…you know I’ve had my share. Yep, it was one of those weeks. Ups and downs. My Friday started out in epic fashion. I had 16 mile on my plan, and I needed to get them done as soon as possible so I could get my date day with Alan started. So I went out at 5:40 am. I got brave and ran outside. It had been a full moon the night before, so it was actually brightened by the moon. I stayed around my neighborhood because we have street lights. I was digging the vibe I was getting in the moonlight. I stopped to snap a picture.
As I made it to .8 miles, it happened. I fell again!! I tripped on the sidewalk again. &%&$##!! This time I didn’t hit the ground instantly, it was more like a slow motion fall and I remember actually wondering if there was a “good” way to fall so I didn’t hurt myself. Crap. Turned off the watch and looked around to see if anyone saw me. Luckily my anonymity was preserved. Whew. I looked down. Oh man, it didn’t look good.
But the run must go on, so I kept going. Only 15 more miles to go! I made a quick stop at the kid’s bus stop to wipe off with a rag Alan brought me, but by the time I arrived home from my run, I still looked like a bloody mess. I hope I didn’t freak too many people out!
After I cleaned up, Alan and I went to Cedar Point and got to enjoy some rides while the kids were in school. So devious!
When the kids got out of school, it was time to go camping for the weekend! We packed up the truck and headed to Indiana.
We really love Pokagon park and it was a fun camping trip. We rented a boat and went fishing. Unfortunately no fish were biting, but still, it was entertaining.
By the time we got home Sunday night, I still had one thing lingering on my mind. I still had a longer run to do. The plan said a pace run of 10 miles, with warm up and cool down, so around 12 or 13 miles. Yuck. I was in no mood to run. Alan offered to run with me, so I decided to give it a try. Instead of the pace run I decided to run my Tuesday interval run instead. At least that would “only” be 10 miles total. I was having some serious Mom guilt about leaving the kids at home on a school night.
Those first few miles were hard and I was ready to just quit, but surprisingly the rest of the run didn’t suck at all. I hit my paces and the weather was surprisingly cooler than it had been in a while. Run done, and we were home in time to hang out with the kids before bedtime.
And as a final kicker for the weekend, I have a raging case of poison ivy. Waaaaaa. Luckily (I guess), it’s on the back of my leg so I don’t have to look at it. Out of sight, out of mind. Except for the oozing. Sorry, it had to be told. Ewww. I guess it was only wishful thinking to hope I could make it a whole summer season escaping the evil rash!
Now I have that 12 mile run to accomplish before work tomorrow. That means super early wake up… but no running outside. I’m staying where I’m safe, on my treadmill
Q: Do you run on the sidewalks or streets around your neighborhood?
Q: Do you go fishing? Fresh water or salt water?
Q: Camping – yeah, or nah? Tent or camper?