I’m pretty sure the Red Line is doing everything in it’s power to keep me from getting home at a normal hour to get my run in. Last night right after 4 p.m. a man was struck and killed by a Metro train one stop from the one I take to get home. The reports are saying the man was intentionally on the tracks. (Meaning he was most likely trying to kill himself.)
Metro suicide attempts aren’t the most uncommon thing in the world, but I mean come on…seriously…on the Red Line again! After what happened last week. Unreal.
So my commute was again messed up last night. But this time I knew before I left work and a friend offered to have me take her Metro line home and then she’d drive me to my house. Thank God for good friends!
I got home later than normal, but it’s okay because I got to catch up with a friend I hadn’t seen in a while (looking for the positives here). After helping my roommate fix her wireless, I was finally able to get my three miles in.
I’m glad I didn’t leave until later because holy crap was it humid. It felt like I was running through water. I toughed it out though and finished my three miles in 28:54. I had a little bit of nagging in my left leg around mile 1.5 but I kept going because it wasn’t too bad. I noticed my form getting a little wonky at the end of the run and I’m not sure what that was about, just something I’ll have to pay attention to from now on.