Earl, the Dead Cat

Sat, June 25
Ran 6.35 miles
Time: 1:10:29; Average Pace: 11’05”

Today’s run was pretty great! It was a nice cool morning – about 62 degrees with a nice breeze. I ran a bit of a different route today just to mix it up a bit. I ended up a little further from home so I ran a bit extra (was only supposed to run 6). There were quite a few hills going this route, but I only walked once and only for about 15 seconds. Early on in the run – like within the first mile I ran into (almost literally) a dead cat. One of the benefits of running on the side of the road. Yuck. I actually had to jump over it. It was really gross. I didn’t want to took at it, but just like an accident I could not look away! Let’s just say I know what a cat x-ray would look like. All I could think about was that stuffed animal out back in the 90’s that was a gray, flat, cat called, “Earl, the Dead Cat”. Now, that I have thoroughly grossed you out, and myself for the second time, I’ll move on….

I registered Nick and I for the Firecracker Run (4 miler) on July 4 in Stow. I’m excited to run it with him! Zach will be doing the 3K run too. My inlaws will be visiting that weekend (yay!) so I’m hoping they may want to come down to cheer us on and take pics! My goal is to beat my time from last year of 42:12. I’m pretty sure I can do it. I added up my time at the four mile mark this morning and it was less than that so that is a good sign. Nick is going to pace us at a 10 minute mile pace. I just hope I don’t hurl!!! Sorry, more gross talk!

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