6K completed. Dogs along the way given treats. Good tunes.
Concept 2 Holiday Challenge – Day 12
2×5000 meters in the books. I set a PR for what I’m calling the “old age era” on the 2nd 5000. Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano for listening pleasure.
90,000m to go.
6K completed by noon. Moderate temps and wind at my back for the return leg. Pendulum: Live at the Village Vanguard in my ears. Fantastic recording you probably missed. David Liebman – Randy Brecker – Richie Beirach – Frank Tusa – Al Foster.
Today’s 6K walk featured dead legs. Not promising considering I have a lot of rowing still to do this evening. One of the greatest big band albums ever recored helped my ears feel good. Toshiko Akioshi-Lew Tabackin – Tales of a Courtesan (Oirantan)
6k walk completed. Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band – Long Yellow Road. I had a nice view of Missouri River valley. I could see from downtown KC all the way to Kansas from the ridge at Park Hill South H.S.
6K walk today. Added an extra kilo by looping through the neighborhood that takes me behind the high school complex. Bud Shank and Bob Cooper for music. Love that west coast sound.
Walk completed. Brisk. Legs are good. Andrew Hill – Mosaic Select 16 for accompaniment.
Great 5k walk today. Finished by 1pm. Nice conversation with one of the street construction foremen before I set out. The great Tony Williams in my earbuds.
Finished my walk. Nice in the mild temps. Music was one track of Curtis Amy – Mosaic Select Number 7 because my earbud batteries died straight off.
Just as last night’s walk in St. Louis (O’Fallon,) was cold, dark, and rainy, such was tonight’s in Kansas City. I finished as the lightning began.
My right knee folded up as I approached my house but it is not a problem as I will simply unfold it again.
Late evening walk by streetlight. Esbjörn Svensson Trio – From Gagarin’s Point of View
5K done. Checked out King Princess – Cheap Queen for the first time. Loved it.
Actually overdressed for my 5K. Beautiful out as the sun went down.
The Temptations – Anthology (1995)
Good 5K. Mild temps. Half in the light, half in the dark.
John Handy – Mosaic Select for accompaniment.
I could feel snow flakes or ice crystals on my face during my walk tonight. I couldn’t see them but it felt nice.
Pat Metheny Unity Group – Kin (↔︎)
I listened to Tumbleweed Connection again. How many times now? At least in the hundreds.
Come Down in Time may be the most emotionally evocative and compositionally perfect song Elton John and Bernie Taupin ever created together.
In the era … the rest “Two songs, fifty years.”
5K finished late.
Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection
Got this link from The Hammock Papers. An incredible performance.
5K. I gotta say I was enjoying these walks a lot more when I didn’t think the weather was trying to purge me with cryo.
Mongo Santamaria – Live at Jazz Alley kept my ear holes warm at least.
First real snow of the season began around 7:30am. Temps in low 20s. Took care of work correspondence. Green tea and Art Ensemble of Chicago – We Are On the Edge.