The conversation contents of the evening are for attendees only (why didn't you join us?). But here are a few photos taken by the famous Pete (few more pending release):
|I failed to back my thing up, sorry|
|I had to get my WRCE approved rear shot|
|That is a beer, and Erin given jazz hands in the back|
I get to bed around 10:15am, and saw I was barely going to get 5 hours of sleep tonight with my alarm set for 3:40am. Oh well!
Beep beep! time to get up. Wasn't sure how much my legs had in them after finishing my last run only 9 hours ago. At least I am not as groggy as I thought I would be. I got to drinking my coffee, did my business, and was out at about 4:15am. I met up with Erin (not the above captioned Erin) and we did some of our warm up miles together.
I had a strength run planned for today. 2 mile warm up, 6 x 1 mile intervals at 10 seconds slower than marathon pace, .25 mile jogs between, and then a 1.5 mile cool down.
I did them pretty well, but as I kinda of expected, around mile 5 I started feeling a bio alarm turning on. As I looped back, I felt the alarm go off fully in the middle of an interval and slowed down and paused my GPS as I walked to the bathroom on Belmont. Knowing that bathroom is open has been a real mental live saver. Oddly enough, there was a guy using it at 5:15am, what are the chances? I thought about using the ladies bathroom, but that would be mean. There were some portapotties outside left from the Air and Water show, but who wants to use that? I waited about 2 minutes and the restroom was free.
Much better now.
Start GPS again and get back on my run. I felt rather cool now after about a 5 minute break and the sweat giving me a chill. After the next mile I felt fine again.
In the last mile jogging home, I felt this sudden wave of prickling all over my body. I freaked thinking something was going on with me, but then I realized.. gnats.
I've complained about gnats before, but holy ****. This was a new level. A FOG of gnats from my feet to my head. Everyone was trying to wave them out of their face, coughing, and had faces of horror. This lasted for about 2 blocks and it was HORRIBLE.
Last note - I won't be getting you any more sunrise photos as the sunrise is coming up well after 6am and I finish my runs before then. Sad right? I tried to take a photo of the full moon, but my phone photos were getting washed out by the street lights. I'll see what I can do tomorrow about it.
Have a great day everyone!
Physical Therapy for me today, excited to get some massages on my leg!