Sunday, July 4, 2010

Another Year Older

Well another year has gone by and my odometer has clicked over once again. My mileage is now up to 37. How did that happen? It wasn't that long ago I was somewhere in the mid-20s!!!

Be that as it may, yesterday I said goodbye to 36 with a 15 mile run around a super steamy Austin. A steady stream of conversation made the miles go by really quickly, but it's funny how conversations tend to branch off at really unusual tangents. At one point we were running down Jefferson singing Bohemian Rhapsody!!!

After the run, and between world cup games and Tour de France coverage, I headed off to the library to change out my books. I picked up Nathaniel Philbrick's Mayflower and The Last Stand. I love history - I don't mean dry textbook lists of names and dates, but books that bring the past to life by fleshing out the characters and giving you a window into how life was lived at a particular time and place. I'd read good reviews of these books in the Statesman recently, so I have high hopes for them.

I also picked up a few DVDs of Midsomer Murders, a British "cozy" mystery series set in a fictional cluster of small villages. I used to love these shows which were full of quirky characters and witty plots. It'll be fun catching up with some of those characters.

Happy 4th of July folks.


Derek said...

Happy Birthday Mark, keep those miles a coming!

K said...

Enjoy your day to the fullest!

brendaontheRun said...

Happy birthday Mark!!