Wednesday, July 29, 2009

No Complaints

AM: 43 mins.
6 miles
15 mins. core/stretching
PM: 31 mins.
4 miles

You know how every once in a while you have a run that just clicks? Sure, the other 90% of your outings may be sluggish or slow or even downright uncomfortable, but you endure these days by holding out hope for one of those rare moments of perfection. Well, friends, today was one of those days. For whatever reason, I could tell from the first few steps that it was going to be an enjoyable run. The time passed too quickly as we wound through some familiar terrain, and I was almost disappointed to see Main Street come into view just past 40 minutes.

I grabbed Jordan from OK Runner at close of business this evening and we headed over to the high school with Carrot Top in pursuit. Scotty D. was hoping to attempt his first post-injury (or, let's be honest, mid-injury) run of 5 or 10 minutes and wanted to confine things to the faux-grassy infield. Not suprisingly, I was tempted to kick off the shoes for the second day in a row, but since part of our run included loops around the school I opted not to. Even so, all but about 200m of this jaunt was unpaved, so my legs and feet still felt the benefits of the softer surface.