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Friday, October 31, 2008
The other odd thing about the stillness is the smells. I've noticed this a few times before on walks and bike rides with Nora, but rarely while running: Great Falls actually has many smells, not all of them pleasant. I caught whiffs of sewer, cooking, refinery, specialty grain roasters, garbage, dirt, gasoline, exhaust and grasses. Usually, because the wind almost always is blowing, the air has a fresh smell.
One light came on as I passed beneath it today en route to the regular extended cemetery route. The morning is moonless, but the stars were plentiful. I felt good, and the dirt parts of the run were flat enough to negotiate in the darkness without any ankle turns.
Saw no one until near the end when a guy appeared to be loading his truck to go hunting. I skipped yesterday to work and to meet the engineers core drilling beneath our basement. Still, it's the end of a pretty fair month of running. If I pick up the pace, I could make 1,600 for the year.
6-1/2; 12; 123-1/2; 1258-1/2
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