2018 week forty six

Book Stuff Read:
The Capilano Review — Issue 3.36 — Fall 2018

Kilometres Ran:
week forty six: 40.0

To date: 2,257 KM

Another week of avoiding the book I’m currently reading for treats that managed to find their way through my mail slot in spite of the ongoing Canada Post rotating strike action (solidarity with CP workers, btw). And it seems that after over 45 years the editorial staff has finally broken down and done the dreaded summary of contents all over the cover image. It brings back memories of being managing editor meeting with Mr. Appropriation Prize Hal Niedzviecki who advocated contents-on-the-cover and haha no never. Not never, it seems, alas. But inside the Kim Goldberg poem is excellent, as is Danielle LaFrance and the Fred Wah / Rita Wong collaboration. Also pretty great is Colin Browne’s conversation with Ester Shalev-Gerz about her 24,000 concrete paver block installation The Shadow at the University of B.C. So in spite of the new cover art direction it’s a really great issue from new editor Fenn Stewart. So obviously it’s still in good hands. So here’s the shameless plug, as past managing editor and current and soon to be ongoing donor you should subscribe or consider a tax-deductible donation.

It’s the twilight run time of year.

Knee is beginning to finally feel better though it not quite better yet. I gave taping another try but it didn’t help much at all, but I’ve run twice in the Bracelayer compression tights that I picked up at the Victoria Marathon expo and I really like them and now wish that I had picked up a couple pairs at the price they were at the expo. Anyway, this was a good week and I had some fun mixing in sprints with my runs and I’m really looking forward to racing the Moustache Miler 5 KM coming up on this Saturday, November 24. I’ve supported a lot of fundraising runs in the past but this is the first time that I have attempted fundraising myself. The event supports the Movember Foundation, which seems like a worthwhile cause. So if perhaps you want to support me support them and get a tax receipt to boot, follow this link to my donation page. And next week I’ll let you know how it goes.