Monday, June 22, 2015

Two Hundred Ninety-Eight

June 19, 2015
4.56 Miles in 46:19
Mood: Sweaty
Soundtrack: Vaudeville Etiquette "Debutantes & Dealers"

I didn't get in quite enough running on my trip with Jeff, so after some quick hydration at the beach house, I headed back out to get in a few more miles. I ran down the beach and towards the bay, as I hadn't really ran in that area much, and I knew this would be my last chance to run in Mississippi. As I headed that way, some lovely clouds blew in, and it even sprinkled a tiny bit for a minute or two. This shade cooled things down to a lovely for Mississippi temperature, and I enjoyed that bliss for about ten minutes, then as quickly as it had come, it left. The sun came back out, and I headed toward a more northern part of Pass Christian that I had not yet seen. This section was very woody and swamp like, and although I was getting eaten alive by bugs, it was still quite pretty.

The picture for this final Mississippi run came as I ran down a street that was completely devoid of buildings. It was just a street with trees, and it was quite breathtaking. It's a type of beauty that I don't see much in Colorado. Almost, but not quite rain forest.

As I finished the final mile of this run, it struck me just how soaked with sweat I was. It was as if I had jumped into a swimming pool, my clothes were saturated. When I got back to the beach house, I took off my running shirt and rang it out and a significant amount of sweat spilled onto the porch. It was disgusting, but also rather astounding. If you love to sweat, Mississippi in the summer is your place!

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