I didn't sleep well last night, mostly worrying about last minute arrangements for the trip next week and hence I didn't get up and go out as I'd planned. I hate running at lunchtime, I just find it harder and having to play frogger around the puddles didn't help.
Still, despite not needing to be woken up by Led Zep they attacked my eardrums with a "Black Dog" and then to start the run Lynyrd Skynyrd tried to convince me I was a "Free Bird". Several puddles later and by the time the boys had played their fingers to the knuckles I was almost half way and feeling the pain big time.
Smash Mouth came to my rescue with their version of the Monkees "I'm a believer" which was just the inspiration I needed. Since I was still in the countryside I started to sing very loudly until I realised that I was liable to die from a lack of oxygen if I continued to do that.
Michelle Shocked reminded me that "I've come a long way (Repo Man song)" and once again I was cheered up because it felt like I have come a long way both today and in terms of my running. Next up was Shania Twain reminding me that "I feel like a women" and I still have no idea why I included that song other than I like it.
Almost finished and plodding along like an elephant trying to run through treacle Los Lobos finished me off with "La Bamba" and I was so elated that this song is only 2 minutes long that I started singing along with the Spanish bits until I remembered what happened when I did and so I stopped.
I can rest on a long flight tomorrow and then my plan is to do my W7R3 on Sunday in Texas, W8R1 on Tuesday in Texas and W8R2 in California on Thursday before coming home on Friday. That's the plan but of course the jet lag or running around after customers might kill me in the meantime. Time permitting I'll try and blog my runs. Have a great weekend everyone.