Up to .5mile hill (.25 miles each way). 2 old men were outside at 9:30 drinking beer. The weather was very crisp that this seemed perfectly normal (good patio drinking weather). I returned back and waved to them then down the subdivision hill to the subdivision hill loop. I did 3 loops and then ran to the beginning of the subdivision (1 and 2 miles). I repeated this and then went back up .5mile hill. The 2 men were still out. I was jealous. Next I went up Hellatious Hill. I'm not sure why I hate this hill so much, but I do. It isn't steep just long, but really not (the little elevation right before 3 miles, not the long hill from 2 to 3)...HH is about .3 miles.
At German Shepherd's house I was at 3 miles. I ran up to Terrorist Dog Hill and USP Hill. There were a lot of empty condom wrappers on this part of the run. Normally this would bug me, but I'm just happy people are having safe sex. BellSouth Hill was boring...the creepy man who asked me where I lived was there, but I ignored him. Up to the Friday House (4 miles), and up to the school. Will I or won't I run down to the park? I will. I hate this hill. Perhaps I should practice riding my bike up this hill. If I could get up just running (hill right before 5 miles). Still I got up it pretty fast. I saw D at the intersection. His legs were looking stronger than mine. At GS house, he saw me. He was at 7 miles, I was at 5. Ugh! So jealous. I did my "lap" again. One of the Terrorist Dogs has lost weight. I swear he could get through the fence if he wanted too. Creepy guy was still out. People were outside of the drug house (not the Friday house). I decided not to run down to the park this time. I ran a quick lap (no side streets so no interesting houses). I finished that and came back to Terrorist Dogs and German Shepherd.
I never saw GS. D said she is pregnant. Then back into the SD. I got down the hill and was almost to mile 8. When I finally hit it, it was 5 minutes faster than my 8-miler 2 weeks ago. The rest of the run was blase. I ran a little circle at the front of the subdivision because it was flat. Also at 8.67 miles, I met a new neighbor because I saw he had water and I wanted some. So he gave me a bottle. Apparently I can't run 9 miles without hydration...who knew?
So I sucked the water out of the bottle and started running home. I ran on an alleyway, again because it was flat, came out of that, and finish my miles going up a hill. My next-door neighbor was out. I asked him if he would drive me to my house. I think he thought I was joking. I walked on the other side of his house (not my house) again because it was flat. Finally I got home, and sucked down Gatorade.
I soaked my feet in ice cold water. I'm not sure why. They were burning so I thought it might help. The ball of my foot is bruised. D says I need new shoes...the soles of mine are smooth now. I know I do. I have almost 400 miles on these (I know some of you have 1000+miles on yours, but I'm not you).
So my HM time is going to be over 3 hours closer to 3.5 hours. At first I was bothered by this. D said I shouldn't be. He said how many other people even run HMs. I'm still bothered by this, but not enough not to go run it.