Monday, September 19, 2016
Distance: 3.28 miles
Avg Pace: 8:33
Route: Forest Hill Loop
He asked how fast I run. Right now? I said. I thought of my recent outings. They have not been impressive. Eight and a half? I ventured, hopefully. So I was, in a way, committed.
Climate: hot and humid
Making our way through the woods he observed how dark it was getting, he's never been in these woods after dark.
Recently my wife got this headlamp, which was using in lieu of an actual lamp, in bed, because mine was broken. I imagined using that for a run after dark. What would I encounter? Skunks? Punks?
Just then I realized I wasn't really looking very far ahead of me, distracted in my thoughts and keeping my feet safely on the path. I looked up and saw a large deer, several yards ahead, swiftly make its way out of the path. It was glaring at me.