on my morning run along route 1 between whiting and lubec and while it’s a beautiful run, route 1 is busy this time of year and cars are always passing at 60-70mph which freaks me out on 2 lane roads especially when coming from behind. there must be some sort of headband rear view mirror running doohickey that can allow you to easily see if someone is passing a car coming up behind you? ( later: there is! )
no, i don’t run on the centerline, i liked the perspective and It took 5 minutes of standing around to get a chance to take this with no cars coming in either direction
very necessary before 8 more hours on the road!
8 hour rainy, slow drive from viroqua, wisconsin to marne, michigan. arrived at midnight.
early morning run is definitely required before 11 hours of more driving.
went for an early run trying to beat what dark sky described as “light rain”. about 2 miles out it turned to heavy rain which is manageable but as i started to get nervous as the thunder started to get more rumbly and i noted i was one of the taller objects around while running along a road with soy fields on both sides.
i turned around to head home and soon after a police cruise passed me and went around a bend and about 20 seconds later a lighting bolt hit in a nearby stand of trees and was so loud and so startling that i almost tripped in the street and let out an involuntary stream of expletives.
i thought about asking a homeowner if i could hang out on their porch for a bit while the storm passed and while i was mulling it over, the cruiser rolls up and the officer rolls down his window and says, “hey, you want a ride home? it’s getting ugly out here.”
thanks viroqua pd! i never did catch the officer’s name but i sure appreciated the ride.
i got 7 more rainy miles in after police ride home and storm died down. I *think* I can get a few more in before the yellow blob gets me! #shouldistayorshouldigonow
later: got back just as the booming started again!
on pace for a 3:40 marathon which is fast for me and my 6 foot 4 inch frame. coincidence or not that i’m getting faster with age and i’m refueling with fuel? i think not! ( yes i’m “always on” as the fuel brand manager )
and no, i still haven’t signed up for anything but i seem to be in the “run at least a half marathon once a week” stage of whatever it is that i’m training for.
refueling with an organic fuel after a 12 mile run and had a “pinch me” moment while simultaneously wearing my ov marketing and distance runner hats and contemplating all the reasons i’m proud of it.
after months of running 40 miles, doing 400 pushups and hundreds of pull-ups a week and dropping 16 pounds while building a non-trivial amount of lean muscle mass, someone described the current status of my 6 foot 4 inch frame as “rangy”.
i’ll probably drop another 10 pounds or so and continue to build muscle mass as a i train for whatever event it is that i haven’t decided i’m going to do yet.