Chiefs rebound to beat the Kernels 5-2.

Last night was the tonic I needed. The game lasted 3 hours, but was so much fun that I lost track of time.

Yes, it started off poorly (solo home run for the Kernels) and they lead 2-0 after 2. But this time the Chiefs came back. It was 2-1 in the bottom of the 6’th when the Chiefs loaded the bases. One run was walked in (by a reliever) and then a Chief got a bases clearing stand up double down the left field line to extend the lead to 5-2, where it stayed. The same player also robbed the Kernels of an extra bases hit by catching a fly ball just before it could hit the right field wall.

As usual, it wasn’t a big crowd (weeknights usually aren’t).

There is some debate as to whether or not the game itself is the big attraction. I’d say at the fans at the less popular time games are mostly baseball fans; Friday, Saturday and possibly Sunday attracts fans who just like the promotions or outings.

Some politics

Now major league baseball fans are slightly right of center.

(from the above reference)

But this makes this incident somewhat head scratching: at a Fresno Grizzly game (AAA) they played a “enemies of freedom” video between the doubleheader games..and listed Rep. Ocasio-Cortez as one of the enemies!

Oddly, I don’t see her praising Kim Jong Un or Putin…the way that President Trump does…

Too much nostalgia for the past

Workout notes: not much today; I slept in due to last night’s Chiefs game (a 5-2 win)
Track: 4 miles: 40:58: 10:50, 10:17, 10:02, 9:47 (lane 2, BU track) then 35 minutes of yoga.

Yoga: I can’t get into headstand with straight legs; that is something to work on. Forget arm pressure pose for now. Crow: too low; need to work on rounding the back and getting the butt higher.

And so..I am doing a mini taper for an upcoming half-marathon; the weather is supposed to be good for it. excuses. My personal formula of “half marathon time = 5K time times 4.6” projects 2:06 are thereabouts. We shall see. I’d be delighted with sub 2:10 and reasonably happy with 2:15 or faster.

So, my nostalgia:

No matter how poorly I do (or how well), I won’t set a PB and I probably won’t set a PW. I was searching through old photos and here I am, starting in 1982, and going through 2018; each photo is 9 years apart.
My weights: 195, 320, 188, 188,195 My times to do, say, a 2 mile (3.2 km): 12:00, 36:00, 13:00, 15:20, 17:30. This is about 19, 55, 20:30, 24:00, 27:40 for the 5K respectively.

If there is a moral here: yes, things can improve. And they can go downhill VERY quickly. I went from someone who ran a sub 40 minute 10K (in the red) to someone who couldn’t jog ONE LAP around a standard track. That was humiliating. But then I worked myself back to a 41:30 10K…and that gradually increased to, well…let’s say that sub 1 hour is hard for me now.