Monday, November 11, 2019

One Thousand Twenty-Nine

November 10, 2019
7.46 Miles in 1:13:45
Mood: Happy to see someone decorating for the best fall holiday.
Soundtrack: The Beatles "Magical Mystery Tour"

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, but finding actual Thanksgiving decorations is almost impossible. This is why I was so excited to see this pumpturkey on a fence as I was running through the Denver Country Club neighborhood. ACTUAL THANKSGIVING DECORATIONS! Wow! It looks like a squirrel was also happy to see it, as you can see on the right side evidence of rodents digging into the squash.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

One Thousand Twenty-Eight

November 8, 2019
8.01 Miles in 1:22:24
Mood: Woah, early!
Soundtrack: The Avett Brothers "A Carolina Jubilee" and "Closer Than Together"

I woke up half an hour earlier than my usual before dawn wake up call for this run. I knew I needed to leave work early, but I still wanted to get in a run since I hadn't run since Tuesday, so the best option seemed to be to get up in the middle of the night. I actually woke up even before my alarm went off, and I flew threw my morning routine and so well before six in the morning, I was off and running.

I arrived at DeKoevend Park so early that the lights on the shelter were still on (pictured above), I had never seen these lights before, and mixed with the extreme frost that was covering everything, I thought the glow of the lights seemed particularly warm. I really like this picture, even though it isn't of anything all that extraordinary. I just like how the light works in it.

I also see this couple that I would estimate to be in their late sixties almost every morning when I run north on the Highline. They are more regular than a fiber factory...walking EVERY day (Or so it feels) along the same path. I saw them much earlier in the morning this time, and they were much further north on the road...which makes sense as I was running way earlier than normal, and surely they were on their normal routine, but it still felt weird to not see them in the same general locale that I always see them...even if it was my change that caused it not theirs.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

One Thousand Twenty-Seven

November 5, 2019
8.24 Miles in 1:24:51
Mood: Who can remember?
Soundtrack: The Head and The Heart "Living Mirage"

It's been two days since I ran this run, and even in that short time, I have forgotten anything memorable that happened. This was a quality run with very little of consequence for posterity. I do remember that when I took this picture, in the distance it looked misty and hazy and kind of spooky. So that's something, I guess.

One Thousand Twenty-Six

November 3, 2019
7.76 Miles in 1:16:36
Mood: Trippy van, much?
Soundtrack: The Hold Steady "Thrashing Thru The Passion"

This run had many memorable moments including a squirrel that had zero fear walking right up to me and freaking me out a bit because it almost felt like he was going to run up my leg like I was a tree. I think he was just looking for a handout, and had been fed enough times to believe I might have a snack to feed him. Creepy squirrel.

The true moment of this run, however, was when I came face to face with this van. Goats should never have eyes like a humans, and this is why. This van is both amazing and a crime against humanity. I feel better knowing it's out in the world.

One Thousand Twenty-Five

November 1, 2019
7.28 Miles in 1:17:22
Mood: Look at that dog driving that car!
Soundtrack: The Shins "Heartworms"

The snow had stopped, but the streets were still quite icy, so I decided to remain in the friendly confines of the Streets of Southglenn for this run. It was cold, but the crews had rid the ground of most of the slippery stuff, so I was able to run in circles without slipping even once.

The greatest moment of this run came when I went past this car and immediately had to stop to take a picture. The glare on the windshield makes it harder to see than it was in real life, but it sure looked like this dog was driving this car. The idea of a golden retriever driving a car will never not be funny to me. I am a simple man.