Friday, February 23, 2007

TOL - Building Character

Back from Vegas! A few days in Las Vegas is plenty for anyone. I arrived there the afternoon of the NBA All Star game. What a zoo!! There were people everywhere. All of the cabbies, bartenders and wait staff I talked to said they hope the All Star game never comes back. They said the crowds were the worst behaved they had ever seen. There were 4 shootings that weekend and well over 300 arrests. It makes me wonder about the type of people who came to this event.

While away I found it hard to get any running in. Late nights do not mix well with early morning runs. I did get out for a nice 3.5 miler on the Strip. What a strange place to run. People still dressed in their formal clothes and clutching drink glasses wandering out of the casinos looking a little disoriented. While several runners are making their way up and down the strip. Pretty strange.

Today was scheduled for my long run. I needed to get 10 miles in for the day. I knew this would be one of those "character building" runs. I was sore and my heart was just not in the game. But, I managed to eek out 9.8 miles in 1 hour 50 minutes. Every step building just a little character. It is good to get back to my regular schedule.

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1 comment:

Kevin said...

Welcome back from SinCity man! I have never been, but I know Adam and Steve both talk about it not being very "runner friendly".
And there is nothing worse that running 10 miles when your heart isn't in it, but I totally agree with you, what an awesome character builder. Congrats!!