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April 22, 2005

It's gonna be the future soon*

Another new running record to report: yesterday I ran 2.5 miles in a row, huzzah! I'm looking for my first 5K race to run. I had thought I'd do the Club Atletico Mexicano's Prospect Park race on May 8th, but I will be at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival that day!

There's a 5K in Queens on May 14th. That might be the one. I'm very excited to think about entering a road race. That is just not a thing I ever thought I would one day do!

On the downside, I have been feeling the assault of tree pollen. Every year it is horrible, and then a whole year goes by and I forget how horrible it was, and then BOOM! Allergies. At least I am only allergic to trees, and so the horror and misery should be brief.

*and I won't always be this way
when the things that make me weak and strange
get engineered away

[the chorus of a wonderful and catchy song, "The Future Soon," from Jonathan Coulton's recent EP, "Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow".]

Posted by Rose at April 22, 2005 04:24 PM


Hi Rose,
There's also the Mother's Day 5k on (appropriately enough) May 8 in Central Park. It was my first race last season. I'll be running it again this year, drop me a line if you go!

Posted by: Diana at April 27, 2005 02:59 PM

In case this helps you: I used to have terrible spring and fall hay fever (and we live in the deep country, so there's no escaping the pollen) until I started eating local honey every day based on something I read about it training your immune system to recognize local plants as "OK." I've done that for about 3-4 years, allergy reaction getting milder & milder, until this spring I have had basically NO hay fever! The closer the bees live to where you live, the better.

Posted by: Hilary at May 30, 2005 09:21 AM