Please feel free to tune out immediately if you have no interest in the behind-the-scenes organization of this site. Look! There's an lolcat just below this post!
OK, so I've changed the ordering of the category archives so that they descend in reverse-chronological order, just like the main page. That seems to make sense, so that if you wanted to, say, keep up on just my running adventures you could book mark that category page and check for changes by looking at the top of the page*. The question, though, is about the monthly archive pages. If you were reading those pages, for whatever reason, you'd probably want to go in chronological order, but maybe should they be in reverse-chrono order just for consistency?
Oh, and I think I'm going to do that thing where the category pages only have the full text of a post for the, say, 10 or 20 most recent posts and after that they're just exerpts. It should speed things up for posting, I guess -- do any of my regular readers actually use the category pages?