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My take on the chrome chairs. I didn't go so far as to roll on the ground.
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I promised myself no gym today. Slept in until 7. No running this afternoon either as I'm still pretty tired, not sore which is surprising. However, walking up stairs tires my legs pretty quickly. Generally believe thats a sign to chill for a day. Any way, after yesterday's mediocre performance, a rest will be nice.

I want to be excited for the debates tonight but I fear it'll rehash the same content from the previous two. I'd like some dramatic idiocy or heartening speaking but I doubt either will do either. Unfortunate. Also that the candidates don't abandon their stumps much is sad. Maybe they'll have more specifics since they've had more time to flesh out plans, especially with the economy. Lord, don't let this debate be Economic Crisis, mark 3.

I'm far more excited for the Project Runway (Damn you, Kenley) finale tonight than the debate. :/ That's sad and potentially makes me a bad intelligent person. Or should that just be a stupid person?

I listened to a speech by William Jennings Bryant yesterday (link below the picture of Bryant). Man, I wish that happened more regularly. Though, he did lose the race ultimately. :/

Whoa..people actually run 100 mile marathons???

Current Mood: sleepy sleepy

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From: hello_momma Date: October 15th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm hoping McCain brings up the Ayers thing again for the hundredth time, just so Obama can finally tell him to shut the fuck up about it and then allude to all of his questionable associates (G Gordon Liddy, Iran contra, Oliver North, Haggee, the preacher from davenport who opened his appearance by slamming other religions, Keating, Palin), I'm hoping for Obama to point out that the only change McCain offers is to his campaign slogans. I'm hoping Obama Will refute the rumor that he is a Muslim, but say that there is nothing wrong with Muslims and that they are not all terrorists. I'm hoping that McCain will have a meltdown and start screaming about "gooks" again, since nobody seems to bring that one up anymore.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 15th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
A McCain meltdown would be glorious. Unlikely unless he's really stressed. He's closing the gap in some states (HOW??) so he may be perky.
From: ex_hellocth126 Date: October 15th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought the debates were tomorrow night?
abmann From: abmann Date: October 15th, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope. Tonight, 9pm eastern.
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: October 15th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
You've never heard of supermarathons? Those people are crazy.

I am taking today off from the gym too. I did my first Body Pump class yesterday and it totally kicked my ass in the best kind of way. I am hella sore and hella excited to go do it again.

Obama bought a half hour of prime time right before the election in which to just explain his policies. I think it's awesome. Unlike you I am a good politics geek and am excited for the debate tonight, but that's just a difference in our political craziness. I'm a nut.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 15th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, in fact, I had no idea how long most marathons were. 26.2 miles is a funny distance.

I haven't been sore after any runs. I don't understand why that is. Well, after that first run I did, my calves were sore. But since then, no soreness the next day. Maybe running really is the best exercise for me. Which is frickin' crazy.

I was excited for the first two debates. When debate two was exactly the same as the previous debate, except now I was John McCain's friend, I was sad. So I'm concerned its just going to be more talking points. I'm still going to watch it, sure, but not likely as closely as the previous two.

From: (Anonymous) Date: October 15th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's 26.2 miles because of a Greek myth about a messenger running from the battle of Marathon to Athens. "The name marathon comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger. The legend states that he was sent from the town of Marathon to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated in the Battle of Marathon.[2] It is said that he ran the entire distance without stopping and burst into the assembly, exclaiming "Νενικήκαμεν" (Nenikékamen, 'We have won.') before collapsing and dying"

So yes, it's a funny distance, but that's because they didn't measure things in miles in ancient Greece. The Romans invented miles. : )

That's weird that you're not sore. Good! Makes you good for running.
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: October 15th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was me, btw.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 15th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I figured. Sneaky.

I found a sore spot in my right calf which I have subsequently stretched out. I had to bend my foot out and rotate it to the left in order to find it. But damn it, I found a sore spot. :)
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: October 15th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
If they could my quads would totally flip you off right now.
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: October 15th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I demand more cane-fights in my government.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 15th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Um.. go to Singapore?
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: October 15th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
If Cambodia and Thailand do actually go to war, I might well end up taking my vacation there. Perhaps I'll stop by parliament.
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