I ran 6 miles on Monday after getting off the airplane so everything in my body was tight and didn't want to move. I slugged on and got a good run in but I was supposed to do 12 that day so I slacked off a little. I did some Pilates in the hotel room on Tuesday but didn't run and I should have. Tuesday was the nicest day of the week and it went down hill from there. Wednesday it was cold and I met up with some old friends for a great Italian dinner of Gnocchi and whiskey and more whiskey and, oh yea, more whiskey. We end the evening by going to a big grocery store and raiding their dark chocolate isle for desert! OHHH (insert Homer Simpson voice) Dark Chocolate! Needless to say, not only didn't I run, I probably fell off the wagon a little and regressed in my training but I don't see these friends often so I'll call it a special event and move on. Thursday we headed up to our airport and I got in 8 miles before dinner. This was interesting because I had never run in this area before and ended up running in some really busy areas. I was almost roadkill a couple times. I even heard some squirrels and opossums making snide comments about how stupid I was to be running on those roads! I survived and made it back (late) for dinner at a GREAT BBQ joint!
Woke up Friday morning to get on a plane and it was snowing, hard. Luckily we were in a place that knows about snow and it wasn't a big deal for them. Our plane made it out of there and we got home safe and sound. The 80 degree weather was gone though, and it is now cold here! Oklahoma weather Gods have a weird sense of humor.
I ran 14 miles this morning with the Oklahoma Landrunners and had a wonderful time. It was misty and a little cold but not too bad. Actually wonderful running weather, Southbay Girl would have loved it. We ran the hilly course here in Edmond and had a great crowd. I met some new people and ran with some old friends. It it great to be home.
OKC marathon in a couple weeks, I'm nervous but am feeling good after the leg problem and a cold. Things usually come in 3's so I'm waiting on the last ailment and trying to take it easy. Not much I can do in these last few weeks but maintain and hopefully not get hurt!
ALMOST FORGOT: My son is on the middle school track team and he ran his time trials this week. He WON the 400 and the 800! He also ran a 6:03 in the mile. OK, that's my best mile time from last year. I am very proud of him but this is not good, I've got some work to do to stay ahead of him. Soon, I guess, I will have work to do to stay UP with him, then it will be work to do to stay within reach of him, then I'll just cut his allowance every time he beats me! That'll show him.
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