Sunday, March 13, 2011

Solo Long Run

Is this winter ever going to end!?! Yesterday's group run was cancelled due to a blizzard that shut down pretty much everything in the area. Today the weather is cool but bright and sunny. I made it through all thirteen miles scheduled for today, but the last couple of miles were a struggle. I just ran out of gas. I need to tweak my refueling strategy a little. I guess it's all a learning process.

I bumped into some of the people from the training class who were also getting their miles in today. I'm always amazed at the number of runners out there. I guess it's like buying a new car and then seeing identical cars everywhere.

Last Wednesday's run was sort of strange. It started out really well. The miles flew by, and I felt great. I got down to where the bike path skirts around the golf course when I really noticed what a beautiful evening it was. I had the path to myself with the stars shining above. I rounded a curve and was blasted by the lights from some earth moving equipment. I suddenly became aware of the huge piles of clay being worked into dikes. Fargo is full on into flood preparation. It stopped me in my tracks, my good mood quickly changed to something more somber. It was one of the craziest mood swing I've ever experienced. Everyone in this area is definitely hoping for minimal flooding. It all depends on the weather now.

I found the following Venn diagram for those people who fly frequently. It should give you great comfort to know you are in capable hands at the airport.

People Who Are Paid To Touch Your Junk
 Have a great week.


  1. Hey Brother, The training and body insights apparently never stop. Your perseverance, especially in Fargo weather, is incredible.
    Love your Venn, but still trying to figure out PI day. Looks like I resort to Mother Google (again) - Let's hope for a gradual thaw this spring. You don't need any tsunami's in Fargo.

  2. And Mother Google replied with her normal spectrum of fact and fancy. Larry Shaw looked a bit like someone who would start a day honoring the concept of PI. I should have asked Barbara, the family math geek. So it goes -