Rainy run on the Foothills Trail in Orting with Amanda.
I must have done something right because I scored a Second Running Date with Amanda at 5 Miles to Empty, you can read about our First Date HERE. We were hoping for a quieter meet up and parking situation after the parade and carnival last time....BUT apparently that was not in the plan. I parked and waited... and snapped a picture of my experiment with black nails...dedicated to TMB..
It was drizzly raining when the phone rang. There was a fatality accident on the main road...as in there was no way for Amanda to get to me.. She asked the passers by who said she was about 3 miles away. Guess we would have to RUN to each other. As I ran I kept seeing Amanda mirages, until YIPPEE she did a little skippity hop and I knew it was my buddy. We were both in bright Green, too funny. As we ran toward my car we realized that the Green coats would be too hot so we stripped them off at my Jeep. I stopped my watch...she didn't LOL!!
As we headed toward the trail We had to do some MATH.. Math and running do not mix, we were both transported back to Elementary Story problems. UGH! We had run 3 Miles and needed to do 11. So Amanda said 11-3=8....NICE good start.. OK so if we need to do 8 more miles, then we go 4 out and 4 back. So 3+4=7. We turn around at the 7 mile mark.. Thank you for enjoying our Sesame Street Moment. GEEEZZ!!
Here is my Garmin 305 stats:
1= 8:25 (solo)
I tried to stay half a step behind Amanda to make sure I was going her pace...after all I was just along for the ride. She is training for the Seattle Half later this month. We talked about Garmins, Holiday plans, Bloggers, Blogging, Races, kids, her vacation and pretty much whatever was on our minds....there was no shortage of conversation.
I tested my new handheld, which I LOVED and will review soon. As we were running a tight pack of SERIOUS bikers passed on the left. There were about 8 of them, we waved and heard "Hi, Hi, Morning, Hi, Hello, Morning, Hi!" You get the idea.. Not sure why I thought this was so funny, they reminded me of a pack of Geese moving in perfect formation. A clear reminder of why I don't bike, I would have knocked the whole pack down.
The path smelled of Cow and dead fish...YUMMY!! The rain helped the smell a little, but not 100%. We hopped over puddles, trying our best to keep our sneakers dry. All in all it was a wet but very successful 2nd date. And guess what?? Pretty sure the 3rd date is this weekend..
My attempt to take our photo.. This was after 11 mile...we both had matted hair and were soaked.. My coffee and hot shower were much needed to WARM UP!!
Amanda is better at the self photos than I am.
- ***NOTE: I also played 2 hours of Volleyball yesterday and my team ROCKS!! We are in 1st place with 1 week to go.