Sunday, November 12, 2006

A Cleveland Weekend

A cold rainy Saturday. Perfect time for taper. No races, no long runs. With one week to go, just a couple lazy runs and a trip to the museum and the zoo.

On Saturday, a friend treated me to a guided tour of the Barcelona exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art. I cannot begin to describe the viewing, except that I'm more enlightened about the Catalan Renaissance during Spain's industrial revolution at the turn of the 19th century. After what seemed like a hundred oil paintings by Casas, Picasso, and Dali, my guide's focus turned to the architecture and woodwork of Antoni Gaudi.

Casa Mila

Sagrada Familia - Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece

Late Saturday, caught the first set of Carlos Jones and the PLUS Band before heading home early enough for a few hours of sleep.

Joined a couple Cleveland Tri Club peeps for about a 10 mile run at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Our metroparks rock. I love this path and wish to get to the zoo more often. A chilly, but clear 35F at 830a. After a few miles on the outside paths, we were the first ones to enter the gate when the Zoo opened at 9:30a. The animals seemed to be up and active in the cool air. The best part was the Cheetah, who ran along side us as we passed her pen. She was into it. (For this moment, I insist that she thought of us as fellow runners, not lunch.)

And what do you know, the Browns come home with a win this weekend. No doubt, the Monday mood will seem a little bit lighter and the downtown crowd more jovial.

All in all, not a bad Cleveland weekend.


Blogger JenC said...

I went to the Barcelona show too with Matt at 3 PM. I have to admit to not being all that interested before going, but it was very cool, especially the avante garde surreal stuff.

Here we go Brownies, here we go! Woof woof! I only saw the last 5 minutes, but the win was great. Now, we have 3!

9:01 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

"(For this moment, I insist that she thought of us as fellow runners, not lunch.)"

And why can't it be both? ;)

10:52 AM  

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