is still my favorite disc of theirs, but this one is pretty good too.
Ray Lamontagne - Gossip In the Grain. I like his first disc Trouble the best, but this is also a great listen.
Amos Lee - Last Days at the Lodge.
Coldplay - Viva LaVida.
Joe Henry (yeah, he's Madonna's cousin) - Trampoline.

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving!


Londell said...

OK, I see we have little in common with music? I did not recognize a single one of these? Although, I love music and glad you provided links... Will look at them to expand my opions.

Hope all is well and happy holidays!

SteveQ said...

I recognized ALL the music (Ray LaMontagne's a recent discovery - good stuff). Have you seen the website that tracks the missing toolbag's orbit around Earth?

Karen G said...

I got my cities sampler vol 20!! I got to Target at 5:30AM to wait in line- those who got in line only 45minutes before the store opening at the Wet St Paul Target were not early enough. I ended up tradeing one of my tickets to get a copy for an original vol 19- which I missed getting last year!!