I wasn’t sure I was going to make it out today after my long run yesterday, but I did manage to get 4 miles in. I just did a loop around my neighborhood – to the Southwest Community Center and back past Alpenrose Dairy. I thought it would be a good run because it looked all sunny outside, but then I accidentally ran under the un-sunny part and it hailed all over me. It was kind of painful, but it didn’t last long.
I’ve done this run for a long time, or at least some variation of it. It’s kind of boring, but there aren’t that many good places to run from my house. One time probably eight years ago, I was doing that route and as I was coming back, I came to this little sidewalk island right before crossing Beaverton-Hillsdale, and tripped on the curb and fell really bad. That kind of thing doesn’t usually bother me too much, but the light there is really long and there’s lots of cars, and I had to stand there forever while I had blood all over me and everyone stared at me. Now I’m extra careful there. Here’s a visual in case you don’t understand what I’m talking about (you might need to click on the picture to see it more clearly – my paint skills aren’t what they used to be):
The good news is that today I did not trip, and when I was standing there listening to my ipod, the song “Steal My Sunshine” came on, and that song is so weird. I’m not sure why I’m equating that to good news, but it was entertaining I guess.
The extra good news, is that my Commemorative Bottle Opener Style Medallion from the Shamrock Run finally arrived! It looks like this (my camera battery is dead so I had to scan it):
I’m super excited about this because I’ve never had a thing that was both a medal (which shows how awesome I am) and a bottle opener (a thing that can help me drink better). That’s like the best combination of things ever. I can’t wait to go to a bar and demand that they open my drink with my Commemorative Bottle Opener Style Medallion.
Miles run this week: 28
Miles run in 2010: 291
That is the coolest bottle opener I have ever seen. PBR lids will come off soooo smoothly now.
i can’t wait until you use that bottle opener to open a beer that you’re giving me at your new apartment. i might even give you a compliment about how good of a runner you are.