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Monday, November 03, 2008

Day Threeeeeeeeee

I'm slipping in just under the wire with this post! If it weren't for the daylight I'm currently saving, it would be tomorrow already.

Of daylight, I am a fan, which is why I am sad to be entering the zone of winter darkness. Tonight, I made my first after-dark trip to school--at 5:30 p.m.! I discovered my front light was no longer working, so I stopped at Freewheel on the Greenway to pick up a Frog. It's a very cool little light, but not as bright as I think it should be (it's much brighter, for example, when I'm pushing on the switch), so I'll probably swing back by the bike shop tomorrow to see what they can tell me.

I rode over to the East Bank to meet my friend Angela, who is in town this week for a training event. She reached me just as I was returning from a run,* so I jumped in the shower, biked over to her hotel, and then bussed with her downtown, where we had a lovely dinner at Cafe Brenda (though it seemed almost a shame to eat such fantastic food on such a ravenous appetite) and wandered around downtown and Mill Ruins park. It was a perfect evening; although her coworkers had been giving her a hard time about Minneapolis in November, it's hard to beat 69° at 10 p.m. this time of year, no matter where you are! I rode home in only a light sweater over a thin cotton top, sockless, and was plenty warm.

It was fun, as always, to show the city to someone who loved it and all my nerdy favorites, from the downtown library to the art deco post office. We're going to meet up again on Thursday for the MIA and Greek food. Have I mentioned that I LOVE VISITORS? And that it was 78
° today, in the city with the second-greatest number of theater seats per capita? Sometimes, I love this place.

*For the first time I can remember, over the past week I have struggled more with not running than with running! I ran six miles each on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, then nine on Sunday. This afternoon, my neighbor called to see if I wanted to do another six. I should have rested, after yesterday's long run, but I couldn't resist; I gave in after the briefest of hesitations. What has happened to me?


David said...

I hear you on the missing daylight. I don't get off work until five and I find the early darkness extremely depressing.

On a side note, I just received my Obama button yesterday.

Carissa J said...

That's a lot of mileage for one week! Cool!

strovska said...

yeah, the end of daylight savings time is always so depressing (and that's coming from a person who otherwise likes winter). i'd rather have daylight at the end of the day than the beginning, i think.

Voth said...

This has nothing to do with anything, but check it out. It's the best time killer ever...

CëRïSë said...

Wendy, I just followed that link, and at the moment the chair is empty; there's a message that says "Congratulations, Barack Obama"; and it plays the "Yes We Can" song. I'd seen the site before; it's so nice to know we don't have to worry about Palin as president any more!