Monday, September 16, 2019

One Thousand Two

September 15, 2019
7.49 Miles in 1:13:01
Mood: Slightly sad, but not overly so.
Soundtrack: The Beatles "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

I was a little bummed as a I started out this run, as there was a chance I was going to get to run with my brother. However, he was out late on Saturday night and had a huge Sunday ahead of him that would actually keep him up until 2:30 on Monday morning, so he rightfully decided to get a little extra sleep while he could. So I headed out alone, which is normal and not usually a bummer, but was a slight bummer just because I had gotten my hopes up that I'd get to partake in one of those oh so rare brotherly runs.

What followed was a very pleasant and enjoyable seven and a half miles at Wash Park, so it worked out fine.

Friday, September 13, 2019

One Thousand One

September 13, 2019
4.31 Miles in 47:04
Mood: Unfocused
Soundtrack: The Beatles "Abbey Road"

My heart wasn't fully in this one from the get go. I kept checking my phone and then wandering aimlessly instead of running. I was still tired from a long week and a hard run yesterday, so my energy level was low and I just wasn't into it. The result was a meandering and slow four plus miles. It was still a fine morning, and I'm glad I went and put in those four miles, but safe to say my focus was not there on this one.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

One Thousand

September 12, 2019
7.55 Miles in 1:17:12
Mood: Dragons and Chill.
Soundtrack: The Mountain Goats "All Eternals Deck"

This was an epic moment in the history of this blog, if not necessarily all that significantly interesting of a run. ONE THOUSAND POSTS! I had to find something significant to photograph to match this landmark moment. Didn't think I'd find anything cool...and then I found a dragon! Dragons are pretty cool.

In addition to being the ONE THOUSANDTH POST, this run also signaled the first major sign that the days of running in shorts will soon be coming to an end. It was 46 degrees outside when I left the house, and the first 15 minutes or so felt legitimately cold. Shorts season isn't over yet, but it's days are dwindling to be sure.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine

September 10, 2019
7.11 Miles in 1:12:46
Mood: Enjoying the best month.
Soundtrack: The Head and The Heart "Living Mirage" and Lupe Fiasco "Lupe Fiasco's The Cool"

September remains the best month of the year. The heat of summer is dying away, but it isn't cold yet. Every morning is like a perfect running morning, and the weather is almost always perfect. Man, I love September.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Nine Hundred Ninety-Eight

September 8, 2019
7.29 Miles in 1:10:24
Mood: Go Broncos!
Soundtrack: Ben Folds Five "Whatever and Ever Amen"

In my last run prior to the Broncos opening their season against the Raiders, I thought I'd find something that is vaguely orange and blue to post. I don't have huge expectations for the Broncos this year, but that doesn't mean I'm not cheering for them!

Nine Hundred Ninety-Seven

September 6, 2019
7.20 Miles in 1:14:05
Mood: Look! A Yeti!
Soundtrack: The Avett Brothers "Live, Vol. 2" and "A Carolina Jubilee" and "Emotionalism"

Hey! I spotted a Yeti on this run!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Nine Hundred Ninety-Six

September 4, 2019
7.45 Miles in 1:16:58
Mood: Lovin' the clouds.
Soundtrack: Everclear "So Much For The Afterglow"

Ever since September started, the clouds have been routinely awesome and beautiful. Every day we are treated to glorious puffs in the sky. This photo isn't even all that great of an example, but it did happen during the time of morning where everything turns pink. Not sure what any of this means other than this wasn't a very exciting run to write about.

Nine Hundred Ninety-Five

September 2, 2019
7.32 Miles in 1:09:48
Mood: Did it rain buckets and I just missed it?
Soundtrack: Panic! at the Disco "Death of a Bachelor"

Wash Park looked like it had been flooded. There were puddles everywhere, tons of mud on the gravel running track that surrounds the park, and most interestingly giant mushrooms. I posted this picture with my foot in it to give some scale to just how big these fungi were. It was incredible. The strangest thing was that I had no recollection of any major storms happening in the previous days, and yet just seven miles to my north, it looked like "Noah 2: Electric Boogaloo" had been filming. Not sure where all this water came from, but it sure was good for the mushroom growth.