June 11, 2009

Rainy Run

Is it possible to have a run that sucks, but is pretty good anyhow?

I tried to outwait the drizzle, but it had really set in for the long run, so I went out for 2 miles anyway. Misty drizzle is OK, I guess; better than a hard rain. As is usual for me, I made it over a couple blocks and up to 5th avenue where the construction is happening before being hit by a coughing fit. As I was bent over hacking up a lung, I hear somebody saying, "You gotta run! You gotta run!"

It was the same construction guy as from yesterday - he recognized me. He said he used to be in Recon and they'd be doing 6 minute miles for miles on end. He looked like he certainly could have been military...I don't know whether to believe him or not. I liked his friendliness, though.

Run got done - hill route today. I managed to run the whole of the first and third hills and about 2/3 of the second, which is why the run was so good. But it also sucked because of the drizzle and the fact that my stomach hurt and my calves and shins hurt. Quite unusual. Hopefully tomorrow's run will be better.

1 comment:

Breathinstephen said...

Honestly, I don't know how you live with that crazy weather.

Thanks for the kind comment. Coming from you it means a lot. Do you realize that we go back 4 years now? Who woulda thunk either of us would still be around. I guess exercise really does help!