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Possibly an end to my morning runs?

Monday, May 11th, 2009

I was just thinking that the evenings are getting long enough that I could run after Ruthann gets home from work during weeks where she doesn’t have night meetings. It has been a really long time since I have done an evening run, the last evening run I did that I can remember was last winter during basketball’s regular season. I remember listening to Blazer games while running, but I also remember it being dark, so it must have been more winter than spring. Actually that may have been two years ago. Anyway, I think I will give it a try this week as once it gets too warm I’ll need to go back to my mornings.

Today I did a longer run, about 7.5 miles. The big excitement was finding another bathroom at the Art Dept. at Reed. Well, sort of found one anyway. I ended up using the women’s as the men’s was gross (that’s all I’ll say about it). But it is a better fit with my route than going down to west campus. Whooo hoo! Soon the park’s bathrooms will be open again and I won’t have to worry about it. Plus I expect that once summer hits the locks will go up again.

I ran the canyon this morning and it was beautiful. The skunk cabbage are getting ready to bloom and the grasses are about 3-4 feet high which creates a canyon within the canyon for the path. Very cool to run in. So far I haven’t noticed the humidity change down there, but soon it will get oppressive. One loop in the canyon and I can shed 10 pounds!