The penultimate run report. It's special, because it allows us to use the word penultimate. Penultimate events occur just as often as final events (as long as there are at least 2 events) but doesn't get the same fanfare. So with this run report, we salute all the underappreciated and often ignored penultimate event.
Angela L and Pam M were off their running game this week. First it was the rains of Monday (coupled with a little car trouble). Pam decided to quarantine starting on Tuesday due to a very weird interaction with a stranger, but Angela got out for a walk on Wednesday. After Pam's test came back negative on Saturday afternoon, they went out for a social distancing walk. Yes, Pam wore her mask, and also put a filter in it. She huffed and puffed through most of it but she reports that it was good to have some in-person human interaction. Pam just broke her own rule by writing more than 3 sentences, but we're giving her a break since she had a tough week.
LIang H. and Aiyun L. are back at C&O canal lock 21. Our Sunday morning 5K run was very pleasant. More people are coming out doing outdoor exercise.
Amanda B. I ran twice this week (Thursday and Saturday) and really struggled with the heat and humidity even after bumping up my start time to 7:30/8am. I'm thinking about starting earlier, but not sure that I can peel myself out of bed at 6am any more now that I've adjusted to quarantine life. Hope everyone is well!
Samantha W. Hello! Summer is in full (heat & humidity) swing. Fortunately, mornings have been treating me well for my runs. Not many interesting encounters on my routes this week, hopefully, this week would be more inspiring. Cheers!
Vanessa C. I ran almost a 10k (actually ran over that amount but didn’t start the app until later) and enjoyed being at Peirce Mill after some time off for a shin injury. It was beautiful and shady, which eased some of the humidity, but my mask was still soaked in sweat afterwards, as was my entire self! Staying hydrated.
Stephanie, Ian, and Henry. Dew point was 71 for today's fake parkrun.
Judy M. This week I went for an early morning run every day except Thursday, but every day was hard because of the high humidity. Today (Saturday) I covered just over 6 km (almost 4 miles).
Heather. Wet trails on Tuesday morning but wow, that fresh, cool breeze felt good after the thunderstorm the night before. I ran three miles in my neighborhood and saw a few storm casualties, like this one on Beach Drive.
Pam, hope you have bounced back from your bunny hop, and Sally, hope you are recovering well! Appendixes - who needs em? Cheers.
Greg G. Ran a 5k and a 10k this week, which will be my weekly max distance for now. I did a few long bike rides, one to work in Falls Church and back and some shorter rides around town. Our pool opened for lap swims so have worked a few of those in too.
Sally N. has done several 5 km walks during the last week, recovering well from losing her appendix.