5:15 AM. I'm standing on the edge of my garage, burst of bright light indicate lightning somewhere over the tree line. Do I stay or do I go? I have my technical shirt, shorts, socks and Kayanos on me. I can see the bursts of lightning but I cannot hear it. Is it coming towards me or away from me? Hard to tell. If I die, I'll die while doing something I like. So I go.
Mile 1: 9:04
Mile 2: 8:24
Mile 3: 8:03
No sleep running today. Boy was I wide awake. Lightning has a tendency of doing that. Incidentally, the lightning storm was heading my way. It got closer and closer. That was motivation enough to run well. Amazing how alive you feel.