Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Cast Your Ballot!

Civic duty: Time to exercise, folks. Not your body, this time - but your right to vote! Have you voted yet? Take advantage of this privilege that we so often take for granted. I voted at 6:30 a.m., and it was heartening to see a steady stream of people walking into our local polling place - an elementary school - at that early hour.

Back to your regular programming: I agree with Gandaman in his comment in my previous post that running is tougher on the body and the mind. Unlike cycling, you can't coast when you run. Nor can you take advantage of high-tech carbon frames that help your speed.

"It's just you and the pavement," he stated. Well said.

Speaking of pain: I went for my first run post-Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday. 8 miles. Easy, right? The first three were. But the last five - on a course that included a couple of hills - made my legs and even arms sore. Note to self: Schedule massage ...


  1. I voted early this morning too. There was a pretty good crowd for it being mid-term elections. I was the youngest voting though....that doesn't say much.

    I agree on running vs. biking. I used to be a big cyclist...there is no comparison.

  2. You seem to find the hills, or the hills find you, which is it? No wonder you're fast ...

    Ever heard about them high hills of Dallas? No wonder I'm slow ...

  3. Thanks for the shout, Bex. Whether you like it or not, you're now a part of my daily blog perusal. With permission, I'll add you to my blogroll.

  4. damn straight! what you said. jon wrote an entire post on bikers vs runners on completerunning.com .

    weird how things hurt after a marathon.