Why is it when you rely on technology for pace and distance the battery goes dead?
Why on an “out and back” running route you hit a nasty head wind in both directions?
Why when you are trying to keep pace you are stopped at every intersection light with tons of cars?
Why when you want to stop, the light does not change red?
Why is it that people who drive BMW’s are the biggest donkey’s behind?
Why is it that Mercedes, the safest car on the road for drivers is not for me while I am running?
Why are people exiting a church parking lot in such a hurry and have no patients?
Why is it that we live in the South but it is colder than the North?
Why does your nose run constantly, but your mouth is dry as a bone?
Why is the sky blue?
Why is it when you meticulously try to take one gel out of your pack they all fall out on the road?
Why does the Declaration of Independence start with “We the People”, but our Politian’s just don’t get it?
Why when your run or ride, “What goes down must go up and up and up”?
Why is it that when you run by a hamburger joint and smell cooking burgers you get so darn hungry?
Why does someone call you a friend, but is not there for you when you need them?
Why is it that a construction truck slows down, the dude rolls down his window, sticks his head out and calls YOU a “blanking” idiot?
Why is it on a new route never run before a pack of vicious dogs surround you?
Why running on a new road that dead ends and you have to run through the woods another pack of vicious dogs surround you?
Why do they build roads that you run on at the same incline of a Ski Jump?
Why do our children think we were placed on this Earth to be their servants?
Why do old people in Cadillac’s see you clearly on the side of the road, but veer right for you?
Why can Gatorade taste okay in the beginning of a run, but nearing the end it is just nasty?
Why don’t I give up running at this pace so I can run with someone else?
Why does the last mile of a long run take as long as the first 19 miles?
Why do I do this?
Why don’t I just quit?
Because it is not in my nature that’s why: 20 miles in 2:34:50 or a 7:44 pace.
(Not bad for the Garmin going out before the start, getting stopped by two packs of dogs and having to walk up a Ski Jump/road.)
Monday morning. I needed to wake up, early, and get to Brian’s spin class. After a 20 miler all I want to do is sleep in, but the spin is good to flush out the soreness in the legs.