~So I mentioned I was a little spooked by Tuesday’s trail in my last post. What I didn’t mention was the random hoodie hanging from an equally random tree branch about 2 miles up. Faded black and a little ripped, at a spot where someone could just run into the woods. Creepy.
~I felt good Wednesday after 8 miles the day before but had a big project for work. I figured I would use my rest day and just stay late after work; use the quiet to just bust it out. After a bit I decided to use the restroom and get some water. Ever been in a building that felt like it slightly moved when exterior doors were opened or closed? That happened while I was in the bathroom but I didn’t think much about it because I knew the doors were locked. When I crossed the doorway leading from the break room area, I heard a voice say hello. Aack!!!!!!!! I yelled no and dropped into a sumo-like squat*. Turns out the cleaners come early on Wednesdays. Oops, I almost threw my phone at her. I scared her about as much as she scared me.
*And what do I think I am going to accomplish going into a squat? I did this same thing once on a run when a dog rushed me. At least then I was in shorts, this time I was in a skirt but figured a squat was threatening?! Seriously?!
~I was helping a co-worker with something the other day when his little boy came in to say hi. My coworker had just done something not quite right and we were laughing about it so I told his son that his dad was silly. He did not look happy about that. Come to find out that he later told his dad that his boss had looked mad. So now I scare kids too. Oops. 😦~Less scary but more shocking- I made it to the gym!! I am still not a huge treadmill fan but it felt like a good, solid 4.5 miles. I was a little bored about 2 miles in so I decided to step up the speed by .2 every song. 5.6 to 5.8 to 6.00 for mile 3 followed with .10 distance walk break. Then I did 5.7 to 5.9 to 6.1. Around mile 3.85 I went to 6.6 and stayed there for a few minutes. It wasn’t much but I was able to keep my stomach in check so I call it a win. See ya next time bore-mill.
Ever run by random bits of clothing?
Do you scare children or is just a skill I have?
Any suggestions for fun treadmill running?