Monday, March 9, 2009


Today is Monday of Spring Break.

I started the day at the YMCA.  D. took Is. to "Short Sports," where Coach Tina yelled out colors and then everyone ran to the hula hoop of that color and put one foot inside the circle. The hula hoops were lying flat on the floor, like big Os:

O    O    O    O
    O    O    O  
O    O    O    O 

Meanwhile, I went to the fitness room and ran on the treadmill until I fell. You're probably thinking I ran 10 or 11 miles, was tired, stumbled from fatigue.  Not so.  And in case you are worried about me, I'm fine, although I later realized the skin-matter from the full length of my left shin must still be pasted to the conveyor belt.  That, or some poor soul fresh off a jog has it stuck to the soles of their tennis shoes at this very moment.

I don't even like running.

Tomorrow, it will be Tuesday of Spring Break. Time to pack!

Because later this week I will jet to San Francisco for the annual CCCC convention, making it the second consecutive "break" I'll spend at a conference in SF. I'm counting on a powerful wave of enthusiasm to sweep over me, oh, sometime late Wednesday.

Bookmark and Share Posted by at March 9, 2009 9:00 PM to Unspecified

i miss that video. thanks for bringing it back from the past. sorry to hear of your leg, but what doesn't kill us makes us cry in frustrating agony and pain, right? Hope that didn't happen to you. . . .

Posted by: robert at March 9, 2009 9:17 PM

I like the video, too. Nah, the spill was not shriek-inducing. More of an out-of-body, "Whoa, what the hell?" A good scrape to show for it, and probably the 30 onlookers were startled. Reminded me I would do well to spend a whole lot less time on the treadmill.

Posted by: Derek at March 9, 2009 9:27 PM

You've provided me some good tension here: 1) a reason to NOT hate treadmills (what a cool video) and 2) yet ANOTHER reason to hate treadmills (ouch!).

Posted by: madeline at March 10, 2009 9:31 AM

I like the video - I think I will try that at the gym tomorrow. Everyone will be impressed. Hope your leg is healing and you enjoy your trip to SF.

Posted by: Lin at March 10, 2009 10:03 AM

I hope you jumped up, threw your arms over your head, and yelled "Superstar!"

Posted by: Steven D. Krause at March 10, 2009 4:53 PM

I thought about it, Steve, then decided I'd already attracted more than my share of unwanted attention.

And on top of it all, I managed to score a bona fide sprained ankle in a pick-up basketball game last night, just in time for hoofing it all around SF for the Cs. Perhaps it's time I give up more than the tread mill.

Posted by: Derek at March 11, 2009 8:56 AM

Ouch. And SF is not exactly a town for the hobbled....

Posted by: Steven D. Krause at March 11, 2009 1:30 PM

Indeed. But somehow the hills don't seem as steep as when I was here for MLA just a couple of months ago. Other than giving my talk, there's nothing to keep me from propping my leg and watching Bravo for hours and hours. Nice to have that as an option.

Posted by: Derek at March 12, 2009 11:07 AM