In the motion picture Forrest Gump, one day, for no particular reason, Forrest decides to go for a little run. It ended up being not so little as it lasted for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours. I had a bit of a Forrest Gump run myself today. Obviously I didn’t run nearly as long. And I have a purpose for my training. Considering it’s an off week for the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC) I needed to fly solo. I don’t much like running alone. I enjoy the company of others during the long runs. I arrived home a bit later than expected today from a brief trip to Vermont for a surprise birthday party last night. I hadn’t mapped out a course for my run. Like Forrest, I just walked out my door and started running.
A little carbo loading last night before the run on Saturday (at the party):
Running through Davis Square, Somerville (5.25 miles):
Passing through Harvard Square (8.5 miles):
Almost home making my way through Belmont Center. Here’s my local beer proprietor (they’re wicked awesome):
Another 15+ miles on the Adidas:
Done (pace was 9:23; see GPS for more):
Here’s the route (go here for the Garmin):
And, the reward:
I pinged Ezra Friday with a status update and he hot back first thing Saturday morning. He mentioned wanting to get going on a blog post. I hope he finds the inspiration to pen something soon. In the meantime, check out the most recent photos on his photography site here. He uploaded some new material yesterday morning. Here’s one I really like:
Oh, quickly, on the fundraising from I sailed past my minimum on Friday. One lovely soul gave $100 back in February and gave another $100 because she really wanted me hit the $4000 mark! Wow. In addition, an high school friend I haven’t seen in 32 years donated $100 which brings the total to $4100. Wow. How’s that for big love?!
If you’d like to donate, select the wicked laaaahge DONATE! link at the top of the page to navigate to my DFMC 2014 Fundraising Page.