The plan today was to run 8 miles at marathon pace or a bit faster (7:20ish pace). I’m still working my miles back up from the Marathon 2 Marathon, but I like to have a long mid week run to remind myself that I am actually training to lug my ass over 26.2 miles – not half a mile around a track.
The run started a bit late because, you guessed it, I had to go to the bathroom. Or rather, I KNEW that I had to go but I couldn’t get things “moving”. So, after an hour of sitting around, the deed was done and I was out on the road. At 6am it was hot, but not ungodly hot. I needed to take Wednesday off running because of work, so the miles clicked by seemingly unnoticed. When I am running well, my mind
As I ran along, thinking about god knows what, I saw people riding horses (surprisingly popular in Phoenix), a family of ducks (that I am sure that Jamoosh’s duck would love to get to know), and even some kids horsing around pretending to fish (while probably getting into trouble – what 11 year old kid do you know that gets up at 6am to fish by themselves???). Over the hour that it took me to run, I saw a few golfers, some road construction workers standing around, and even someone pulled over by a cop. Trust me, all of these things are what passes as excitement in the burbs.
I LOVE the ladies, but I started to get a bit disheartened that there weren’t any guys on the road sweating it out with me. There were 2 guys who road past me on their bikes, and one guy who was riding a bike with his wife (or lover, maybe a mistress - whatever) but none running. Where were they all at?! Were they pumping iron, flexing their muscles while bumping chests with each other at the gym? Or, maybe the 80 degree heat was too much and they were on the treadmill? Either way, as I waived a sweaty hi and gave a raspy “hello” to the groups of gals that passed me, it almost became comical at the lack of man bits jumbling about.
Question to the dudes: Do you see many other dudes while out on the run? (Do you still use the word "dude"?)
Question to the ladies: