Yesterday was my lovely wife's birthday, so I didn't run. We went to this sushi bar that has conveyor belts that run along the seating and you pick the food off that you want to eat as it goes by. I had some chocolate cakes and other goodies, too. I felt kinda blah again today. As I was heading north on the Floodway, I could see Rich Porter on the Canal road. He was walking. I ran up to Brown Road and turned south down the Canal road. We said hey and then he turned and started running with me. I was just going to do two loops today. Emily has been sick so I haven't had to get up as early and it was already after 8am. In fact, my wife didn't call the school early enough to cancel the bus, so I actually stopped the bus on my run and told her she was still sick. Anyway, we ran down to Adobe together which is where I planned on continuing south down the Canal road, but Rich turned to go back into the neighborhood. I decided I would run with him to his house. He asked me which way I was going. I told him I was only planning on doing 2.5 miles, but I would do whatever. He was only going to do 3 miles, but we passed his house and went down to Higley Road. I figured we'd just turn around and go to his house, but he again asked which way I was going so I said, "Let's run down to University, then down to the the Floodway and come back around. That would be about another mile. It was a good talk. I didn't know he'd been out of work since January. I pray that he finds something soon.