This weather we’re having in January is excellent…not hot, not cold…just right –for running. The temperature during the run this evening was a very pleasant 62 degrees. My run this evening was 5.43 miles through my hood. The traffic was a bit hairy but I still enjoyed the run but had to be doubly aware of drivers paying attention to driving rather than phone talking. Most drivers here are really cool on my neighborhood’s narrow roads, – they’ll slow down and widen the gulf between them and me as they pass by me. Unfortunately, some are not so cool. During tonight’s run one driver in a big red suv refused to give me breathing room on Bonaventure Road even though there were no other cars on the road. I literally had to jerk my right arm away quickly because the side rear view mirror on the suv almost hit my arm. I was kind of stunned that the driver was either that uncool or simply was not paying attention while driving. I say that because I never did get a view of the driver. So, I do not know whether the driver was male, female or an angel of death hell bent on ripping off my arm with the devil red colored suv.
Definitely, it is almost time to retire my red bikilas. I was thinking about that while running. There are so many holes in my red bikilas now that it is easy to get pebbles and twigs to go inside my vff through one of the tears in the fabric or cracks in the rubber. Also, certain parts of the soles of my vff’s are so thin that I can feel every little pebble I step on as if I were barefoot. So, I’m pretty sure that this weekend will be their last run. I’m now within 5 to 6 miles of breaking 700 miles on these vff’s. Once I retire these red bikilas ones it will be time to buy another pair. I like having two pairs of bikilas on hand so that I can swap them out easily when one pair begins to stink like a skunk’s butthole. So, I always keep one clean pair and one dirty pair. It’s a good plan. Trust me.
- 2 doves
- 4 egrets. I cannot remember if they were snowy or great egret, I’m afraid.
- 10 dogs
- 3 dogs
- 2 very large flock of dark birds
Tonight’s run started on my home street. I followed it to Delaware Ave and took a right. Delaware took me to Bonaventure where I took a left on it and followed it til Fennel. Fennel ended at Mechanics so I took Mechanics road to the Wilmington River pier where I photographed some egrets on the low tide river. I ran back up Mechanics to Dogwood…Dogwood to River Drive and then to Victory where I had to wait about five minutes for the traffic to thin out so that I could cross the road and continue running up River drive. I turned right on a street just before Tubby’s and then followed that road to Mechanics and then back to Victory. This time, I didn’t have to wait at all to cross Victory so I ran quickly across it to another road which took me back to Victory where I ran alongside it, running past Coach’s Corner before turning up on Downing Street, you know, where the English Prime Minister lives. I then caught forty-something street to Herbed and ran up Herbed to Bonaventure following it until something else and then ran through some grassy, rocky back alleys until I found another road that took me to Pennsylvania Ave. I ran up Pennsylvania to Tennessee and back to home sweet home…5.43 miles.
Tonight’s running music inventory:
- The World I know by Collective Soul
- Beverly Hills by Weezer
- Shout 2000 by Disturbed
- Getting away with murder by Papa Roach
- 45 by Shinedown
- Stupify by Disturbed
- The Scientist by Willie Nelson
- Heavenly Day by Patty Griffin
- Have you ever seen the Rain by the Spin Doctors
- The Haunted Ocean 5 by Max Richter
- The Power by Snap
- Gortoz a Ran J’Attends by Deez Prigent/Lisa Gerrard
Anyway, I’m now going to shower and think about what I’m going to eat for dinner. Yesterday was Mr. Gypsy’s birthday. I got him a few gifts. I’ll post the pictures on another blog entry. Mr. Gypsy is now ten years old. I love that little dog so much. He’s the best.
- run log
- mapped run
- total miles on red bikilas: 694.56
- total real miles for 2012: 58.09
- total treadmill miles for 2012: 15.83
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I wish you and yours the very best.