I’m trying hard to beat the February doldrums with anything I can to shake it up. Yes, even shaving the beard. When I was younger and felt I needed to make a mental switch, I’d shave my head. Not exactly sure why I thought a physical change would help with a mental hurdle, but it did. Before I shaved the beard, I thought I would miss it or quickly realize that I’d made a huge mistake, but really it’s not that big a deal. I might put it back on come fall, but for now, I’m enjoying not having beard in my food or food in my beard.
Yesterday I planned on hitting the treadmill and bike at the gym, but unfortunately, ran out of time and was only able to run. I did manage to get in 8 miles, split between 4 miles of quarter mile intervals and 4 miles of an easier pace. One thing I love about the gym is that I can catch up on my Hulu queue. If the wife doesn’t particularly like a show, I toss it into my gym queue. I’m currently watching the new X-Files and 11.22.63 which I’m completely digging on. Without spoiling anything, the last few minutes of the second episode of 11.22.63 was so frantic that I unconsciously sped up my cadence and almost ran into the front of the treadmill.