This had been a pretty good week running wise. Got in a great 8 mile hike on Tuesday. Actually made it to the gym to run on the treadmill on Thursday and got in a solid 10k yesterday. Since I put in 3x more miles this week than the past few weeks, I chose to stop at three days running this week. My ankle is a little sore and I don’t really want to start training with an injury. Or I was just lazy. 🙂
Saturday I headed out for a run after a short power nap. I’ve noticed that my stomach behaves a little better after a short nap. Why, I have no idea but if I can snooze for 15-20 minutes and have a better run, I’m all for it. Admittedly, sometimes it backfires and I sleep through the timer. California has missed the fall memo so I was able to head out late in the afternoon in shorts and a tank. I know it won’t last much longer but it was pretty nice. I knew my mother was out for a walk somewhere so I figured that I may run into her at some point. I changed my route up a bit so I would run past places I knew she liked to walk. I got about 3 miles in and still hadn’t seen her so I sent her a text. Her response was that she was going down the backside of a street. Ummm, what?
What side is the backside? So I sent a text trying to clarify. Was she closer to street A or street B? Mind you, there are 6 blocks in between those streets. The next response- she’d gone around A and back up. Back up what? There is no up that street. So I head to where I thought she would be, no luck. Ok, I give up. I am just going to finish my run. In my last mile, I get a text from my mother asking where I was. My answer was by the school and that her directions made no sense. I paused my Garmin and hung out for a moment waiting for another text but nothing came so I headed home.
Going up the last hill I get a text asking where I was again. Completely done with texting, I stop again and just call her. Turns out we were a block from each other. I catch up to her and again say that her directions make no sense. She again tells me her route and I snap “learn the street names!”. Turns out what she was calling up street A is in fact Beach street, so not the same!! The other name was off as well. I got super frustrated with her and asked how she was ever going to give emergency directions by saying this street and that street, and around one corner or another. I even warned her our little snafu was going on the blog.
All that aside, I had a pretty good run. Other than my warm up mile and the little stops in mile 4- I can’t text and run at the same time- I kept a decent pace for all of the run. Woo hoo! That’s a big deal for me these days. 🙂 It was a good way to conclude my first, albeit rescheduled, week of training. I am looking forward to next weeks running. Even if I have a few after work commitments and am trying to figure when to run. I’ll leave you with cuteness- I bought Kimi her first cat bed and I think it was a win-
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