Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Running Schedule Update

Here's another running update for those who might be interested. It's not like I'm obsessed with the sport or anything like that. I love the event shown below so much I'm doing it for the fourth time.

It's an evening run (or you can bike if you like) in downtown Durham and all proceeds go to support a really great cause, the Durham Habitat for Humanity. Right now they are turning Plum St. and Morning Glory Ave. into a community of 21 affordable homes. I might move in myself. The event will take place on Saturday evening, Aug. 14. I can tell you, there is no post-race street party quite like the one you'll experience after this event. Earlier today I went for a short run on the local trail.

It was HOT out there.

How hot was it? It was so hot the cows were giving evaporated milk. It was so hot the chickens were laying hard-boiled eggs. It was so hot I saw a bird pull a worm out of the ground with an oven mitt. Holy moly, I said to myself, how in the world am I going to run 27 miles (44K) on Thursday in this heat? All I know is that it is going to be much harder than I thought it was going to be. I'm not sure how I'm going to pull it off but I will because I said I would. I have a plan that I think will work. This plan starts Thursday. This means I have one more day to slack off. My legs feel great, and I can handle the heat as long as I can stay hydrated. As you can see, I pampered my body today after my run.

It asked for arroz con pollo, and arroz con pollo it got. (I am very co-dependent, as you know.) Really, I tend to pamper this old body of mine. It never once complains. Some of you know what I'm talking about. Congrats to all of you tough and gritty runners out there with a huge heart. Don't let nothin' stop you. As for the rest of you, I know you must be sick of my running updates, so thanks for sticking with me on this journey.