"Runnin wide open"
was really good. Not the kind of Holocaust movie that I was expecting; the director didn't force the viewers into being scared senseless by showing the Nazis torturing/shooting/killing prisoners. Instead he focuses more on a kid's views of the experience: losing friends, making friends, scrounging for food, both the upsides and downsides of being herded around the camps. The movie had a very segmented editing style, with a bunch of fades, like it was being told in a series of distinct chapters rather than one long narrative. It very much felt like watching a novel that was adapted for the screen, which is what it was.
Cross country is definitely more difficult than last year. Admittedly, our team is a lot better this year, but I'm running twice what I ran last year. This week looks like it's going to turn out to be a 40 mile week, much more than I've ever run within a week. Eight miles a day? Sounds like overkill, but it's actually not that hard. Usually I just hum a song to myself or don't think at all. I rely on simple tunes that don't require much thought.
Some good songs for running:
I don't remember any more