The weather had been bi-polar all morning but the sun was shining bright during my lunch break so I decided to hit the pavement. It seemed like a good idea at the time :)
As I headed down the road I was going at a pretty quick pace for me. I was averaging in the 8 minute/mile range. Holding steady for the first mile too. Then I as I got to the Manette Bridge all hell broke loose! A massive hail storm decided to open up on me and I was being pelted in the face. It was horrible! It was too late to turn back now because I was nearly at the halfway point any direction that I was going to go.
As I began crossing the bridge, I slowed to a walk and decided to hide next to a tarp (they are repairing the bridge right now). Thankfully a bridge worker came up to me and offered to block the hail for me so I could continue across. I walked alongside him for a little bit then thanked him and told him I was ready to brave the weather again. I guess chivalry isn't dead :)
Up 11th street I went. I managed to hit every red light. Typical! Turned at headed towards the Warren Avenue Bridge. My left ribs have been sore lately and recently my chiropractor told me I popped my rib out of place... Well, as I was crossing the bridge, I felt like maybe my rib slipped out of place again. I had to walk for a good portion of that bridge too.
I made it back to work in one piece! I still managed to finish the 3.1 miles in 29:31 minutes. Not bad despite the weather and pain in my ribcage. Hopefully the next run will be less eventful :)
Power Song of the Day: Viva La Vida - Coldplay
926.7 miles to 1000 miles for the year.