Sunday, August 13, 2023

12 of 12

 So I'm doing my 160th 12 of 12.

Normally it is 12 pictures taken on the 12th of the month. Since I only post once per day, you get my images the following day. All pictures taken with my iPhone. Click images to enlarge, if you choose.

Created by Chad Darnell and picked up from, what I can tell, any number of random bloggers who then link back to him and vice versa. Chad is no longer doing this, nor is successor coordinating the linking of other 12 of 12'ers anymore. 

03:44.  I was in an Akron hotel so I could do a race that required me to be on site before 05:30. 
HUGE thunderstorms that lasted from 19:00 the day before until shortly after I took this. 

It stopped raining before I left for the race. 

04:56. Prepping the shirt. 

Had to attach the bib. Next race, I might do it on the shorts. 

05:12.  I-77 South. 

Construction the entire way. 

05:54. Goodyear Test Track. 

The Goodyear 10k starts on their test track. Their airship hovered overhead for the start. 
I ran into a running friend, Joe - who ran with me in April and May - and his friend Gavin. I did not run with either of them this time. 

06:47-ish. 1.3 mile marker.

Don't ask me why they capture it then. Keeping pace with my Running Wife, Carrie. 

Ignore the "FINISH" sign. It wasn't. Not at the point in the race. This would also be my last race in my current age bracket. 

09:51. Protein. 

I had little to eat before the race and I just wanted to get home. They were serving hamburgers and beer after the 07:30.  No thank you. 

Peanut Butter toast tided me over until lunch. 

12:12. Picnic Prep. 

Shep was all about where Dad #1 was and when was he coming back. 
I was persona non-grata. 

12:43.  Picnic Interrupted. 

Halfway through our sandwiches, we felt rain. Then lightning alert came on our phones. 
Nothing on the radar. Nothing had been predicted until 16:00.  And then it just went to Tornado Warning. 

We didn't have a chance to make it back to the car before.........

12:50.  Deluge. 

Streets were totally flooded within minutes. 

14:18.  Paws and Claws. 

And yes, there was polish. 

15:00.  OMFG. 

The funniest thing I've seen in a long time. I love someone actually made this, someone bought it and stuck it on their car. 

15:19. Grocery run. 
Abbreviated, but still had to go. 

This concludes this month's 12 of 12. 


Travel said...

Thanks for taking us along for the run.

Ur-spo said...

Good for you!
And happy birthday too!