I once again planned to run in the morning- eight miles, probably a Woodley. When I woke up at 6, I tried to hide under every blanket I had and had I been of clearer mind, I would have hid under the bed. I figured if I started before noon, it would count as a morning run, but as noon approached, I just wasn't having it.
I rescheduled my dinner plans so I could go home, run and crash, because I was feeling pretty awful. I left my bag of running clothes in my office so I wouldn't have to bring anything for practice Wednesday, and thought I was pretty clever. At least until I was back in Falls Church and noticed I didn't have my house keys...because they were in my backpack...at work.
So I headed back to Capitol Hill exclusively to get my keys and head right back. By 7:45, when I got home, I decided to start running some of my neighborhood loops backwards. It doesn't work with all of them, because some stretches, like Idylwood, are kind of boring and I need to be warmed up and deadened to boredom, but it worked for Woodley. Coming down Highland is always pleasant, as is the Allan section. I managed 6:20 pace for 8.1 miles. I ended up finishing my run 14 hours after I had planned... That'll do, Pig, that'll do...
3 days ago