Saturday, September 6, 2008

Balloon run (but not really)

I was in the mood for a longer run this morning, and wanted to recreate a run I did last year - where I ended up the run winding through the crowd of people trying to find parking for the Balloon Races and got a good view of the Dawn patrol. Well, I succeeded on one front...

I headed down to the river, ran west to McCarran, and up the big hill and down to the top of Keystone. Took my little shortcut, and expected to crest the rise and see hot air balloons, lit up in a pre-dawn "glow-show." Guess I just missed that part. I was too early for the mass ascension, too - so I really didn't see any balloons at all, at least until I got back home and looked out my window. What I DID find was a huge 5:00 AM traffic jam, all people looking for parking spots, content to wait in traffic for 20 minutes instead of walking 4 blocks. It was pretty fun to run through the middle of that, apparently oblivious...



Kept it slow this morning on purpose - still trying to figure out if I'm doing a fall marathon, so I'm keeping my options open...

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

Sounds like you had a decent run today- too bad you missed the balloons though! But you did this last year too? Maybe make it an annual Turi run to see the balloons. I would like to take the boys to see them, but didn't make it out this year...