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Happy S-P Day (17 Mar 2006 at 16:54)
Happy S-P Day
Today is great. I am in such a good mood. The weather is beautiful and Allison and Cortney and I are going to do the Cleveland Half-Marathon in a few months so I went for a run, and had a bit of a Forrest Gump moment where I broke from my normal route (about 3 miles) and just kept going. This is a nice way to run on a nice weekday, as I discovered many neat Pittsburgh places I had never been before, and understand better how the various roads hook up now. I went through East Liberty and then saw a sign that said "Zoo" so I ran to the zoo. On the way I finally got to run on that cool banked track by the firemen practice building, the one they keep burning down to train firemen, which is also cool. Unfortunately there is one section of the blue belt that I had to walk during (marked above) because there was no sidewalk and it is pretty busy. Then I went along the river into Lawrenceville, which is a neat little section I had never really been to before, by the Brillobox (Pittsburgh's newest hipster venue) and back through Bloomfield.

Usually I run to try to see how fast I can do a particular route, or to see how far I can go—those are fun, but I plan on doing this kind of casual speed get-myself-lost-and-then-find-my-way-back run like once a week to help train for the race. I just gotta remember to bring a little bit of money next time so that I can stop for water and food if I need it, and maybe my ID so I can take the bus back if I get totally stranded or injured.

Tonight a St. Patrick's day party—kiss me, I'm Irish!—tomorrow a protest—my first; believe it!—Sunday poker with academic brother Derek—of "thesis is not optional" fame—who is visiting from Chicago.
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Karthik (eliserver.eliresearch.com) – 03.17.06 17:05:44
I'm going to a similar anti-war protest in Fayette-ville tomorrow (or as Jen refers to, Fayette-nam). Happy St. Protest Day!
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Sophia (c-24-218-58-208.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) – 03.17.06 19:55:54
Must be a national thing, cuz there's one that I'm going to in Boston tomorrow...
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Tom 7 (h-67-100-132-203.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 03.18.06 00:49:08
Well, it marks the anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, so it's a natural day to hold one. I'm not sure if they are all (or many) organized by the same people.
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