:: Thursday, July 24, 2003 ::
I cut my evening run short tonight. Yesterday I went most of four miles around town, and about three the day before. Today, I was so sore and stiff that I cut it short after about 20 minutes. Maybe I shouldn't try to go three days in a row with such long distance.
The side benefit was where I stopped. I stopped in the cemetery in the middle of the University campus. There's a GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) plot there. My great-great-great grandfather's buried there somewhere. Probably in one of the spots with the illegible tombstones. I couldn't find his spot.
He fought in the American Civil War in the Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was in Sherman's army on the March to the Sea. His memoirs (in the Rare Book Room at the U of I library) tell a very colorful tale of his life from the mid-1840s to the end of the war in 1865. Maybe someday I'll find his grave site.
I won't get to run until after the weekend - I've got my little friend, the pager, all weekend once again.
:: Matt 7/24/2003 09:51:00 PM :: permalink ::