Coronormal Day 122

Another grey morning, 15°, high pollen, high humidity, stiff and achey limbs, and my mile came in at 9:37. Morning Office, grocery trip, hot breakfast. Finished Nazianzen, worked on the sermon, and read The Difference Engine. We had a sweet chat with Thomas and his dad mid-afternoon, and that was the highlight of the day.…

Coronormal Day 121

I woke up stiff — my back threatened to develop spasms at a couple of points — so although the conditions for running were satisfactory, I decided not to time the run and simply to go slow and steady through the mile, which I then did. I felt limber by the time I finished, but…

Coronormal Day 120

Another grey, cool morning, 15° and high humidity, calm, and high pollen — but my pace just didn’t come together, and I ran to a 9:46 mile. Once again, the variation in my times puzzles me. Morning Office, fruit breakfast, correspondence, and I planned a bit of writing and research. But that plan came —…

Coronormal Day 119

This morning the conditions were fine: cloudy, 13°, medium pollen, high but not too high humidity. I wasn’t in good form, though, and the time was 9:25. The rest of the day was taken up with correspondence, with trying to make my word processor app work (it seems to have become hopelessly entangled in a…

New Normal 117

The weather was fine for this morning’s run, but I felt… well, I was stiff and slept late, my heart wasn’t in it, and I was tempted to not run at all. Instead I chose to take a deliberately slow, untimed run, so that I did keep up my mile-ing, but not at a demanding…

NN One Fifteen

Lovely clear morning weather, a chilly 5° with a light breeze, high pollen (my nose was streaming awkwardly), and my legs were not as limber as sometimes, but neither were they heavy or stiff. The mile came in at 9:24. A bit of early morning typographic research on the origins and functions of the tilde,…

New Normal 114

Chilly air, humid, high pollen, and a satisfactory time of 9:21. Morning Office, fruit breakfast, and I planned some work on the review of the book I just read, a look at my own book project, and a start on my essay about James and miracles. As it turned out, I did some work on…

New Normal 113

Another rainy morning, a chill in the humid air, but the rain was filtering out some of the pollen, and I worked my way back to a time of 9:39. Morning Office, fruit breakfast, and I finished reading the book I was working through. I spent the rest of the day working on my book…

New Normal 112

This morning dawned with heavy rain, 15° but low pollen, and I thought to bluster through the rain for a full run, but after about a half mile I changed my mind. Morning Office, grocery trip, hot breakfast… speaking of which, I do love breakfast, and when I reach the end of my portion (two…