I joined the lulu crew for the LUCKY 13 event last night; D& I had a concert on the Wednesday night agenda, so I wasn’t there to run.
I wouldn’t want to exert any energy before a big night, ya know? Conservation.
Instead, I contemplated registering for the Denver Rock n’ Roll Half about 10 times in half an hour, eye-shopped the whole store and then watched this happen:
It started with an innocent sprinkle of rain, the type that Denver has kindly dumped on us every single effing afternoon for the past week or so. This happened at the track on Tuesday night, and passed within a few laps. The lulu runners and I assumed the same would be true.
Until some ridiculous force started chucking hail from the sky.
Really, Denver?! It’s the middle of July. People have a 5K loop to do. IT’S JULY.
At one point the hail got so large it looked like little gum-balls. They rolled into the open door and we all just kind of stared at them like, what is this?! White, cold, and coming from the sky?
Denver can be so moody.
Unsuspecting of the sky’s tantrum, I rode my bike down to the store. D came to the rescue, and by concert-departure time, the skies were blue.
Never a boring day here in the mountains! Geeze.
We saw Ben Folds in concert last night, and it was the best live performance I’ve been to. He’s entertaining, insanely talented and happy to please the crowd’s non-stop shouting requests.
We stood about 10-15 ft from the stage, and I loved every minute!
Ben, come back to Denver soon! We heart you.
After standing (see above: concert) for almost three hours, walking to/from and going to bed around midnight? No high hopes for the run today, but I wanted to get some miles in.
These days, a good run really sneaks up on me, and I rarely expect to feel great. Today, it showed up. We had an easy pace going, the sun was out and it was just what I needed. 5 miles, with energy left (not totally absent) at the end – whoop! Small victories, and I’ll take ‘em.
What’s the best concert you’ve been to? And who else has seen hail in July (please tell me we’re not alone here…)?