Less than 100 miles to go on these shoes 'til I retire them. At the rate I'm going it will be 2024.
I was only going to run one loop today, but as I approached Adobe Rd. I saw Rich Porter with whom I go to church approaching from the other side. He had a pretty good pace going, and I was going to give him five. Right when I was about to put my hand out he swerved way out of the way and got off the canal road. My first thought was, "Did he know I wanted to give him five, but he didn't want me to, so he swerved?" But I thought it was too dramatic of a swerve, so maybe there was someone or something coming up behind me. So I looked back and saw him doing a 360 so that he could run with me. That was nice. He asked which way I was going so I said, "I might as well do one more loop." We ran together for the last loop which means I probably slowed him down. Truth is, he sped me up. We talked about the recent announcement our church had about withdrawing from the Boy Scouts and focusing on other things for the development of our youth.