Awake before the alarm clock to check the weather. Whoa! The stars are out! Let’s get going!
I filled up my CamelBak Ultra Vest with 2 liters of water and prepared a water bottle with half strength Gatorade. Put a few Gel’s and a Ziploc bag with some jelly beans in the pocket. Turned on my iPod( with one earplug), turned on my headlight and headed down the road. I really didn’t have a planned destination. Should I go to Echo Beach and add a loop? Should I go all the way out to Tanah Lot? What about going out 5 miles in Canggu and then double back in a few spots? I decided after I reached 5 miles to double back and stay near to home. No real reason, except I had not tried that before. All was quiet in Canggu on this morning. Very few people were out. Only the patrolling Security Guards and a large number of dogs. I didn’t have my Dog Dazer with on this run, but the dogs were only barking at me. With the rabies outbreak on Bali, I really should carry my Dog Dazer. It would be nice to have some Pepper spray too. I have never seen any for sale on Bali.
As the island woke up and sunrise neared, my legs decided to turn for home. All in all, I ended up with 17.5 miles. Good for today’s long run. Now I have to head off to work.
The Bali Marathon committee announced the date for the 2013 race. It will be June 16, 2013. See you there!