I intended to run from Mile 8 to Mount Vernon and back, but something potentially really bad happened a couple miles into the run. Note to Jeff, do not boil the water too much in the name of making sure it doesn't freeze by the time you're outside for a half hour. The bladder, that's what the water holders are called in hydration packs (or least it's shorter than hydration reservoir which is the official name), became split. Yup, most of my 2 liters of water, gone. Drinking fountains along the path, frozen. Damn.
Fortunately I remembered where there was a 7-11, thanks to a run in October when I got lost. Change in plans. New plan, get a Gatorade, 32 ounce bottle of water, and chug a Sobe. I never recommend chugging liquid no matter how badly you need it, and I needed it badly. It affected me for the next couple miles. The overall run, I would have liked to have run at a faster clips, but 15 miles is still one of the longer runs I have ever done.
Next task, which I've started, look into a replacement for what got torn. And go to Target and get some duct tape in an attempt to fix this one for the time being. And the side pocket on my new duffle bag that is torn because the zipper got stuck last week. Jeff, just go to Target already and fix this stuff.