2019-07-04 - Attractive Nuisance

~14.9 mi @ ~14.3 min/mi

"Attractive Nuisance!" R2 explains the concept and its humorous appearance on law student t-shirts. A gigantic red crane poised in the wilderness tempts; Roadkill resists. The high trestle over Rock Creek is being rebuilt to carry Purple Line trains. We run along the trail, pausing at water fountains, taking walk breaks, greeting runners, stepping aside for cyclists, analyzing injuries, and enjoying each other's company. It's so good to be with friends! At the stables a pony spreads its front legs to get down and nibble through a fence. That grass is indeed greener ...

"We give them a cold IV — but nothing by mouth!" Sakurako discusses how rescue squads treat overheated victims. She tells of a recent bizarre case involving alcohol, morphine, falling asleep behind the wheel of a car, refusal of medical treatment, police officers with the wrong address, and other factors. Thank goodness no innocents are seriously injured!

"Ice pops?" Crabby kindly offers lifesaving refreshment when we pass by her home. R2 enjoys half a dozen miles; Sakurako and Roadkill add a few more. We inspect the newly-rebuilt Kensington Cabin. Beautiful flowers bloom in front-yard gardens.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2019-07-26