I ran 8.09 miles in 1:15:03.<br />
Today was the first time, aside from running on trails, that I ventured out to run on the roads since my friend, Buddy, was killed by a hit n run driver while he was out running a few weeks back. As I approached my first hill on Bonds Ranch Rd, a large truck came flying over the pinnacle of the hill, probably doing about 70 mph while veering into the shoulder I was running on. I thought to myself, is it really worth it??? I turned around and headed home safe n sound. I will be sticking with running trails, the treadmill, and other places that have sidewalks. It is truly amazing the level of stupidity of the drivers on the road. It was dark so I couldn't see what a lot of drivers were doing, but my guess would be texting, checking their Facebook, or just being knuckle heads. I have ran this loop countless times, and never thought about it in terms of my mortality, but today it all came home. Farewell to all the mindless nimrods on the road in the wee hours of the morning. (besides... I kind of hate running on the road. Give me my dirt single track all day long baby)
Tonight I teach my 5pm Spin Class and am going to try to run another 5 miles if I can find the time. WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY???