Don’t you just love when something really cool happens on a run?
Sunday I had 13 miles on the schedule, and since Saturday’s insane wind (and fear of closed roads from fallen trees) kept me from getting in a short run with my training partner, I decided to split it up and get the best of both worlds.
A 3.25 mile loop with the hubs, and then 10 on my own.
The “not an injury” is still clinging to life, although it’s definitely improving. So the “warmup” miles were a little slower than I liked. But, any run where you get to chat and laugh with someone is a good run. 🙂 And the hubs is becoming such a great runner – I’m so proud and looking forward to having a joint race calendar this year.
For my 10 miles alone, I opted to run into the center of my town because a) sidewalks b) its flat and c) I wanted to kind of “assess the damage” from the storm.
And about 3 miles in, it got eerie. All the business were closed. None of them had power back yet. Seeing the buildings dark and the parking lots empty was kind of “post apocalyptic” and I wanted to check over my shoulder for zombies. Lol
But I continued on to the spot in the middle of town where the sidewalk ends. And when I turned around and looked down…I saw this!
I’m not a girl to leave a fortune cookie unopened…. so I had to. And look what I found inside!
Of course, “I’ve got a dream” from Tangled instantly popped into my head.
And I spent the next few miles singing “I’ve got a dream, I’ve got a dream…I just want to make it to mile 13.”
And of course I did make it. And somehow, with a few stops to stretch, I managed to run it all. Yay!
Major progress from last week. (Even if we still have some rehab work to do.)
I guessed I picked the right spot to turn around… you never know where you’ll find motivation (and some luck) on a run. 🙂