Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Two Hundred Seventy-Nine

May 12, 2015
7.40 Miles in 1:12:19
Mood: Thankful for a sunrise, and craving Johnny Cash tunes.
Soundtrack: Deadcast / Johnny Cash "The Essential Johnny Cash"

For a very brief period at the very beginning of my run, the sky was stunning. The sunrise caused the cloudy sky to explode in a kaleidoscope of  yellows, oranges, pinks, purples and blues. Less than two tenths of a mile into my run, I stopped at the top of a small hill overlooking my community pool, and I knew I had to stop and get a picture, and I also knew that this picture was going to be very difficult for anything else on the rest of my run to beat. Sometimes you just know you've captured something you're not going to top.

I was right. The rest of the run, while enjoyable enough, didn't really have much going for it visually. I enjoyed the discussion on the Deadcast centered on the Bill Simmons being fired from ESPN saga, and then for some reason I found myself really wanting to listen to Johnny Cash music. Turns out that Johnny Cash is pretty solid running music. For some reason my legs were a little dead, and I had to push myself to keep going a few times, but by the time I finished, I felt pretty good about the whole thing...and thankfully there was that sunrise, which really made the whole thing worthwhile.

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