Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Thirteen Hundred Forty-Eight


October 13, 2021
7.02 Miles in 1:15:15
Mood: Should have enjoyed it more!
Soundtrack: The Killers "Imploding the Mirage"

In hindsight, I wish I would have enjoyed this one more. It's not that it wasn't a nice run, it's just that I took it slightly for granted and now I don't know the next time I'll be able to run. Two days after this run, I was playing ultimate frisbee with family and blew out my calf. The 100 mile month streak ends at 26, sadly, and it'll be awhile before I'm out running again. Although I am healing, it's happening slowly for me and I don't have any idea when I'll feel healthy enough to actually run again. It's only been within the past few days that I've been able to even walk with my foot flat on the ground and I've still got a fairly noticeable limp. Gotta heal. That's the goal for now. Still, on this nice Wednesday morning back when I was healthy, I could have enjoyed it more.

Although, I did enjoy seeing a sign that said "Free" without anything to actually take for free. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Thirteen Hundred Forty-Seven


October 11, 2021
7.20 Miles in 1:18:33
Mood: Hitting the Southglenn circuit
Soundtrack: The Bill Simmons Podcast

I didn't have much motivation to go anywhere, and I needed to replenish the Pokemon Go supplies, so it was a run around Southglenn kind of morning. I slept poorly before getting up for this one, and kind of sleep walked through the run. It wasn't ideal and I was slow, but at least the podcast I was listening to was entertaining and I got this very cool pictures of roses in the morning sun with Southglenn buildings behind them, so not a total loss. This was also the first run since the spring where I had to break out my running hoodie to stay warm enough as it was CHILLY when I started out. 

Thirteen Hundred Forty-Six


October 9, 2021
7.30 Miles in 1:15:47
Mood: Perfection!
Soundtrack: Tre' Burt "You, Yeah, You"

I've now had several Saturday afternoon runs happen due to my weekend mornings being taken up by my son's flag football team. I'm really enjoying watching him play those mornings, and as we get further into fall, the afternoon runs are becoming better too. The first game of the season I skipped a morning run because it was early September and super hot. This weekend, however, it was legitimately perfect with bright blue skies, temps in the low 70's, and even lovely cotton candy clouds dotting the sky. It makes it easy to get out on a Saturday when the conditions are perfect. Although it'll probably be snowing in two weeks. Sigh. 

Thirteen Hundred Forty-Five


October 6, 2021
7.29 Miles in 1:18:34
Mood: A nice looking morning. 
Soundtrack: TBTL

Autumn colors and bright morning sun are an awesome combination. I'm sad the days are getting shorter and colder, but watching the process via morning runs every couple days is quite beautiful. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Thirteen Hundred Forty-Four


October 4, 2021
7.21 Miles in 1:19:30
Mood: Halloween is beginning to take shape.
Soundtrack: The Bill Simmons Podcast

I have too many vacation days that won't carry over, so I have some long weekends coming up that are courtesy of vacation time. This was one of my extended weekends that allowed me to run at Wash Park on a Monday...which is a little weird. Wash Park was less crowded than my typical weekend run, but there were still a decent number of people enjoying the park. I decided to head up to Cheesman Park and then back, and while in the neighborhoods in between, I saw this terrifying grass monster, which I assume is a Halloween decoration, but I didn't get too close just in case it was there to eat me.

Thirteen Hundred Forty-Three


October 2, 2021
7.16 Miles in 1:14:16
Mood: What is this?
Soundtrack: Twenty One Pilots "Scaled and Icy"

This is the definition of a house divided. You shouldn't be allowed to fly both of these flags on the same house. Granted, they haven't been in the same college conference for a very long time, and they BOTH left the one they shared (The Big 12) to go to two different conferences (The Big 10 and the Pac 12, respectively). Still. I will forever not be okay with Nebraska. 

Thirteen Hundred Forty-Two


September 30, 2021
7.59 Miles in 1:21:09
Mood: Pushing closer to a new record, but a long way to go.
Soundtrack: TBTL

It took until the last day of the month, but with this run I hit 100 miles for September. That now makes 26 straight months of 100 miles, which means I am now over halfway to my record of 51 straight months. It was a gloomy and cloudy morning, but it felt nice to be out and on the Highline Canal trail, so I'd categorize it as a pretty positive run!

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Thirteen Hundred Forty-One


September 28, 2021
7.26 Miles in 1:17:18
Mood: Afternoon runs and red leaves
Soundtrack: TBTL

I couldn't run in the morning, because I had traffic court to attend, so after that was over, I took my brother to the airport, and came home to squeeze in a quick seven miles of the afternoon on a day off. The weather was cool and it even briefly rained on me, but it felt nice, and there were lots of red leaves like the ones seen above. I still prefer a morning run, but if you're going to do it in the afternoon, this was a perfect day to do so. Also, those leaves look awesome!

Thirteen Hundred Forty


September 26, 2021
7.44 Miles in 1:15:40
Mood: Hanging with my brother!
Soundtrack: Barenaked Ladies - "Barenaked Ladies are Me"

My brother was in town, and he went with me to Wash Park, although he didn't really run with me as he hasn't been running much lately and couldn't run for too long. So I knew he was around, and saw him a few times as I was running, but I wouldn't say he ran with me. He jogged a tiny bit and walked around a lot, and it was a nice September morning so it was pleasant. 

At one point he sprinted past me for about 20 seconds, and it caused his heart to palpitate so rapidly that his smart watch sent a message to his emergency contact that he might be experiencing a cardiac event. He was fine, and we both thought that was hilarious.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Thirteen Hundred Thirty-Nine


September 24, 2021
7.15 Miles in 1:14:35
Mood: COW!
Soundtrack: Cold War Kids "New Age Norms 3"

If you can take a barrel, a bucket and some sticks and make a cow. You absolutely have to do it.