Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Back from North Carolina
I returned to Huntsville this evening from an 8-day trip to North Carolina to visit my daughter and her family. She is married to a Marine and they live in government housing at Camp Lejeune on the coast. I had not been there before and was surprised how big the base is (246 square miles). I flew up on Tuesday and got in a run that evening. The base has miles and miles of well-maintained 6-foot asphalt running trails. No loose dogs on the base. In fact, Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mix dogs are not allowed on the base. One day, I got a a 3-mile run on the beach. My lower back was really sore and stiff the next day. However, I did manage to get in a run everyday, including a couple 3-mile+ runs. During one of my runs, I got caught in a storm, with heavy train and lightning. Monday of this week was running streak day 2,500. When I got home this evening, I ran an unplanned route in the avenues. It turned out to be 1.7 miles.