Shark Attack on A Long Run
Okay it wasn't that dramatic, but it sure was cool.
At 3:30am I woke up to get ready for my twenty two mile long run.
You know those jokes that start with "You might be a ____ if you ____"? Well, here are mine.
You might be a runner if:
You wake up at 3:30am on a Saturday morning for a run.
You go to sleep at 8:30pm on a Friday night so you can wake up at 3:30am on Saturday for a run.
You let your son sleep in your bed with your wife so you can sleep in his bed so you can get to sleep at 8:30pm on a Friday night so you can wake up at 3:30am on Saturday for a run...
The temperature was perfect (like 20 degrees cooler than it had been in months)!
I met Cathy R. and Annie P. at 4:30am to run a six mile loop before we met the rest of the group for a sixteen mile loop. We ran our first loop around the Old Village and were mesmerized by the night sky. The stars were so bright and the air was just so clear and crisp. It felt incredible.
We met the rest of the group at 5:30am and started our next loop. Our route took us over Sullivan's Island and the Isle of Palms. It just happened that the IOP Connector 10K/5K was the same morning. The plan was to be over the Connector before the race started.
After crossing the Ben Sawyer Bridge and Breach Inlet we made it to the Isle of Palms Connector. The race volunteers were setting up and the police had already closed some of the roads. We started our run up the bridge and passed some more race volunteers.
Just as we made it to the top, Cathy R. saw something in the water. Ninja Stunt Man thought it was a duck at first, but then we all realized it was a...
|May not have been this big...|
It was so cool.
We see dolphins all the time, but I have never seen a shark on any of my runs.
Our whole group (and all the volunteers behind us) stopped! We watched for a few minutes as the shark swam around and then attacked something in the water. We could see the water splashing and the fin moving crazy fast. And then it was quiet...
Dun dunt... Dun dunt.... Dun dunt, Dun Dunt, Dun DUNT, DUN DUNT!!!
Finally, the shark fin surfaced and we could see it swimming away.
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