Day 33: Dry heat is an energy drainer

Today’s Agenda:  13-mile run
Time –
Pace –

Welcome world,

My third run in three days, in three states.  This time it was in Arizona’s Lake Havasu.  The low today was 91 degrees with a high 115 degrees.

Melissa and I started the run at 5:00 a.m. and it was warm.  At least the sun wasn’t up and there was a coolness in the air.  The scenery was beautiful.

Passing by the houses, I noticed the lawns were all rocked.  There were Cacti everywhere and before heading out, we were warned to watch out for rattle snakes – thankfully we never had to experience that situation.

We ran out of town and onto some dirt paths.  I faced some massive hills and it was quite challenging.  By this point we had barely covered 2 miles and were beginning a run/walk method.  Otherwise, there was no way we were going to finish this run.

By mile 4 we finally reached flat ground.  There was a bit of gravel and I took a fall.  Cut my shoulder and knee.  It was painful but not as bad as when later Melissa sprayed antiseptic on it.

I cleaned up in a gas station.  Melissa bought us an Amp.  Then we took off to finish the last 7 miles.

The sun was up.  The heat kept rising.  We increased the walking and ended on the London Bridge.  Not a replica, the real deal.

It was bought by the city and shipped from London to Arizona.  How that was done is a mystery.

I have tons of pictures to post but need to find the cord – which I probably forgot like my medicine.

Word of Advice:  Nature is awesome.  I forgot my iPod in Cali. and Melissa didn’t charge her Touch, forcing us to run with nature as the background music.  It was incredible.  Granted we were in a beautiful setting here but it is something I would want to do again, with Melissa.

Go out and fill your passion bucket,



About kdenny01

I became a father at 32 years. Hadley Elise has given me so much joy and has been another chapter in my life telling me not to be afraid. Fatherhood is awesome.
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2 Responses to Day 33: Dry heat is an energy drainer

  1. melissa says:

    Awww….I would do it again with you too!

  2. Carol says:

    What an adventuresome run you had! And challenging. Glad to hear the fall wasn’t to bad. Love Mom

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