I went skating on the W&OD Trail, as I am wont to do, starting out at Reston Parkway and heading west. It was hot, partly cloudy but relatively dry.
Of course, I failed to put on any sunscreen. I guess I did this because it started out kind of overcast.
Also, I apparently believe that I can skate faster than light.
Needles to say, I think I reburned my chest (I doffed my shirt after the first half hour or so).
I did take my camera along (which I don't recall doing before) and snapped a couple of photos:
I turned around at Smith's Switch Station and came back, so maybe did about 16 miles. I was pretty gassed by the time I got back -- I started cramping up and I had some nice blisters going on the insides of my arches.
Deceptively-labeled water fountain -- it says "Delayed Flow", but it will take your head off.
Fortunately, I was able to limp inside the 7-11 and get my customary post-skate Slushee (thereby negating any possible caloric benefit).
After I got home, I poured a glass of Gatorade from the bottle sitting on my counter, to help with the cramps. (Clear Flavor, whatever that's supposed to be.)
I took a sip; it was pretty bitter. I then realized that the bottle had been opened and been sitting on the counter for about a month. At least. And it does say "Refrigerate After Opening."
I poured out the bottle and then finally saw the mold colony that had been growing in the bottom.
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