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i made a poor decision which resulted in a ride in a police cruiser.

i made a poor decision which resulted in a ride in a police cruiser.

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.”

“you bet!”

thanks viroqua pd! i never did catch the officer’s name but i sure appreciated the ride.

#shouldistayorshouldigonow

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!

my fastest 15 mile run ever.

my fastest 15 mile run ever.

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.

apparently approaching peak ranginess.

apparently approaching peak ranginess.

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.

12 miles! or almost half of a 50K ultramarathon!

12 miles! or almost half of a 50K ultramarathon!

i didn’t wake up on the first day or spring thinking i’d run 12 miles. in fact, when i woke up i thought i’d enjoy a rare Do Nothing Day with the end of the regular hockey season and no pressure to drive all around the upper midwest and sit in frigid hockey arenas. i guess i don’t do nothing very well ( which i don’t think is always a positive thing ).

i stiiiiiill haven’t committed to anything but it sure seems like i’m training for something. i could have easily ran 15 or 18 miles.

we got a bit of snow last night. i wonder if this will be my last run of the year with the white stuff on the ground.

rational irrationality.

rational irrationality.

attempting to get in miles while fighting my schedule and an impending snow storm means i had to run 10 miles today split between 3 separate runs.

3 miles in the morning followed by a 2 mile lunch run and 5 more while odin was at hockey practice in the evening.

felt great ( could have done 20 if only more time ), but i can’t figure out if this is 10 miles the easy way or the hard way :-)

third run of the day after thai food and a beer.

third run of the day after thai food and a beer.

i haven’t made an official decision yet, but part of me is thinking about running an ultramarathon. and to do that i’ve got to get back up to running 40-50 miles a week which is a little rough with my schedule. so, i’m sneaking in runs when i can which is why i’m going for my third run of the day at 8pm in a hotel after traveling to minneapolis and eating dinner :-)