It just occurred to me that I’ve been running a lot lately, and not blogging at all. I couldn’t possibly catch you up on all the running I’ve done, but I can write a very short post about my run today. Specifically, what I thought about while I ran.
Course: My house to Pittock Mansion and back home again (via SW trails and the Wildwood).
Distance: 12 miles
Weather: Cool and foggy
Select thoughts from my head while I ran:
- Why is that bird just sitting there in those leaves? Why is its wing all weird looking? Is it injured? Should I catch it and nurse it to health? How would I do that? Should I find a rock and bash its head in to end its suffering?
- How badass is it that I can run all the way to Pittock Mansion from my house?
- This fog is making the forest look insane, I should take a picture. Holy crap, this is an awesome picture. I really wish people didn’t post beautiful pictures of the trees in Forest Park covered in fog all the time so I could feel like this one was special. I’m going to post it anyway.
I also wore my brand new On Cloudflows today, after officially wearing out my first pair. My feet were hurting when I ran more than a couple of miles, and I wasn’t sure if it was the increase in mileage or my old shoes that was doing it. I think it was both.
And, for old time’s sake:
Miles ran this week: 21.3
Miles ran in 2018: 320