Uncharacteristically, overslept till 8:15 🙁 Almost by three hours! I guess I was tired and needed the sleep. Drinking a few glasses of wine more than usual with Raj the previous night helped 🙂 🙂 Since I missed the normal window of running before the family woke up, I had to wait till I had take my daughter to her classes.
The sun was up, it was cool and there was some breeze. That was not the problem. The problem was that the roads had filled up with cars already (like they are supposed to 🙂 ) – leaving me with no option but to get off the asphalt and run on the sidewalks.
10K of concrete run. That hurt 🙁 Took almost an hour to finish. A heavy lunch later, I am ready to start snoring! Wait, time to take the other daughter for her classes now 🙂
So there I was running on Alpharetta roads on a nice cool dark October morning – and out of nowhere suddenly it started raining! Well, strictly speaking, it was out of the overcast skies, but my point is I got totally drenched 🙂 Speeded up and in about six minutes found a shelter – just in time for the rains to stop!! Arghhh! I don’t think that extra hot Starbucks coffee will stop me from sneezing and coughing all day long 🙂 It was a nice run all the same…
One more cool crisp morning. Quick 5K run at 9 minute/mile pace in Atlantic Station – Georgia Tech area. Funny moment of this morning: as I came to the intersection of State Rd and whatever the cross street was, there was this black cat standing on one side of the road – looking at the other side. I am not saying it was purposefully waiting for the traffic light to turn green, but it did look like it was hesitating to cross the road.
Here is what I did – I crossed the road from the other side 🙂
Guess who is going to have bad luck today? 🙂
Tables totally turned on the proverbial – and in this case, a particular midtown black cat!! 🙂 🙂
It is Thursday evening and I did not travel this week. But I had a long long day. So, it counts as travel. And thereforre, here goes the next puzzle (variation of the standard tiger, goat, pile of grass and a man crossing the river):
3 missionaries and 3 cannibals are trying to cross a river filled with piranhas. The boat can take max 2 of them at a time. But if the cannibals outnumber the missionaries at any point of time, they will eat them up. How can they cross safely?
Or at least the windbreaker and ear protection was on. It was cold and dark this morning. Fortunately, it will warm up from now on. A quick 5K run in the Atlantic Station area. Nothing particularly interesting to report back other than two barking dogs. (I think they were barking at each other and not me – unfortunately, I do not do dogspeak 🙂 ). Now I can go back to sleep 🙂
So, Nikita came back home from her dancing lesson, extremely excited. She ran upstairs fast, hunted me down and loudly started explaining how her mom had nearly lost her iPad. In gory detail, she told me how mom borrowed her iPad to keep herself busy when she was dancing but left it when she was helping her with the ghungroos at the end of the dance lesson. Anyways, ten minutes of panic (after they realized it in the car) later, they found out that the teacher had seen it and safely locked it up. And she was nice enough to come back, reopen the class and hand the ipad back over to Nikita.
After the carefully detailed explanation that were interspersed with numerous “She nearly lost my iPad”, Nikita looked at me expectantly. I coolly asked her “So, what did you learn from this episode?”. Her face went red – she was livid. She was expecting that her mom should be in trouble.
Finally, she got a hold of herself and said “Never to trust mommy with my stuff” and stormed off.
Came back in 10 seconds and finished her sentiment. “… or you with fairness”.
If she was not mad already, I would have laughed my head off 🙂
Amitesh and I celebrated his big half century today with a 27 minute 5K run. We missed the other leg of the stool – Samaresh. It was really cool – mid 50s and light breeze. Made it easy for a fast run. Now, all I need to do is run like him when I am 50 years old!!
The Starbucks coffee followed with the usual discussion of the Falcons and the hapless Saints (not to speak of the LSU team 🙂 )
Here is to another half century of running with Amitesh…