Title to be more explained later in post. But it’s true. Every single old man that is out on my pathway when I’m running smiles and waves.
Ummm it’s August 31st. Whaaaaaaaaaat?!
I realized that today when A) I saw the “monthly totals” box in my log book that needs to be filled out and B) saw that it’s labor day weekend this weekend.
As much as I love the fall (and cannot wait to go apple picking in the next few weeks!!) actually seeing the calendar roll over tonight will be sad. It marks the end of summer. Sure, fall doesn’t officially start until the 23rd but September really does mean fall. And school.
I’m surprisingly not as sad as I thought I would be that I’m not going back to college. Sure it’s weird, and I still feel like I’m playing grown up but, but having grown up taking care of lots of others I really am liking this this whole be-on-own thing. Hopefully I still want to head off to school next year if I apply to and get in to medical school haha.
Fall also means that racing is going to be going on and holllllllllllllller. I’m 99.99% sure this half marathon with Lacey is going to happen. Yay.
I’m also still looking for other races. I have possible ones in mind but it’s just a matter of registering. I mean, I’m not even registered yet for this half!
And if I’m going to get serious and do races this fall I should probably do more specific runs rather than 2 X 4.1 easy!
Despite it being a Tuesday (and thus a clinic day) I still got up at 0530! I had a meeting (for non-work related stuff) and I wanted to make sure that I could get my run in as well as shower. Going to meetings all sweaty is not likely a good thing. I’m sure the people I was seeing appreciated my showering capabilities and were happy that I gave up a little sleep to do so.
And since the fall really is drawing near this means the sun is getting up later and later. So it was pitch black when my alarm went off. The sky lightened a bit by the time I stepped out the door (and the sun was fully risen by 6:10) but man, I always forget how rough it is to drag my butt out of bed with no real sunlight.
What am I going to do in winter when the sun won’t have risen at all during my runs?!
Oh well. I guess I’ll just have to cross that bridge when I get to it, right?
My legs felt fresher today than they did yesterday. Still a bit sore though. Maybe from my LR this weekend? I know that I’ve been feeling a bit tired lately muscle wise but I’ve been chalking it up to my lack of sleep the past week or so. It’s quite possible that 13.5 miles + 90* heat could be a contributing factor. Plus all that walking for Waterfire (which I’m glad y’all loved! Seriously: if you are in the area on September 11 or October 9th then you MUST go to it!).
And the antibiotics. Which are never fun to be on. But thanks for all the well-wishes on that front yesterday. (click that link if you missed the deal-io on my toe as well as my Waterfire recap) I have a primary care follow up appointment for Thursday (yay for being seen in a timely manner!) but I’m not expecting much. These infections really are just regular bacteria infections that just cause a really big reaction for me. I still think it’s stress related though which is why they get so bad. Too bad life isn’t stress free haha. Where would the fun be in that?
Due to the fact that it was so dark out I opted for my 2 X 4.1 miles again. Like I mentioned about it was faster than yesterday. Not by a whole lot but it felt faster too which is always a good thing
- 1st loop: 4.1 miles @ 9:05
- 2nd loop: 4.1 miles @ 8:28
- total: 8.2 miles @ 8:46
Obviously the first loop leaves a little to be desired but I really picked it up for the second loop. Maybe that’s why the run felt so fast. I wasn’t even trying to race anyone this morning! The pathway was full of lots of walkers but very few runners.
I did have one (old) man tell me “You’re making this look too easy #4” (I have a lucky number 4 tattoo) which put some extra pep in my step and actually did make the rest of my run — which I was on lap by then — easier. As much as I think old people are grumpy and cranky and not fun to be around, I find myself loving the cute old men that are really nice to young girls. Not in a creepy way but a “I’m being nice because you could be my granddaughter” way.
And there may be a little flirting on their part. But they’re cute old men. How can I get mad at that?!
But it was a good run. Nothing awe-inspiring (except to my new old man friend) but a solid run. It made me feel better about Monday‘s run being much slower than I’m used to. A fluke.
And I really wanted to insert this quote that I read from The Daily Sweat and give some witty or motivational anecdote for it but I can’t think of one now and I don’ t want to sit on it.
you just have to give into LIFE and go LIVE
Very VERY true. I think I’m doing this and living by this at the moment.
And if I wanted to get all sappy I could say something about moving in my own place and having a real job. Or I could just direct you back to my Waterfire night and drinking beer in the streets. Whatever works for y’all 🙂