My Favorite 2x2 Mile Intervals

>> Sunday, October 31, 2021

Friday I was ready to try some speed. It had been 8 weeks since my last speed workout, and I only had one other fast workout before that one since May (when I injured my calf a little). I went out for my normal 2x2 mile intervals along the river.

Unlike 8 weeks ago, I WANTED to be fast here. After a 2:55 opening half mile, I wondered if I was going too hard. The 2nd half-mile split creeped above 3 minutes, but the rest stayed under:

2:55, 3:02, 2:52, 2:53 = 11:43.54

I eased up a little in the last 1/10 of a mile of that interval as I was working pretty hard! My second interval was a bit slower, which is a little unsual for me (which shows I had went out nicely in the first interval):

2:56, 3:00, 2:54, 2:56 = 11:48.05

After the workout, I posted this:

My brain doesn't work when I'm working hard.

I'm still feeling good today, so my legs are doing well! Back with maybe some Halloween photos shortly, and then a SOLID week-in-review! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!


Friday Funny 1996: Halloween Funnies

>> Friday, October 29, 2021

Here's a collection of funny Halloween-related funnies from

Have a fun and safe Halloween! As always, find more funny things on


Friday Funny 1995: Relationship Funnies

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Friday Funny 1994: Creepy Home Inspection Photos

Because Halloween is this weekend, I thought I'd share some creepy home inspection photos from Structure Tech (who also post the "year in review" inspection photos that I often share).

All the captions are theirs from the origial posts.

Bat guano city in this attic.

Bird stuck in the soffit.

Dead fish. How did it get under the stairs?

The obligatory and cliche skeletons in the closet.

Why are dead dolls so creepy? And what are you supposed to do with them?
You surely can’t throw them away. SO WHAT ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO DO?
Hide them in the attic. Yes, that will do.

It never seems to work out well for mice who find their way into electric panels.

I smell a rat.

Is this not the cutest skeleton ever?

Hey buddy, we see you.

Murder of crows.

The remains of a snake in a sub-slab duct. No, thank you.

This is the remains of a bat, found in a furnace return plenum.

Sewer Joe showing off. Thank you for all that you do, sir.

Several salamanders simultaneously swimming in a sump basket.

Someone tried sealing the intersection between the walkway and
the wall with a garter snake. Caulk would have worked better.

Dead rat in the toilet.

Maybe we ought to add ‘clean the dead bugs out your light fixtures’ to our fall maintenance checklist.

Here’s a dead porcupine that I found inside a garage in South Saint Paul.
I had no idea we had porcupines in the city until I found this carcass.

This is a gigantic nest at the end of an attic.

Creepy crawl space.

Fishnado? This fish was sitting in the backyard of an unoccupied house, no bodies of water nearby.

This one got stuck.

And perhaps one of the creepiest things we’ve seen this year, an old doll
floating face-down in a sump basket, covered in bugs. They all float down there...

SIDE NOTE: if you liked those, check out their "Best Home Inspection Photos" from 2020. In that post, there are links at the bottom to many previous years of inspection photos. I just love those.

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