Just call me lazy because that’s what I’ve been the last few days. This past Sunday and Monday, I kept putting off my run. So, I went two days without running. Not good.
Today, though, I did go for a run and, it was good.
Also today, my new iphone 4 waterproof case arrived. It’s the Dry Case waterproof vacuum seal. I tested it out during a 6.63 mile run and it’s killer. I highly recommend it. I ordered it from Pocket Solutions for $36.95. The case comes with a suction to get all the air out of the case when the phone has been placed inside it. You can connect headphones to it if you wish but I prefer not to. It comes with a band that will attached the dry case to your upper arm but not the wrist. I attached the watchband that I used with my other case and it worked marvelously. I also threw in a dessicant whatchamacallit and went running . It’s easy to see the iphone face and use touch screen interface with the dry case. I totally dig it so far.
If there is one concern that I have with this dry case it’s the sleeve where the armband or watchband go through. Will it begin tearing at the edges as I swing my arms when running? That was one of the big problems with my Overboard case. That sleeve the armband slides through eventually tore off on the OB case. This case, though, seems much sturdier built.
Yesterday I ordered the Mophie Juice Pack Plus battery extender for my iphone. That should allow me to map out super long runs without my phone dying on me. And, the dry case I bought should easily be able to accommodate my iphone 4 with this particular battery extender. The battery extender I bought was pricey ($105.99) but seemed the best one for what I was looking for – having enough battery power to map out 30 to 50 mile runs. So, I’m getting my gear ready for the CrematorUltra 50 next month. Now, I just have to get my endurance and stamina ready for this race. I’m working on that.
- 3 dogs
- 4 squirrels
- 1 grackle
- 4 robins
- 2 mocking birds
- 4 sparrows
- 2 doves
So, what’s next? For the remainder of this month I have to run and run and run. No more screwing around. I haven’t been very focused as of late. The past couple of months have been like that, I’m afraid. That’s got to change! So far, this has been the most unfocused I’ve been on an upcoming race. I’ve got to get my head out of my butt. That’s all there is to it.
- running log
- mapped run
- total miles on red bikilas: 459.74
- total days until CrematorUltra 50: 38 days
Well, today’s run was fun, like I hinted at earlier. After work, I took Mr. Gypsy for a one mile walk at the dairy farm. I was going to run the neighborhood but suddenly decided that I needed a change of scenery. Daffin Park seemed the perfect place for today’s run. So, off I went to Daffin. I ran half of Daffin Park and then the Police Memorial Park trail. I then cruised up 52nd street and after crossing the Truman parkway I caught my first left and just ran around a neighborhood I had not ventured to before. I finally worked my way back to 52nd and followed that across Waters Ave ran through mid-town, enjoying the scenery. Mid-town is a beautiful neighborhood area in Savannah. Houses are really nice. Some houses are literal mansions while others are like cottages. All in all, mid-town is a great area to run because the homes are nice, the roads are wide, yards maintained well and people are very friendly.
I followed 52nd street until Habersham and then took that road to Washington Ave and ran down this magnificently beautiful road until I reached the Savannah Arts Academy. In front of the Savannah Arts Academy is a long concrete pathway to Victory Drive lined with Palmetto trees. It’s really cool. I ran down the middle of this pathway daydreaming that I was on my way to a coliseum in Rome to fight a horde of Roman zombies with just a shield and an ak-47. Hey, you gotta think big. That’s what my mother always says.
When I reached Victory I took a right and headed for home…Daffin Park, I mean. By the time I reached my car I was drenched! It’s been super hot down here…kind of like it’s been every where, I guess. Anyway, I was drenched. I was able to wring out the sweat off my running shirt. I had to put two towels on my driver’s seat on my car so as not to get the car seat wet. And, I smelled like ass, too. But that’s a different story all-together.
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All the very best to you and yours.