I’d planned to get up early and get a few miles in.

The sinister, clandestine second plan was to hit snooze enough times to make it impossible to get a run in before work.

To my surprise, I ended up going with the first plan after some grumbling and a half cup of coffee.

It was nice. However, there is a side-effect to running without music. While it does help train your mind, random thoughts and earworms come and go at their leisure.

That last sentence is funnier if you heard “leisure” in a British accent.

Here’s how it played out this morning:

It’s a humid but not too hot. It’s going to get hot later. Should I got east or west? East is boring, but I’ve been west SO many times. East is a little sketchy. West. I’ll go west.
I feel good. Oh no – a gaggle of guys coming off the blue line on their way to various job sites. No cat calls! Yay! Should I have gotten a cat call? What’s their problem? I didn’t even get to shout something clever back at them.


She keeps her Moet et Chandon
In her pretty cabinet
“Let them eat cake”, she says
Just like Marie Antoinette….

She’s a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatin
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime…

I wish I new the lyrics to that song better.

Don’t stop, make it pop
DJ, blow my speakers up
Tonight, I’m-a fight
Till we see the sunlight
Tick-tock on the clock
But the party don’t stop, no…

I should bring some music next time. I love weather like this, it feels good on my skin. I’m glad I got up. And, oh! Lilacs. I love running by lilacs!

Tuca.. . and Bertie..
Tuca.. . Bertie!
Bertie and Tuca, Tuca and Bertie!
uh ehh ehh ehh ehh ehh….

Summer school must be starting, There are too many kids walking through campus.
Oh, hon. Your ripped jeans may be a TAD too tight. They look like they’re hurting you and I feel bad. Also, there are too many of you spread across the sidewalk!

She’s a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatin
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime…

This is going pretty well. Keep a steady pace. It’s ok. Ooh! More lilacs! Will they be here through the summer or are they spring flowers?

Don’t stop me now, I’m having such a good time
I’m having a ball
Don’t stop me now
If you wanna have a good time (wooh)….

Oh, no! Lost pet flier! Birds. Two lost parrots, maybe lovebirds. They’re orange. How can I help find two lost little birds? I’ll keep my eyes open. I hope they don’t get eaten by a cat. What are they going to do in the winter if they’re not found?

She’s a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatin
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime…

That run wasn’t so bad. Nothing seems to be hurting. I should check my stats when I get upstairs.