The title is a reference to Ben Folds’ new album, but this is a running update. It just so happens that I’m in Illinois now on my way to Kansas. I’ve reached the 150 mile mark in my Melisa Memorial 570, north of Mill Shoals, IL. Both my run and Ben Folds’ new album refer to places in Illinois.
Mill Shoals, Illinois was once the home of a thriving barrel-making industry which depleted nearby virgin forests and turned to agriculture until 1939 when oil was discovered. By 1970, the oil was gone and Mill shoals returned to its agrarian roots.
So, Mill Shoals…not big on the sustainability of the environment. Just use it up til it’s gone. Must be Republicans.
My run yesterday went significantly well, although I had to run on the treadmill due to the pouring rain. Still, I covered almost 3 miles in my 32:00 on the treadmill which is very, very promising. I also lifted a few weights in the hopes of strengthening my legs.
In other news, I have not watched the debate yet. I do have it on TiVo though…so, I will be watching it soon. I was busy playing Mario Kart Wii with the Neighbors last night and was therefore preoccupied. Also, I may not be posting as much next week as we will be in Philadelphia for the week. But, you never know…so don’t just assume I won’t be saying anything. You know, the Interwebs go to Philadelphia too…or so I’ve been told.
See you in the funny papers!