Hail my running brothers and sisters! We're three full weeks into the New Year, and I've determined that my plan of more exercise and less eating is going less than stellar. It's not terrible either. As a matter of fact, my weight has firmly stayed exactly where I started. All right, technically I've dropped .6 of a pound, but that's not statistically relevant enough, at least for me. So the next step is the one that I'd been hoping to avoid, but now I have to admit the unavoidable. I have to keep a food journal. Ugh. I hate writing that stuff down and keeping up with calories. Double ugh. But if I want to really make this whole weight loss goal work, I need to take some responsibility for the things that I put into my body. What a pain. But you gotta do what you gotta do. After all, winners win. Losers make excuses. Besides if it was easy, everyone would do it. Time to give 110%. Whew. I think that's all the trite cliches that I have left. Now for the hard numbers: 4.02 miles at 8:08/mile. It was a speed day, so I did a fartlek down to Church Street. Of course, I was wearing new shoes and now I have a ridiculous blister on my foot. Oh well. Geek tip: The Green Lantern family of books and the Blackest Night mini-series is one of the best series I've read in a long time. The whole zombie chic is a bit played out, but Geoff Johns has managed to make this zombie story viable. Okay kids, have fun and run hard!