After my slow run on the Greenway yesterday at lunch, I figured I needed to redeem myself, and put some good miles on my shoes.
Today, the only way I was gonna get some miles in was to do them after work. That puts me out there right at sunset, which is a time I really don’t like to run.
Tonight, I needed some miles though, so I hit the trail about 30 minutes before sunset.
I ran west, into the sunset, and frankly, it was beautiful. And I was chugging right along at a great pace. I have a traffic light that I hit on the course, and at this one was a particular jerk-driven Corvette who decided after the light turned red to not only stop beyond the stop line, but essentially but the wide backside of his sportswear across the pedestrian crosswalk. I thought about doing a lap around his car, but it’s a quick light, so I only turned around and applauded his stopping prowess as I went past the back side of his Chevy.
However, that patent disregard for me on the trail put me in a pretty foul mood, and that translated into keeping a nice pace through the rest of the course. And once I hit my turnaround, I was facing the moonrise.
Again, I was facing such a beautiful sky as I returned to my Jeep via the eastbound trail. And once again, I had good speed through the second half of the course.
With the sun having set, the temperature started to drop, and the radiant heat I was enjoying from our glowing ball o’ goodness was gone. It started getting cold, and conveniently, I was back at the Jeep.
It was nice to have a good run today, although once again, upon getting home, my left knee started getting funky. I’m gonna have to ensure that I do good things for that knee, as I have a few more runs to get in this year!
This race benefitted Doctors Without Borders.