August has gotten off to a fast start, so to speak. In the span of 7 days I beat my own personal record in the 3 mile, the 3.2 mile and the 13.26 mile. As a matter of fact, I CRUSHED those records. It feels tremendous to see the hard work paying off. I've been making a habit of running with some pretty awesome folks in some pretty awesome places so far this month. I've run with the living softball legend Chris (freak) Nix through Tanglewood and through the downtown streets of Wi Sa. I've run with 3 of the legendary Herd icons, Rose Ket, Sac and Hien "Clutch" Lewis. SAC and Clutch are also in the process of training for their very own 1/2 marathon, have mercy!
Today's weird scene comes from the prestigious Salem Park in Wi Sa where some fellas thought it would be crazy cool and funny to stop their car in the middle of a high traffic area and yell "Run Fat Boys Run" at us whilst almost causing an accident with the SUV directly behind them. As Freak Nix so eloquently put it..next play.
The next few weeks see a substantial increase in mileage as we build to the final 20 miler in Mid October. This weekend will be a 14 mile run in the heart of North Myrtle Beach. If I can get somebody to come pick me up, I'm going to just run from the condo to Ripleys I think.
I'm ready. I hurt...am tired...sore...delusional and other words, but I got this. Fat boy got this.
Here are some pictures from Sundays run through Jonesville/Elkin. Also, this is the run that saw the demise of my iphone 4 as it lay shattered on the hard concrete.