This reflects my feelings. Crazy! When it was time to leave, I was a ball of nerves. But, as my feet hit the pavement I was overcome with peace. It was so incredibly peaceful. My music app wouldn't play, so it was just me and the sounds of the night. I headed out at 4am. I was having an adventure while the rest of the world was asleep. I thought running at night, in the rain, would be terrifying but it wasn't. It was exhilarating. I ran through the countryside and through a sweet little Virginia town. I even ran by Chubbys Lane.
My team was close by the whole time. I only got spooked once. While the van was out of site a big rig pulled over right beside me. When I got beside the truck they turned their lights off. I started feeling nervous and was frantically looking for my team. Which, of course, I couldn't find. At this point, I had my pepper spray locked loaded. I brought it for wild animals but I was about to use it on a trucker. Then when I got to the end of the truck, he started backing up. I almost peed my pants . . . again. I was gearing up for a dead heat when I realized he was picking up a trailer someone had left for him. He wasn't trying to murder me. He was trying to do his job. Still, I was pretty relieved to see my support car. The rest of the run went amazing. Just me and the sound of the falling rain. I even set a PR.
I came off the run elated. I had a runners high combined with a caffeine rush from the energy gel. I may have ran around the van and tripped on the luggage rack. I feel like I should apologize to my team for the crazy hyper moment I had because I ran alone in the middle of the night. All of my team killed those rolling hills. Rain can't keep the Blue Boston Boomerangs down.
Remind me I said that later because we are heading out again tonight. Two legs in less than 24 hours. Below is a picture of were we will be running on our schedule. I took this in our awesome command center.
When we aren't running (or sleeping) we've been trying to enjoy the amazing landscape. We've been between Roanoke and Charlottesville.