Running more

I’ve been running a good bit lately, and I’ve really been enjoying it. While there is a huge difference between my life and job in Greenville, and I am much happier now, I still need to burn off some frustrations. I’m also starting to realize how much of an effect that playing soccer all through my formative years has had on me. I don’t play anymore, but I can still compete and be athletic with running. It’s so weird to not have soccer in my life. I had a few years when I really didn’t mind not playing, but now it’s like every other day that I wish I were playing. I miss so much of soccer, and not just the matches (to be honest, I barely remember any of them anyhow thanks to my godawful memory), but for so many aspects. But running has really filled the gap that competitive soccer hasn’t.

Anyhow, I’ve been training for a marathon, and I’ve just recently signed up for the Asheville half marathon on September 18 thanks to some help from Scott. I know I’m ready for it at this point, but I really want to beat my time from the Atlanta half marathon in 2007. It’s funny to think that I ran that along with Sara Nichols and Matt Schultz. I haven’t seen them in years, and it’s really underlining the fact that time really seems to be speeding up.

I’m not old and don’t think that I’m close to being old. But I do feel like things are slightly speeding by me more and more. I certainly don’t feel like I’m going to be 28 in a week.

Anyhow, I ran ten miles on Sunday. I’ve done more previously, and in some odd circumstances (such as with a broken hand and near blackout drunk on Halloween one year), but this felt a lot better than any previous long run. I wasn’t struggling (or dry heaving) and I felt strong at the finish, like I could have gone a lot farther.

Oh, so the photo. I found this about to fall down a drain while on one of my early morning runs.

By |August 24th, 2010|Found On My Run, Photo, Running|4 Comments

Found On My Run

I actually found this the same day that I found this little gem. It appears that SGI is a server company. This was sitting in the grass next to the St. Francis Hospital parking lot.

By |March 21st, 2010|Found On My Run, Running|0 Comments

Found On My Run

So I was out running the other day, and passed this by. From a few feet away, it looked pretty odd. After picking it up, it still looked pretty odd. I’ve tried to remove any real identifying info, just because. I really don’t understand the date in the top left though. Is this sheet really 8-9 years old?

Most of the time I just see trash while on my runs around here, but I love finding random stuff like this.

By |March 19th, 2010|Found On My Run, Running|1 Comment

Found On My Run

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On a run the other week, I contemplated starting a new website called Found On My Run. I tend to pass by something mildly interesting on each run, and sometimes I’m sure there’s some sort of story behind the items. Anyhow, I thought about a separate website, but I suppose I can just post it all here.

This sign/placard/whatever was once secured to a drain for a sewer in Greenville, but it came off somehow.  It’s been sitting around for months in the same place, and the City has actually replaced it.  For some reason they left this one sitting around. It’s some sort of metal and was stuck to the sidewalk/drain with what looks like Liquid Nails.

By |December 9th, 2009|Found On My Run, Running|2 Comments