Thursday, March 13, 2008

Great Run

When I looked outside this morning and saw it raining, I almost backed out. But I knew I wouldn't be able to squeeze my run in later in the day and so I sucked it up, put on my hat and went out. I left at 8:20 a.m. It was 40 degrees and raining steadily. It wasn't pelting this time and so that was a bonus. I started on the mountain today and then ran on the streets. I felt good today and had no desire to stop and rest like yesterday or the day before. I was able to keep pushing it the entire run. I only stopped once at the cemetery to say hi to Tyson and then was able to continue all the way home without a single break. I finished at 9:25 a.m. It was so nice to not have to fight my lungs today. I wasn't feeling much pain in my legs, just a slight bit in the knees, but that is normal. Now let's hope I can feel this great on Saturday for the long run with Jen. I won't be able to run tomorrow because of my schedule, but hopefully by Saturday I will be able to pump it up again. It had stopped raining by the time I finished. I loved running in this rain. It made it fun. I did notice some interesting things in the gutters on my run today. I wish I would have had a paper and pen to record them all. I am going to do that one of these days. I started taking mental notes about three blocks from my house. This is what I saw in just that distance (that I can remember!):

  • Mt. Dew plastic bottle (3)

  • Candy bar wrappers (8)

  • Empty cigarette packs (at least 10!)

  • Cigarette butts (lost count at about 50)

  • Empty condom wrapper (2)

  • Empty condom box - a very large box (1)

  • Reciept (1)

  • Glove (1)

  • Sock (1)

  • Dog poop (a lot!)

  • Wendy's sack - obviously full of food with 4 seagulls devouring it (1)

  • Energy bar wrapper (1)

  • Pop cans (7)

  • Empty water bottles (4)

  • Empty gum box (2)

  • Air soft gun pellets (about 20)

  • My husband (okay he wasn't in the gutter, just driving to work ☺)

No money today. I almost always find a least a coin or two. It's amazing how much trash is on the streets when you notice it. Total distance: 5.42 miles


lefty said...

It appears you found alot of...shall we say "interesting" items! hellooooo.... why cant they just throw them away?