Mile 1280, Chandler, AZ- I got in 5.62 miles yesterday in perfect weather. It was around 60 degrees with blue skies. I ran on the canal on the north east side of Chandler. The canal bank was a bit muddy and the service trucks left lots of trails. I really didn't want the outing to end. But, I knew that when I got back to the truck, it would be over. So, I did the unthinkable. I walked a lot of it. Normally, I would walk about 5-10%, but yesterday I walked about 40%. The second half of the run I was doing about 1-2 minutes of fast running. Normally, I go around a 10:30 -12 minute pace. I was in the 7's and 8's and I would try to hold it for as long as I could. Kind of like wind sprints. I was winded for sure.
No pictures from the run. But, I did snap a few while working this week. This is the ceiling of some little kid. The home is for sale and vacant now. The picture doesn't do it justice. The stars are those plastice glow in the dark kind. It was beautifulNear downtown Mesa near the train tracks I found this mural. It's on the side of a large barn/warehouse. This is just half of it. Those are cows parachuting down to earth.