… is this fantastic route. And before you even ask, yes – I made Jeremy take pictures of the run route so I could blog about it because I am a huge nerd. I’ve learned to accept that. You should too.
I successfully ran 8 miles Saturday morning despite the humidity and direct sun. It was still early enough that I didn’t want to die (7:30am) but still hot enough that my pace was much slower.
And another annoying thing is that my iPod and Nike+ died during the run. I have no record of the entire run. Stupid technology!
Anywho – it’s official. I want to live on the water. I’ve realized (after getting my aqua globe and doorbell stolen) that I need to get out of my neighborhood before the punk kids turn into punk teenagers.
First, I want to briefly mention this picture:
It looks innocent enough right? It is just a picture of a pier. Let’s zoom in a bit, shall we?
What the shit is that? It’s a person sleeping on the pier in a thong. I wish I could tell you if it was a dude or a woman but I had no clue. They seemed a bit broad in their shoulders to be a woman. Did I mention there were children playing at the other end?
I mean, I guess I should have checked to see if they were alive but I had a run to finish. There was no news of a dead body found in only a thong on a pier so I don’t feel so guilty.
Anywho – this is just a picture post of the running route that I have fallen madly in love with (dirty harbor water smell and all):
I’ve also decided that having Jeremy pedal his bike alongside me as I run (or at least near me) is fantastic. I have my own personal waterboy (and photographer for those great action shots that I’ll show my grandkids one day).
Towards the end of the run when I was losing some steam, he pedaled slowly next to me and offered words of encouragement. I thought it was nice of him (and helpful) but didn’t realize what a douche he looked like until one observer yelled, “Shouldn’t you be letting her ride the bike?!”
I think I’ll continue to use Jeremy’s waterboy services during my marathon training. I recommend everyone find a someone to do the same!