I’m in Cincinnati this week for a training course on drinking water. I was supposed to get in on Sunday about 4:00, and was planning a long run, but it didn’t happen. Five minutes before we were to board, the flight was cancelled, necessitating a diversion flight to Atlanta, then a few hours layover, before flying into Cincinnati. I finally got to the hotel about 10:00 at night, no run.
I made up for it on Monday with a trail run at a local park (Mt. Airy Forest). I intended on about 6 miles, but only got in about 4.5. The trail was intense, and it was hot as heck out, but that’s not the main reason…
I was running through the forest, on a single track trail, when I heard them. Slow at first, but then they got louder. Moans coming from behind me. And then… Zombies!! That’s right folks, I was being stalked by zombies. With all the new on brain eating killers, I thought I’d be the next victim, until I realized it was all in my head, or should I say ear. I was trying out a new app called Zombies, Run! It’s a running game that tracks your run and randomly places zombie attacks so you have to out run them. A good deviation from normal running. There is both an Android and Iphone version. If you’re looking for something refreshingly different to runs, give it a try. I won’t say it’s life changing, but a fun alternative to try.
I also tried it tonight, when I got in a 3.4 mile run around the University of Cincinnati. Nothing special with this run, other than stopping at about the 3 mile mark to grab some takeout before hitting the books for a mock laboratory audit tomorrow. Speaking of, I better get back to studying!