Evening row done. 20 min, 2:06.8 pace. Painful.
Morning C2 done. 2:01.6 for 20 min. Listening to Chris Thile & Brad Meldau.
Evening walk completed. Cold and crisp but no wind like last night’s horror episode. Interesting listen tonight. Tierney Sutton – The Sting Variations.
2nd 20 min row on C2 completed. Hung in with a 2:01 pace. Listening to Newtone.
Painting work for a friend this afternoon.
1st 20 min row on C2 completed. Set a PR for the Old Age era. 1:58.9 500m pace.
Evening walk completed. Started peppy, ended frozen and miserable. But! I listened to Nate Smith – Kinfolk so it was worth it.
Completed to 20 minute Concept 2 rows today. Went pretty hard.
Reading Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport.
5k walk done. Nice temps. Cold, but not too. Delvon Lamar Organ Trio – Close But No Cigar for music.
Listening to the AnDré Mali Quartet live on KUVO FM Denver. Fantastic groove.
1st walk of a new streak. 5K in the early evening.
Jackie McLean – Jacknife for the ears.
I’m not a religious person, but Sunday does remain my day of rest. A good time to reflect and do some of the light chores that don’t require my full mental focus.
My music collection contains around thirty versions of Duke Ellington’s beautiful Come Sunday. Letting that list play as I do some housekeeping.
Alphabetically by artist, it starts with Abbey Lincoln and concludes with Yusef Lateef. Somewhere in the middle Cleo Laine holds forth.
Here is the great Mahalia Jackson singing it with the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
I started today strong with good food and a good friend and then I started feeling slower and weaker as the day went on. Like something got in my bones.
No symptoms just fatigue. So I did the only thing I really know how to do, which is move.
I headed out for my daily walk, but it’s already 8pm so it’s dark. I’m kind of slogging along listening to music.
Just as I’m walking around the pile of ‘decorative rubble’ that marks the halfway point at Parkville South H.S and Highway 9, Marvin Gaye sings,
“Don’t you know how sweet and wonderful life can be?”
You know how he does it. Damn.
It’s like having all the tired cells in your blood injected with honey.
Feeling better now.
Italian food for dinner with Miss Marilyn Jane this evening. Talking about which colleges hope to have her as a student.
Not sure what it says about me that I love this shoegazey music so much. Anyway, another daily walk in the books. This time with Tame Implala – Currents.
Doing more painting work for a friend. As I’m busy on the stairs to the second floor, I can hear the two men installing new vinyl on the kitchen floor conversing in Spanish. They seem focused and content in their work. One receives a call from his young daughter and he talks to her on speaker while he works. I can hear in her voice how happy she is to be talking to him. Delightful.
Walk is done. 161 straight days of walking at least 5 kilometers. Over 500 miles! And this absolutely gorgeous album. Bennie Green – Catwalk.
4 hours of painting work at a friend’s house today felt good. More tomorrow. It eases my mind.
Late night walk. 5K of chilliness. Trying to counteract a giant but delicious burrito from Kmacho’s Restaurant & Cantina.
On my way to watch the Kansas Jayhawks play roundball against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas with the lady Joy Wickliffe Root of Olathe.
C2 1x20min. 4788m. 2:05.3/500m. Pretty lame attempt tonight. Just couldn’t summon…that thing. Larry Young for support.
Got my walk in early. 5K as the sun came up. Sunny day today. Listened to some really awful music this morning. That happens sometimes.
2nd 40min row. 2:05.4/500m. Gonna feel 80 minutes in the morning for sure.
5K mid-day walk. Actually saw some other humans on the path today. We waved at each other.
40 min. row 2:04.8/500m.
Late night walk. 5K. Moon looked like a lemon slice in the west. Booker Ervin.
First workout/row of the year in the books! 40minutes/9523meters.
Cold, gray, 5K anyway. Makes 155 continuous days of meeting my Apple watch move goal. So…
For tonight’s walk I went back to Trane.
I have the box set of the Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings so I loaded that up.
This is the quartet expanded to include Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet. The combination of that sound with Coltrane’s soprano on the opening track is magic.
A 5K walk in cold air, snow flurries starting on the way back, and music recorded while my one year old self was lying in a crib a few miles to the north.
Listening to my good friend Jeff Brown’s album In From the Edge.
5K evening walk. Weather is amazing! 60s all day. Listening to Brand New Heavies. I’m really on a 90s acid jazz roll lately.
It’s been a while since I listened to all of this. Beautiful.
Christmas gifts with Eva and Marilyn. Some yummy treats and off home to try and finish the year well.
A 6K Christmas morning walk. I saw this.