Today’s Agenda: 13-mile run
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,