very nice out & back on the beach. windy though, got eaten up w/ sand. on the bright side, I'm exfoliated! need to find out if the sand is going to hurt my running shoes & what I can do about it. knocked them out when I got home.
took an old ipod w/out checking to see what was on it. ended up listening to Dylan for most of the run & Elvis Costello at the end. "what's so funny about peace, love, & understanding" to finish. after 5 miles in the sun it seemed inspiring.
a lot of posts today on the runners forums about equipment. garmins & heart monitors, hydration systems . . . . . I've got nothing against any of that stuff & I will probably get one of the new Timex Marathon watches at some point, but one of the things I find attractive about running is the lack of needed equipment. a good pair of shoes & some shorts, I guess a sports bra & whatever you wear over it if you're a woman, if you care about your speed, a watch w/ a timer, that's about it. there was a long thread about the different water bottles, I carry an old 12 oz water bottle that I keep in the freezer overnight & wrap in a handkerchief.