Thursday, July 23, 2015

In Which Jenn Runs In Ocean City, MD & Loves Water Fountains SO MUCH

I ran in Ocean City, MD last week! Where I proved empirically that boardwalk runs > all other runs. FACT.

You may recall my route from last year - up and back on the boardwalk. This time around I added the last little bit I had missed before to one of my runs, and it was so much less than I thought it would be; it barely added .4 miles to my overall total. But it was shaded, so there's that!

Not much has changed about the run since before, so I don't feel the need to offer a play-by-play (quick rundown: hot, kinda had to pee the second time, but I knocked out a total ten miles over two vacation mornings so not bad, right?). However, I do want to expound upon the virtues of a feature I rarely encounter: the humble water fountain.

I know of three water fountain stations along the OC boardwalk, and they bring me such exceeding great joy I can't even tell you. It's wonderfully freeing on an outdoor run knowing that even though you have burdened yourself with nary a water bottle there are still multiple chances for hydration as you go. The sun was especially bright on the first morning and I was sweating like, as they say, WOAH, but the water fountains saved me.

As a bonus, they provide fantastic motivation later in the run when you're starting to flag. You just have to tell yourself: keep running until you hit the next water fountain! You can stop and have a drink then!

In conclusion, I love water fountains and would happily trade the movie rights to my first born in exchange for someone installing a bunch of them along my running trail at home.

In alternate conclusion, you should know that this is a real place in Ocean City and you can go there and eat food.

Jenn is running the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon for the Diabetes Action Team. Will you help her earn her bib while fighting diabetes? Click here to make your tax-deductible donation.

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