6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Willows in the Wind

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Wow...WOw...WOW!! My run yesterday was just WOW!!

I am waiting for my new Ipod cord to come and I thought my Ipod battery was DEAD...I turned it on and it worked.. so I quickly turned it off, changed and set out. It was a race to beat the battery. I planned for 7 miles at a little uncomfortable pace. I wore my Day-glow Orange Saucony Kinvara's and a cute little runner girl said "I like your shoes," as we passed..

People Watching:
-Old Man in studly running suit, barely moving, but making progress.
-Two ladies in black trench coats, very serious.
-Dude in shape up shoes, again, this time jammin to his I-Phone.
-Even older guy with a paper thin 1993 (I think) Seattle Marathon jacket.
-Medium height brown haired runner with a strong stride.
-Two sets of men walking in 3's.. "Hey Hey were the Monkeys"

-Ouch my right arch hurts
-I am dragging my left knee, need to get back to strength training ASAP
-Wow those 3 miles went by FAST
-Why can't I get a sub 8:00 mile?
-This is the shirt I wore when I found out my Dad died :(
-I love Capris
-My legs are muddy
-I bet most people don't get hit in the head with these Willow tree branches
-I should bring my rake and clippers and clean up this trail
-I wonder what the treadmill runners in the gym think staring down at me?
-It is windy

7 Miles and I zoomed to the finish. As I passed by the Security guard at the gate at my work he said "How was your run?" I said "Tough but done." And later as I drove through a different security guard asked how far I ran, I told him 7 miles and he seemed floored.. Then I told him I was training for Boston.. Nice to know they care :)



Aimee said...

Nice job on your run! Woohoo!
I love reading about your observations and thoughts about your runs!

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

You certainly do a lot of thinking while you run. You know us men only think about food, beer, and sex during our runs and which one we require afterwards.

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I love that the security guards care.

kimert said...

Love the people watching bit. I often wonder what other runners think as they pass me. Although I may not really want to know! haha

ShutUpandRun said...

I love those old guys in their running suits!!

Jamie said...

Great run! Love the observations. :)

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

ha! Laughing at the willow tree comment!

You must've been wide awake today, because you remembered so many observations!!

Alessandro S Silva said...

You are like me: many thoughts during running.

Boas Corridas!

(also in English)

SupermomE13 said...

Oh man... now I have the dang Monkees jingle in my head!!! :)

Great run! Being outside is oodles better than the treadmill any day.

Kristin @NyceLife said...

I love the pure joy in running this post reflects! I pray I get there one day!

Tricia said...

Love your run observations

5 Miles Past Empty said...

Dude in shape up shoes...still baffles me. I saw a lady wearing them today walking laps at the track. At least these people are wearing them to work out and not just hoping for a miracle.

And I know!!!! Normal peeps don't get bonked in the head by branches. Tree trimmers should really consider their own height while trimming.

Awesome run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Richelle said...

I just love your observations while running!

fancy nancy said...

I love runs like that...where you can just take it all in!

Marlene said...

It's nice when people ask about your run! Great job out there!!!

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New follower of yours...great site :)

Megan said...

I am a new follower. WOW! I always read running blogs to pump myself up, and I sure have found the blog to do it! SO INSPIRING! You ROCK!