Lame (also, lamest 100th post ever!)

Last night was the best running night in Arlington since early last spring… and I didn’t run. Boo. If wait […]

By on September 18, 2007 | Leave a reply

Last night was the best running night in Arlington since early last spring… and I didn’t run. Boo. If wait four or five months every year for this day and I didn’t take advantage of it. There’s no secret that I hate (yes, hate) DC summers and last night definitely marked it’s end. What stopped me from running, I was on my knees scrubbing a floor with wicked toxic adhesive remover in hopes that I can sand it tonight and eventually make the room usable. Fun. Not sure my lungs will ever be the same. I had planned on running later, but that never happened and by the time I had cleaned up my tools, It was after midnight, I was tired and nauseous, and a run just wasn’t going to happen.

I did indulge myself for 15 minutes when all was scrubbed and done. I whipped up some tortellini/vegetable stock soup, put on my Petzl Tikka Plus, went out in my backyard, and read from The World Without Us as I ate dinner. It was absolutely gorgeous out! As much as I hate DC sumer, I love autumn.

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Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.