So with the temperatures yesterday only in the high 70s, there was no reason not to run other than laziness! So on went the running shoes and off I went. I spent half of the run trying to decide whether I should just turn my four-mile run into a three-mile run or at least not run up the hill at Pancoast! I did neither once I was over the hump at 2 miles and was heading down Pancoast, I was able to tell myself, 2.5 down 1.5 to go, and then 3 down 1 to go, etc and I finally made it all the way to the end, all 4 miles of it in the record shattering time (can you read the sarcasm in the words?) of 45:25 – oh boy! The splits 1 – 10:21 2- 11:43 uphill 3 – 11:07 downhill 4 12:14 ugh!! Hey what can I say I’m old and it’s my first run since July 28!! Let’s hope that it gets better. Oh and I also have the excuse, that it’s August, a month when my hay fever allergy keeps me perpetually tired!!
The soundtrack for the run was the latest album from a band that is new to me. Mustered Courage’s latest Powerlines. Now I am going to write a more extensive post about this bluegrass band from “down under”! Yes you read that correctly they are from Australia and they can cook up some tasty bluegrass with the likes of Old Crow Medicine show and other progressive bluegrass bands!
For now though let’s just have a taste of their music! Here’s the official video for the song “Standing by Your Side” which kicked off my run yesterday in fine fashion!