I think I finally got my game back in running. This summer was full of so much promise and potential for me but it mainly went by the wayside due to unexpected injuries and illness. So, my goal running in the Cremator Ultra this summer evaporated unfortunately. I was not able to redeem myself from last year’s fail at the Cremator where after 30 miles I bailed out. I so wanted to run the Cremator just so I could feel the comfort of knowing I completed this tough race. Perhaps, next year I’ll get that chance. Until then, I’ll have a go at several other races.
I have officially registered for the Rock n Roll half marathon in Denver. I fly out to Denver on September 20th, race on the 22nd and return home on the 24th. I did not sign up for the full marathon because I do not think I will be in shape to possibly to get a time I would be happy with. What’s a finish time that would make me happy? Under 3:30.
My brother, Bobby, is going to be running the full in Denver. After the RnR Denver I will set my eyes on the RnR Savannah full marathon. On that one I hope to run under 3:30. If I can avoid any further injuries or illnesses I can realistically be in shape to run under 3:30 by November 3rd. Gonna keep my fingers crossed.
Yesterday, I had a spectacular run in Thunderbolt. We had a pretty severe thunderstorm yesterday afternoon. So, I waited for the storm to pass and then went for a run as the sun was beginning to set. What an incredibly beautiful display of colors, rainbows and clouds I witnessed! Awesome, serves it no justice. Just look at some of the pictures I’ve posted. It was still more beautiful than the pictures!
I started the run outside my front door and headed up Bonaventure Road toward the Thunderbolt bridge. Atop the bridge I had a magnificent view of the marsh during high tide that stretches out to Whitemarsh Island. The mellowing sun light on the water and green marsh along with the double rainbows made the view quite stunning.
I ran a little past the Thunderbolt bridge, turned around, and ran back over the bridge and onto River Drive where I ran parallel to the Wilmington River with more magnificent views. I stopped about a dozen times during the run just to take another and another and, another picture. The views were simply breath taking.
Finally, though, I worked my way back up Bonaventure and made it home having logged 5.87 pain-free miles in my blue bikilas. It was a good run. It was a great night.
- 2 doves
- 2 mocking birds
- 1 squirrel
- 1 red cardinal
- 2 dogs
- 1 dragon fly
- total mileage on blue bikilas: 323.91
- total real miles for 2012: 646.47
- total treadmill miles for 2012: 57.24
Okay, that’s it for now. Once again, I’m going to say that I will attempt to blog about my running on a regular basis again. This is something that I have enjoyed greatly but I’ve allowed other things to keep me from it.
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