However, there are some hazards with running in my hometown. They include:
There's also the "hazard" of running into (literally) people you know. However, I actually like doing that. And, yes, I got do to so while out running! I passed a former coworker and we stopped to chat for a bit. I admit that I miss many of my former coworkers and, since I haven't gotten back to town on a weekday, I haven't had a chance to stop in a say "hi". So, it was nice to stop for a few minutes and catch up. Plus, he told me all about all my other coworkers who are on Facebook so now I can stay caught up with them virtually.
It was also nice to stop for a few minutes because I was struggling with the last few miles of my run. I think it was a combination of the 3 Blue Moons I'd had the night before, the lack of a substantial dinner or breakfast, and the fact that I forgot to bring a water bottle with me on the run and the sun came out while I was out there. Combine all those things and you have a run that goes fabulously for the first 4 miles and then comes to slow plod for the last 3 miles. I had to stop and walk twice in those last 3 miles. I know this is not the end of the world, but I still don't have to like it.
Overall, I managed to do all 7 in an average of 10:29 minutes per mile. Not my best time ever, but these are supposed to be the long, slow miles, right?
And, as always, the stats:
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P.S. I am woefully behind on reading blogs. I hope to catch up this week. If not, I'll get caught up this weekend.