I ran with Gary well before the crack of dawn this morning. We were planning on running about 15 miles, but had to cut it short after 7 miles. It was either that or risk getting struck by lightning as a pretty major storm was brewing and we were getting rained on pretty good. Since we both have a wife and kids who love us at this point in our lives, we played it smart and headed home.
Gary has an awesome web site and takes some really cool pictures. He is also a very good runner -- I think his marathon PR is around 2:42 or so. His web site is http://www.ndorfnz.com/. Check it out.
Gary, like many of us who run long distances, enjoy the "runner's high" that happens when strenuous exercise takes a person over a threshold that activates endorphin production. Endorphins are released during long, continuous workouts, when the level of intensity is between moderate and high, and breathing is difficult. It creates a time of euphoria.
After the rain, I took the boys outside and shot some photos of flowers in our various gardens. Benjamin is a good little gardener. David is quite sure what to think of the outside yet.