Rainbows & Road Rash
I’ve just seen the time, so this’ll be short. I went for a run this evening along the beach to the lighthouse. At the weekend, I bought a hydration belt thing, as I just couldn’t get on with the Camelbak-type thing - it requires too much suck to make drinking on the run a real option. So I was also giving this it’s first outing.
I thought that it’d stopped raining when I set off. It’s funny how looks can be deceiving, isn’t it? For the first half mile, it was fairly pouring down, and the pavement was awash. Lovely. Wet feet. In fact, it was because of this that I decided to run along the sand rather than the promenade - I figure that I wouldn’t be getting any wetter!
Once the rain stopped, it was great running weather, complete with the most amazing rainbows over the sea. I mean really stunning and lurid in colour - like you’d given a child a box of fluorescent pens and told them to go wild. Just a real pity that I hadn’t taken my camera with me!
Talking of children - the Road Rash part of this post’s title. Daughter’s joined the club - she was riding her bike with some friends around our triangle of back lanes, and took a corner a little too fast. Lots of noise, but no real harm done - all part of growing up. We had the conversation about how much fun cycling is, and sometimes it goes wrong . . . but the fun far outweighs the “OUCH!”, and now she knows what not to do. She’ll be back on that bike just as soon as it stops raining.
- Type: Run
- Date: 06/27/2007
- Total Time: 00:38:38.00
- Distance: 5 miles
- Average Pace: 7:43.32/mile