i think you could fry an egg on franklin street
today i completed 9 miles finishing at 12:15 pm, again with a 3-digit RealFeel temp of 102F. let me tell you: i was Really Feeling it! i actually felt sort of borderline ill when i got home. i downed at least 3 glasses of cold liquid — first my new favorite, POM and (generic) pellegrino, and then 2 more of straight filtered agua.
thankfully, starting next week i can go back to morning running, at least for a little while. in fact, as i’ve warned josh several times, RUNNING BOOT CAMP at our house begins on monday. see, josh has said multiple times that he really wishes he could fit in running, but his schedule is as such:
6:15 AM: leave house to get to work
8:30 PM: (on an average day) arrive back home
and that’s just when he is not on call. yeesh! definitely gives me the perspective i need to see that my life really ISN’T all that tough!
anyway, with these kinds of hours, there is only one logical time a run fits in there. and that time is — get ready for it — 5:00 AM, or thereabouts. i would not feel safe running outside at this time alone, but with josh it seems fine. and i think that both of us will actually have some fun with this.
since i have to get to work by 7 for the next ~2 months, this experimental schedule will work for me. it does mean that on AM running days, my precious AM writing time is going to have to be moved to the evenings. not the ideal time for my creative sparks to fly, but i’ll deal with it. somehow.
well, for 2 and a half weeks, anyway. anticlimactic it is, but i’m still glad i will get a break from this every-other-night-in-the-hospital business. it got old fast. josh and i will be post-call together in the AM, and how sweet it will be!
i want to be this guy! seriously, check it out. it’s 5 seconds, but i bet you won’t be able to watch it just once . . .
found on the great fitness experiment