Emily's in the hospital so I didn't run yesterday. A lady from church brought dinner over last night, and I ate a bunch of brownies, so I had to run today. This morning Lady Liberty was wearing pink gloves instead of purple. Also a City of Mesa worker was out policing the recycle bins on my street. Apparently styrofoam isn't an acceptable material for recycling. Also, apparently styrofoam isn't a recognized word by my spell checker.
I was looking at the results for London's Run yesterday, and Ox's name wasn't in the results. I texted him and told him that I hoped I didn't get him disqualified. He contacted the race director and got it squared away. But it did get me thinking about whether or not I should have been out there running on the course. At first I thought it wasn't a big deal to just run the last five miles with him as long as I didn't cross the finish line, use the portajohns, drink the water/powerade, take any gus, etc. I've read a lot of blog reports about people who finish and go back out and run their friends in. I guess that's the difference though. They paid to be in the race. So, I hope I didn't do anything too terribly unethical.
Cool things that happened at London's Run - I chased two coyotes out of the farm fields. Ox threw a cup of powerade in his face. I didn't run the last 600 feet through the chute, and I told an older couple that I just couldn't make it.
Time - 45:51 (avg. pace 8:20)
Splits - 8:22, 8:08, 8:16, 8:25, 8:27, 4:14
Distance - 5 miles
Time - 42:53 (avg. pace 8:35)
Splits - 8:48, 8:36, 8:39, 8:38, 8:13
In your face Shimelle!