Friday, September 9, 2011

High Water

Somewhat of a lighter day on the schedule today. I couldn’t go swim this morning because that’s still a flood area. But if the levees continue to hold the water should recede by Monday and I can get back there. So I took my bike out for a little 20 minute easy ride just to spin the legs out after last nights run. It was also a good chance to assess the flood damage around me and see where I was gonna be able to ride. I didn’t have time for much more of a ride and honestly after running yesterday I really didn’t have the legs either.. But I did my usual commuting on my bike again today finally now that it has FINALLY stopped raining. It also gave me the opportunity to go out and ride on my lunch hour and do my workout then.  I did a 10 minute easy warmup on the bike and then 10 x 1 minute hill repeats.  Used the downhill as recovery. Kept it in the big ring the whole time. These always have a way of being tough even though they are only a minute. Then did an easy 20 minute cooldown to spin my legs out for the race tomorrow. According the event website we are still racing tomorrow! I was surprised to find that out but happy to hear it.  I plan on getting my bike cleaned up and ready to race tonight since it will be an early departure for the race tomorrow morning. Hopefully we will be racing tomorrow and they won’t have to cancel it last minute. It also appears that my half-marathon is going to happen on Sunday also. That is north of here and not affected by the river flooding so as long as the trail is passable I’m sure they will have the race. Only supposed to have scatter thunderstorms today and tomorrow instead of the constant days of rain we were having.
High water risin’—risin’ night and day
All the gold and silver are bein' stolen away
Big Joe Turner lookin’ east and west
From the dark room of his mind
He made it to Kansas City
Twelfth Street and Vine
Nothin' standing there
High water everywhere
High water risin’, the shacks are slidin’ down
Folks lose their possessions—folks are leaving town
Bertha Mason shook it—broke it
Then she hung it on a wall
Says, “You’re dancin’ with whom they tell you to
Or you don’t dance at all”
It’s tough out there
High water everywhere
I got a cravin’ love for blazing speed
Got a hopped-up Mustang Ford
Jump into the wagon, love, throw your panties on the board
I can write you poems, make a strong man lose his mind
I’m no pig without a wig
I hope you treat me kind
Things are breakin’ up out there
High water everywhere
High water risin’, six inches ’bove my head
Coffins droppin’ in the street
Like balloons made out of lead
Water pourin’ into Vicksburg, don’t know what I’m goin' to do
“Don’t reach out for me,” she said
“Can’t you see I’m drownin’ too?”
It’s rough out there
High water everywhere
Well, George Lewis told the Englishman, the Italian and the Jew
“You can’t open your mind, boys
To every conceivable point of view”
They got Charles Darwin trapped out there on Highway Five
Judge says to the High Sheriff,
“I want him dead or alive
Either one, I don’t care”
High water everywhere
The Cuckoo is a pretty bird, she warbles as she flies
I’m preachin’ the Word of God
I’m puttin’ out your eyes
I asked Fat Nancy for somethin' to eat, she said, “Take it off the shelf—
As great as you are a man
You’ll never be greater than yourself”
I told her I didn’t really care
High water everywhere
I’m gettin’ up in the morning—I believe I’ll dust my broom
Keeping away from the women
I’m givin’ ’em lots of room
Thunder rolling over Clarkesdale, everything is looking blue
I just can’t be happy, love
Unless you’re happy too
It’s bad out there
High water everywhere
 - Bob Dylan

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