Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Really, We Can’t Call the Run That


ONE PAX posted for a distinctly non-gloomy run in the Gloom. 5:45 a.m. came, temps were sunny and 70, no LIFO’s appeared, and YHC was off.

Route: Sudurhild to Bustadavegur to Langahild (becomes Noatun).  4 milers turn around (no takers), 5 milers left on Laugavegur to Snorrabraut.  Slight right onto Hverfistaga.  5 milers turn around at Frakkastigur.  Reverso.  Back to the VSF.

YHC apologies to LabRat for mis-spelling precisely all of the street names.

Number-am-a, Name-a-rama, YHC took himself out.


July 4, Convergence.  7:00 a.m. Tredegar.


YHC rose for a sub-Arctic, Reykyavik summer morning.  Temps were actually sunny and 45, with the June sun certifiably magnificent at 10 a.m. levels in the sky at 5:45 a.m.  No Gloom here.

The route was empty.  Iceland is not a country of early risers in the summer.  Despite running through urban neighborhoods / downtown, YHC saw precisely 4 humans on foot, 3 on bikes, and no more than 10 moving cars over 5 miles. No dogs/pets/other runners.  Turn-around point was (and YHC is not making this up) the National Phallological Museum, apparently the only point (ahem) of interest that appeared on Google Maps. For reference, it’s called,”Hid islenzka redasafn.”  After using his meager Icelandic, YHC deduces that either the first or last of those words means “Museum.”

UpChuck spits the bit.



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  1. I know precisely of where you are. You know how? Reykyavik is a key point on the Risk board. BOOM! Pointless game, you say?!?

  2. Did you ERECT a shovel flag at the turn around point or was the ground too HARD?

  3. Wait, we’re supposed to fly non-stop to France. But, in Risk, don’t we have to control Britain or Scandinavia before we can get to France?

    We’re in big trouble. Any ideas?

  4. You are also in big trouble because France isnt represented! It goes London to Madrid south, and Berlin to the East. Madrid is pretty this time of year though…