I found this run in my town on Runner’s World. So, I attempted it. It was over two overpasses…the catwalk and the overpass on the other side of town. As I went over Highway 99, Paula Cole’s Cowboy song came on. I always hear this song on my shuffle, no matter when I run. It’s like it’s programmed to play it. I actually love running to it. Somehow it inspires me. Like, there isn’t just one cowboy in the world. Huh.
So here are my random thoughts for tonight’s run:
(running by Senior Center): *wow, look at that lady. i need to take really good care of myself for the next 40 years or so, since i’ve treated my body mostly like crap for the first half.*
(running on Main Street): *hey, is that lady flipping me off? no, i think she’s wagging her finger at me. is it because i crossed in the middle of traffic? well, hey. the light was red. sorry.*
(running by Starbucks): *i wish my favorite barista would come out and give me some water, dangit.*
(getting ready to go over the catwalk): *i gotta get rid of these sunglasses. it’s sunset. hey, i’ll just put them right here and get them tonight at the aa meeting. okay. how do i get across, and will it slow me down? wow, that’s a truck down there.*
(catwalk): *look, i’m on top of the catwalk. hey running up is hard. running down is better.*
(cemetary): *run faster*
(by the overpass): *get off your cell phone, and look up! i have to cross!*
(on 2nd street): *i can make it. i can.*
I did. I did it in a pretty good time, and floating to Paula Cole…the 70 degree weather…fabulous!
|Date:||3/3/2008 5:40 PM|
|Pace:||10:20 / mile|
|Weather:||70° F, Sunny|
VO2 Max: 28.4