Today was a beautiful day. The sun was out and the temperature was in the upper 70’s. I was excited for my run tonight. I thought, it would be ideal weather. I was wrong. As soon as I got outside, I noticed the wind and could see sand and dust blowing.
I took my hat off and attached it to my fanny pack. I have run in this kind of weather before, but the last few times it was during the day. It was easier when I wore sunglasses to protect my eyes. Not tonight, I could feel the sand hitting my face and eyes.
After about a mile in, the wind calmed down and I decided to push on to do 4 miles rather than 3. Right after the halfway point, I noticed two guys out running far ahead. I decided to make a game out of and see if I could catch them. I came close and I got within a few tenths of a mile, but near the end of the run, they turned right while I turned left to go home.
There is always next time.