Since I had to rearrange my run Disney Dopey Challenge training schedule this week, that meant I had to do my long run of 17 miles early on Friday before work. That meant I had to get up pretty darn early. But I kind of liked it. I got to run in a part of town I normally don’t because of high auto traffic. But there were not many cars on the road when my feets hit the streets. It was kind of cool running through a normally bustling area, that’s temporarily all quiet and asleep.
It was also somewhat cool this morning – temps in the 40’s! I went out with shorts, tech tee, gloves, and a headband to keep my earsies warm. I must say, the temps must’ve helped, because the 17 miles seemed relatively easy. I could’ve kept going. And my pace increased as I went. Nice!
I also ran through a part of town I had never run through before – “Why not?” I figured, I’ve got to keep adding miles anyway. It took me through a new (to me) park that I got to explore the trails of.
It also took me down a dirt road which ended at an old graveyard. The cemetery was built in 1850 and lots of the grave markers were from around that time. It’s in an isolated field still to this day. Now keep in mind that the suburb of Dallas that I now live was nothing more than farm land and a whore house (seriously) until about 15 years ago when the population and construction exploded (they quickly kicked out the cat house). Back in the 1850’s there couldn’t have been more than a handful of settlers in this area, trying to hack it on their own (and avoid Comanche raids). I paid my respects and moved on.
All in all, a pretty glorious run!
Now I can enjoy the Emmy Gala tomorrow without worrying about trying to squeeze in a run! Some of you have been asking, so here’s the deets: The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has a few regional chapters in the USA. Texas is so big, it has it’s own – The Lone Star Chapter. So this is a regional competition. Most of the winners are from the local PBS, ABC, NBC, CBS, Univision, Telemundo, etc. etc. etc. networks. Every once in a while, one of us smaller guys gets a win. I’m lucky to have several nominations, and four actual Emmy’s with my name on them. This year, we’re nominated for five! We could come home with anywhere from zero to five. You never know when it’s up to judges.
Anyway, here’s a couple of the ones that we have nominated this year. In this first PSA I actually play a runner, but please don’t critique my form as I was extremely stiff from PR’ing in a Half Marathon the morning of the shoot. You may also recognize my quirky style of writing in the voice over script…
The other video I’ll share with you is one I’m very proud of. I used to produce training videos for firefighters and paramedics, so I’m glad to still be able to work with them from time to time. For this video, we shot some of it in Texas and also utilized some footage I had shot in New York City at Ground Zero…
If you can’t wait until my blog recap of what went down, then follow me on the tweeter as I’m sure to be updating it during the Gala.
They’ll also be streaming the event live on their website, which I have linked earlier in this post.
In the meantime, please send good vibes our way!!!
What about you? What special plans do you have this weekend? When was the last time you got dressed up? Any long runs?