No Happy Nonsense

Day: 004
Date: 05/26/2022
Distance: 8.32 miles
Duration: 1:18:51
Ascent: 666 feet
Descent: 629 feet
Details: Went back and ran some more of the stairs again. When I crested the first set, I saw three teenage girls playing basketball in the parking lot. The site transported me back to when I was 17 years old, in that very same parking lot, just me and few friends skateboarding for an hour or so after an unsuccesful day of trying to find local skate spots.

I don't remember the exact details or context, but I do remember we were there just trying flatground tricks and for whatever reason it was one of those moments where everyone just kept pushing themselves to try something a little harder each time. I put down my hoodie and kickflipped clear over it first try. Our one friend had a scooter with him, I took that from him and tailwhipped over the hoodie as well. I had never had mastery like that before, and haven't since.

I still have that same hoodie, I wear it all the time. I don't have the friends, or the abilities, or anything else really. But I have that hoodie and my memories, and that's good enough for me.

I've been enjoying running here more and more. I'm getting stronger, getting faster. I'm also going on miniscule adventure runs, just seeing where the sidewalk leads me in various directions. I like it here.