Yet, another trip to the auto repair shop, luckily this one was just for the truck and its annual inspection, one of those inconveniences for newer vehicles, but one I agree with. It keeps some of the more unsafe ones off the road...well for the most part, unless they "know" someone. So it is just part of the routine, but still something else that HAS to be done.
Getting back to running, the inspection by the time they get the vehicle in and out takes about an hour, which means I can either sit around twiddling my thumbs and get a helluva headache (I don't do well with the odors there) or go for a run.
Of course I went for a run.
The only problem was that it was 37*F and raining pretty damn steady. Rain usually does not bother my running, frigging cold ass rain that is closer to freezing is just a pain-in-the-ass, but as long as there is no ice, I still go. It is also similar to the weather that I pulled the hamstring originally back in April 2014, so no speed work outside today.
All I did was just run.
Over a 9:00 minute pace and didn't push on the run, it was strictly for getting some miles in. Actually, once I got down on the rail trail I kind of enjoyed being about the only person out there and just sort of - went away for a little while.
I did think about going up the big hill towards the Airport, but decided not to at the last minute, it would have added about another mile onto the run and the B/R was calling. Except for having to cross Western Ave, I like the course, it has some fast areas and yes, you can do the hills too.
Overall, it was a nice, slow run in the cold-ass rain, but it was needed. The truck passed inspection without any issues, surprises or needed repairs, so I was happy about that and only having a $12.50 bill.
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