Friday, September 23, 2005

Beautiful day in Southeast Houston.

So far so good...

And it was beautiful this morning. Clear skies, cool breeze, no traffic at all. How could I resist a nice 4 miler this morning?
But the wind is picking up already. The trees outside are swaying more than I've seen them sway before, and it's still 18 hours or so before Rita's landfall.

Rita is expected to hit the coast sometime in the very early morning tomorrow, and my running schedule for tomorrow morning says "18 miles" so that's what I'm going to do. You can't argue with the schedule. It doesn't say "18 miles: weather permitting," or "18 miles: if you feel like it", it says "18 miles." And surely, doing stupid things and putting myself at risk is a great way to attract readers.

This will be just the first of the rediculously stupid things I'll do and then blog about on this site. Maybe next week, I'll run 15 miles in the hottest part of the day with no water. I'll run 16 miles consisting solely of laps on the Kemah bridge. I'll run 10 miles down I-45 during rush hour traffic - in the HOV lane! I'll use my RunningBuddy2000 to avoid the hassles from the cops about single people using the HOV lane.

That's just the tip of the iceberg. Stay tuned to see what stupid things I'll do.

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