Just looks like a pipe in the grass, right? Well it is, but the direction it's pointing is why I am so happy this morning. The last time I went this path they had it pointed to the sidewalk. The jerks who own the home put the exhaust pipe for their sump pump to the side of the house and aimed it towards the sidewalk. Nothing like getting an ankle sprayed with someone's basement water when you go for a run. It wasn't always like that. At some point a year or so ago, they made this choice. The sidewalk there was disintegrating and walking or running past was not pleasant. Especially in the winter when everything would be ice. That part may still be a problem since as you can see, it' still close to the road and still causing water to cover the sidewalk.
For today it was nice to be able to run past and not have water spraying at me, but at the grass instead.
Did a couple of miles. My first run since the milk fast. Felt good and the weather was PERFECT. It was also nice that my whole family, well at least those that live with me, were out of the house and on the road by 5:30am. Kid did 1 mile, I did 2 and hubbie did 5. Big kids all slept in at their respective apartment.s