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Wet conditions mean back to the gym

The female DG is trying to think half full in regards to ‘going to the gym’ as an option when the local community is preparing to create a new Ark for Noah and all the animals. But even though it was raining oh-so-hard this morning and she got an atmospheric photo for InMenlo (of course, the male DG bettered her), she still prefers jogging outdoors at dawn. The hope is dry enough conditions to check out Lake Lagunita tomorrow morning (before her six month check up with Oloff).

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All the news is embargoed

A thousand years ago (or something like that) when the female DG was the lowliest person on the financial news desk at the Los Angeles Times, a “flack” (that was the word newsmen – yes, she means men – would use for PR people) would personally bring by a press release that was “embargoed.” That meant the news organization couldn’t use the story until the release date. In the real-time world of 2010 this undoubtedly sounds like a quaint custom. But like the sexual appetites of major politicians and sports stars, it was adhered to. A major newspaper, radio or TV station never “broke” an embargo. So that’s the old-fashioned mandate she’s thrown down on the male DG for some great photo shoots he’s done in the past two days for InMenlo. One will go live tomorrow.

And for Achilles tendon recovery followers, the morning jogging continues to no ill effect. So keep hope alive!

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Back to reality with a morning Menlo jog

It’s only just starting to sink in that the female DG is actually jogging. Jogging as in waking up in the morning, pulling on her jogging clothes, and setting out, [almost] like she’s done for the past 25 years or so. This morning it was back to the streets of Menlo with wonderful thoughts of her adventures in Central Park. Temps were chilly by Bay Area standards but felt balmy – so much so that she shed gloves (lower left in photo) at the San Mateo Bike Bridge. Decisions loom – is she a Dawn Jogger again? She knows she’s not quite all the way back.

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Upping the the jogging five months post surgery

Did the five mile route across the Stanford campus (where the only other signs of life were a construction crew putting in columns in front of the new economic policy and research building – kind of a cool scene in early morning darkness). Jogged about half the time. No pain. A little post exercise ache. Those are the headlines five months post Achilles tendon surgery.

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Jogging gene kicks in 4 1/2 months post Achilles tendon surgery

For the first time since she doesn’t remember when, the female DG (egad, she almost typed Dawn Jogger!) completed what had long been the Monday morning route –  home across the Stanford campus, turning east just past the mall, north by the mausoleum and back home crossing the San Mateo bike bridge and up Bay Laurel. It’s a route that’s more than four miles but less than five. She did it alternately fast walking and short periods of jogging. There’s no pain when she’s doing it; the ankle feels a bit cranky for the rest of the day. Not “it hurts” cranky, just barking a bit as a reminder. She needs to find out what this means. (Heidi had to cancel this weekend; she needs to call Heidi). A weird sign of joy – there were a couple of pretty sunrise scenes but she was never in the right position to get the shot. Maybe tomorrow at the lake.

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Off the walking wagon again – jogging is too good

Well, it’s not like the female DG has fallen completely off the ‘take it easy’ wagon and she still is eager for Heidi’s opinion tomorrow, but this morning’s outing featured the longest stretch of jogging yet – from the San Mateo bike bridge to the Oak Creek apartments. She met up with Dawn Patrol member Judy and they both confessed that no other form of of exercise quite does it like jogging does – at least for them. She’s also getting into the dawn rhythm of having something catch her eye to photograph. This morning it was detail of a wreath that was adorning the gates into Allied Arts. A soggy weekend may push her back into the gym.

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