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Returned From Mississippi

It’s been awhile, but I still have been running. I was in Mississippi for three weeks, and didn’t have much access or time to post, but I did run while I was away. I got in 8 runs and some walks–all outside–so I got my June milage to almost 40 for June, which for my crazy location and schedule is a good total.

I didn’t get pictures for each run and I had to stay on campus, so my running became a bit tedious. Still, there are some fun shots along the way. Because I had to stay around campus and also had limited time, I also wasn’t able to go a bit more than 3 to 4 miles.

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Most of the time I ran by myself, but there was two times where I ran with one of the other NEH participants. We were in Jackson, Mississippi and stayed at Jackson State University, so the pictures were all around the area of JSU.

The first week of running was hot and muggy. Even running early in the morning, every breath would feel like my lungs were getting waded down. Then, there was a number of raining afternoons and the mugginess disappeared. I loved running once the breathing didn’t become an exercise in and of itself.

All in all, it was a pretty decent month since I got to get in some running and didn’t have to run on a treadmill inside.

But, my foot is hurting a bit. I’m a little worried that I might have a bit of planter fasciitis. I ran on Monday, but I’m waiting until tomorrow (Friday) to run again. In the meantime, I’m also going to have to do a bit of biking and maybe possibly get into the pool again.

Here’s my shot from my run when I finally returned home. Nice to have the trains back again.

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Another Day, Another Run

Since I know I’m not going to run tomorrow, I decided to head out again today. It was pretty nice out again this morning. Not as nice as yesterday, but it worked. I spent a bit of time deciding how I wanted to run. For some reason, I just didn’t have it in me to do the out and back down Ward to Grant, so I went down Carroll and then weaved around a bit. I looked for a bit of shade and then found my way to Adams. I ran down Adams and then looped back to finish off my run. I only did 3, but it was just fine.

I did find tracks towards the beginning of my run and wasn’t sure if I’d come back to them, so I snagged some photos while I could.

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It was a nice run. I felt a little tired toward the end and wasn’t sure how long I would go. I ended up knowing that I could just make it 3. I continued catching up on This American Life on my run. I started listening to Kindness of Strangers, which was pretty good.

Jack and I also biked a few miles. We biked around town a bit and then to the library so he could get another book. Good times.

I am headed to Chicago at 7 a.m. tomorrow morning. Then, I’ll be in Chicago until 8 p.m. when I head out to Jackson, MS for the next three weeks. It should be fun, but I also hear it’ll be really H-O-T, so I’m not sure if I’ll be running outside or end up at the Rec Center. We’ll see. Until then.