Okay running peeps, so I am normally totally optimistic about things but I am also a firm believer in being real!
|Here’s little ol me excited to try out the CamelBak and get a good long run in…blindly optimistic.|
ME: “Hello ma’am (as I’m huffing and puffing and obviously spent) do you think I could grab just a plain cup of water?”
MEAN MCDs Lady: “That will be 27 CENTS.”
ME: “I am so sorry but I didn’t bring any change on my run. Just a small cup of water?”
MEAN MCDs Lady: “Sorry, but that will be 27 CENTS.”
ME: “REALLY???? But it’s so hot out there and I’m running low on water…it’s really just so hot!”
MEAN MCDs Lady: “Sorry. No water then.”
Now I do not have a potty mouth but WHAT THE !@#$%^&*
It is truly a sad day when a runner can not get a simple cup of water. Especially over $0.27. Now I am not a cheapskate I would have willingly paid my $0.27 but as it were at that moment I didn’t have anything. Next time I go for a run, I will be sure to keep some change…But McDs won’t be getting it!
Gah. It was so muggy and nasty. After mile 12 I wanted to quit. But I couldn’t. My truck was still 6 miles away…so kept going and just prayed I didn’t
pass out die. I had three gels over the course but I don’t think it was quite enough. Took it very, very slow. Took two walk breaks. I just wanted to stop. So. So. BAD. My last 20 miler was way more awesome than this crap. Weather was cooler, I had more gels, I didn’t have to walk hardly at all…This week has been crap. CRAP. CRAP. CRAP. (How many times have I typed crap now?) Ever have a week where you don’t hit any of your time/distance goals??
|Nasty nasty! This picture does not do my sweat any justice.|
NOW, for the good news…The run started off so nice, really quite pleasant! I decided in the first mile to show you all a bit of our beautiful Pisgah Forest running trail. One of many! I spent a good few miles on the trails today. The OBX Marathon as I understand has about three miles of trail…So I try to add trail in often.
|Art Loeb is one of the easier trails, unless of course you choose the challenging course of Art Loeb!|
|The first bridge you cross. Love this bridge.|