I did a 6 miler today after a torrential 20 minute downpour. It was still pretty cloudy & somewhat windy when I started the run. So, I figured this would be a pleasant run. Wrong! Not ten minutes into the run the clouds cleared some, the sun glared angrily down at me and the wind stopped. I guess I picked the wrong day to run without water.
At mile three, I was very thirsty. At mile 4, I was ready to jump from the Thunderbolt bridge into the Wilmington River and start drinking it’s brackish muddy water. At mile 5, I wished I had one of those suits the fremen used on Arakis (in dune) that recycled body fluid for drinking. After mile 6, I had my head under the water faucet in the kitchen letting the water pour into my mouth full blast.
I also ran without a bandana wrapped around my head. I seldom run without some kind of head covering. I think it’s bad luck to do so. It was kind of freeing in a way, though – to have the wind blow through my hair… 😉 HA! Fyi, wind doesn’t bl-o-w through my air. What little hair I have doesn’t blow in the wind hardly. I doubt a tornado could part my hair, let alone move it much. It was kind of cool to run without a head covering. I seemed to have evened out the tan line that runs across my forehead a little. That’s a good thing.
Today’s run was in my hood. I ran the Thunderbolt bridge. I tell you, after running the Talmadge bridge yesterday, the Thunderbolt bridge was easy.
I saw a lot of wild life today during the run. I guess critters had to forage for food after this 20 minute typhoon washed everything away.
- 1 red cardinal: male
- 3 dogs
- 4 cats
- 1 moth
- 1 great egret
- 1 tern
- 6 seagulls
- 10 butterflies: orange-winged, yellow-winged
- 3 dragon flies
- 15 sparrows
- 3 crows
- 9 vultures
- 3 grackles
- 1 cormorant
- 7 doves
- 4 squirrels
- 3 mocking birds
I’m doing my long run tomorrow. I don’t feel like doing it but I gotta get it done. The RnR is getting too close and I must get in a few 20+ runs in before November. The race is November 5th.
So, what do you think about Patrick Makau’s record breaking marathon in Berlin – 2:03:38? Is that not incredible?! I was stunned when I read about it this morning. I mean, the record was 2:03:59. Makau broke it by 21 seconds! That’s killing it! That is a 4:44 minute mile! Amazing!
Perhaps, I’ll break that record during the RnR Savannah. You never know! Stranger things have been known to happen.
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All the best to you and yours.