Saturday, August 08, 2009

Thunder & Lightning

St Croix Valley Runners regular 5-mile run. Lots of people this morning, despite the Gopher to Badger Half Marathon, which always attracts several of our runners. We even had a new runner, Lisa, who ran way out in front with New Dave. Hope she keeps coming - I’m sure that several of our speediest runners can keep up with her or at least challenge her.

I ran a modest pace, intending to run a 1/4 marathon race (6.55 mi) less than an hour later. It was an enjoyable run, with breath enough to chat a bit with other runners. Time was 46:10, pace 9:14.

A half hour later we three showed up for the Huff & Puff 5k and 1/4 Marathon, just as the thunder and lightning also showed up. Believing that it’s about as smart to run in lightning as it is to golf in lightning, we just collected our shirts and drove home. As far as we know, no one was hurt. We certainly weren’t.

I love this breakfast
Post-run breakfast: Oatmeal and fruit. I do so love this season, when organic fruit and berries are so plentiful and fresh and delicious.

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