There was a lot of up and down in the course -- and really annoying distribution of it, with most of the first quarter and third quarter being uphill. Course times were also slower this year -- the winner was the same this year (18:21) as last year (17:16) -- I don't know why. If I ran the course more than once a year, my time would improve. If I remember to bring my headphones with me to the gym more often, so that I could tolerate running for more than 10 minutes at a stretch (so it turns into either interval speed training, or just all-out sprint-til-i-stop cardio), my time would improve. I am not sure if I care.
Went on my quarterly and annual shopping spree tonight, spontaneously. Bought several pairs of pants, a sportjacket that caught my fancy, some new (leather! Clarks, again) shoes, and an electric dryer.