It's Friday, so time to get on with the Leftovers.
1. Resolutions :: New Year's
2. Page :: Arizona
3. Narrow :: Minded
4. Refuse :: To Lose
5. Fountain :: Valley
6. Grunt :: Army
7. Construct :: Build
8. Nightmare :: Long
9. Inch :: Nine
10. Instant :: Replay
Ha. Page, Arizona, is where Mrs. LB's family has been going to for years, for vacation. It's near Lake Powell. Remember this run, and the Glen Canyon Dam I ran across? That was in Page, Ariz. Number 8 is a song off Metallica's latest CD, All Nightmare Long, and I'm not much of a Nine Inch Nails fan, actually I don't like them at all, but that's what came to mind for number nine.
Okay, so I thought I might have had an out. When I wrote about how I fell during a freshman girls soccer game earlier this week, blog buddy Amanda commented about how it might have been due to an earthquake. We've been having a steady stream of temblors here in Cali, and I thought just for kicks I'd go check it out. See, I have this totally awesome link that tracks all seismic activity in California and the area.
So I saw this entry. Keep in mind, my game was on Monday (Jan. 11) afternoon.
3.2 2010/01/11 15:33:52 33.966N 116.877W 10.8 4 km ( 3 mi) NNE of Banning, CA
My game was roughly 30 miles west of Banning, so I did some quick calculations and thought I was off the hook. I figured Amanda was right, that a 'quake had caused me to fall. But alas, the temblor struck at 3:33, and since my game started at 3:15 and I fell towards the end of the first half, it was probably closer to 4 than 3:30. Oh well. No such luck for me.
Anyway, here's the link to the site. If 'quakes scare you, then you may not want to move to SoCal.
Of course, I can't help but think of what's going on down in the Caribbean with the massive earthquake that struck there. Since we do live in 'quake central, I often worry about such a massive earthquake striking us here. I used to hear in school all the time how "The Big One" was coming, how we had to prepare for a big shaker. Not like a 5.5 or 6.5 earthquake but something north of 7.0, which would indeed be quite large. But it hasn't happened, and hopefully it won't anytime soon.
But if I spend too much time on that link (and I usually check it out once a day at least), I start to get worried. Truth be told, I only started worrying about earthquakes when I became a dad. Before I had children, I didn't think much of them. But now, I get tense when I think I feel the ground moving.
So, anyway, there are lots of earthquakes every day in California. Dozens of them. For Wednesday alone, there were 82 earthquakes (I counted) ranging from a 0.2 (which you probably wouldn't feel even if the epicenter was across the street) to a 3.3 (a decent-sized earthquake). That one was in Ferndale, which I don't even know where it is (quick Google Maps search says that's way up in Northern California, closer to Oregon than San Francisco). There are some really remote places that show up on there. Something called The Geysers comes up a lot, so you may not want to move to The Geysers unless you like to feel the ground move.
So I wore The Garmin during my junior varsity girls soccer game on Thursday. Turns out, I run a lot during games. The Garmin had me down for 3.95 miles! Wow. Now, JV games I do by myself so I tend to run more than I do during a varsity game, when I work with a partner. But still, that's a lot of running around.
I wonder if that counts as cross training. I hate cross training but I know I have to get back into it at some point.
Oh well. I logged the mileage for that game down as mileage for the week. Hey, I tracked it, right? So I get to count it, right?
In case you missed it, blog buddy Christy ran her first marathon on Sunday. She rocked the socks off Disney World, and she is a bona fide marathoner now. Congratulations.
Check out her race recap here.
One cool thing about her race that isn't part of mine is that you were able to track runners. I signed up for alerts, and when I woke up Sunday morning she'd just crossed the halfway point. I got an update right before I had to leave the phone in the car as I had just pulled up for my own run with the Lopers. It was at 20 miles, and I think she was at around 3:30 or 3:40 in regards to her time.
Some of the bigger races have such updates, which you receive by text or email. Surf City does not, however. Oh well.
LB's Song of the Week
Back after a brief hiatus (ha! you thought you were done suffering through this!) my weekly nod to children's music.
This song has made it onto my Surf City playlist, for obvious reasons.
I'm not a big fan of The Roots necessarily, though I have seen them in concert three or four times I believe. Each time, though, they were part of the opening acts for Rage Against The Machine, and they were enjoyable. Definitely better than the Wu-Tang Clan, who I've suffered through on more than one occasion. Not sure if The Roots play this song now (it's sorta new) in their shows... I'm guessing not.
One thing... if you're not familiar with the show Yo Gabba Gabba! pay no mind to the strange looking characters. We are big fans of the show so we enjoy them, but they do look a bit odd to some people... and when I say "we" I mean the girls and I - Mrs. LB? NOT a fan.