Thursday, March 29, 2012

Running Outside

Three days in Vegas, and each morning I've gotten up around 6:15, walked to the lobby, and met a friend for a run. We've done the large block around the MGM Grand hotel, staying off city roads, turning left at each corner for a 1.6-1.7mi run, plus at least a nice half mile walk in and out of the casino at the MGM.

Allen, my friend from Cleveland, and I have now run in Vegas three times, in Cleveland once, in Seattle, and also in Liverpool, UK. It's great to see him, and nice to be able to chat while we jog easy through the various locations. I rarely run with people, but it's nice to have Allen along, and make sure I get outside and up with the long conference days. After months inside, with cold and wind outside in CO, it's nice to get out in Vegas for a few runs.

The other thing Allen and I talked about this morning before we ran was that we much prefer getting up at 6:15 and spending an hour running over staying up and extra hour at night and partying with people. Last night was great for me, with an early 5:30-7:30 dinner, watching the fountains at the Bellagio, and then back in my room by 8:30, asleep by 10:00.

The older I get, the less I like being out too late, even with friends. I like having a few drinks, but around 10:00 every night, I find myself tired, and ready to go to sleep, the prospect of which is more interesting to me than more conversations, and definitely more interesting than more drinks.

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