Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Three Hundred Sixty-Two

October 27, 2015
8.38 Miles in 1:19:46
Mood: Spooked
Soundtrack: Ben Folds Five "Whatever and Ever Amen" / Ben Folds "Rockin' the Suburbs"

The darkness was oppressive this morning, even though the moon was full and was casting a decent amount of light upon the trail as I ran. Usually I am able to handle the dark without any issues, but for some reason today it was creeping me out. There were multiple moments in the first hour of my run where something spooked me as I was running. It was always something non-threatening, like a shadow moving across the trail thanks to headlights from a nearby road or a rabbit running across the trail, but man, it was weird today. There was one moment where I didn't notice a fellow trail user wearing very dark clothing until I was only a few feet away, and it legitimately caused me to jump in alarm. Perhaps I am being to sensitive, but I'm very glad that we turn our clocks back an hour this weekend, meaning that the sun will rise fifteen minutes into my run rather than an hour and fifteen minutes in.

Today's picture comes from a Halloween decoration that was one of the few things I didn't find creepy this morning. The closing Jack-O-Lantern lamp let off a warm orange light and was actually quite comforting for some weird reason.

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