"Ready, ready, ready, ready, ready to run
All I'm ready to do is have some fun"
Sometimes running is not so fun, like last Thursday... with a high temperature of 97, six miles was not something to enjoy, but something to do and get out of the way. But I did it, and with a stellar high of 96, today looks like a repeat.
Friday night, on the other hand, was amazing! I had sooo much fun! My friend Ken was celebrating his birthday with an all-night trail run. I've run at night, and I've run some trails, but I've never run trails at night, so this was quite a new experience for me - one I hope to repeat soon, and often!
While I didn't actually run all night, I did run until around midnight when we took a break for some pizza and homemade cheesecake (compliments of Ken's wife!) I got in a little over 8 miles, broke in my new trail shoes, and managed to trip and stumble about 50 times, but contrary to a rumour floating around on Trail Zombie's blog, I never actually fell - and that is NOT my bloody, hairy knee!!
I pulled into my driveway at 2 am, managed to toss and turn and get maybe an hour sleep before I got up and headed out to meet my road group for another 4 miles! What a day!
I met some great people and I hope to have the opportunity to run with them again - of course, I'm sure I was holding them back, so they may not feel the same way about me!!
So anyway, here are some pics from the festivities... Thanks Ken!
In front - Ken. In back (L-R) - Me, Johnny, Glenn, Arnold, Brian, Roman, Kathy, and Bill
I don't actually remember us taking this picture... hmm...
But I do remember this one...
Brian, Arnold, Bee-Sting Bob (??? I just write what I'm told), Glenn, Bill, Me, and Ken
Takin' a break
Pizza, Watermelon, Homemade Cheesecake with strawberry sauce!
Me and Kathy
Saturday morning - my new 'do