Hello Beautiful People,
I had a pretty good weekend. It was beautiful. I hope you got to enjoy the wonderful weather.
Friday night I met up with Mom and some other teachers for a Happy Hour. I love all of the people she works with. They are so sweet and so supportive of me. I am more than happy to hang with them for the evening. And more importantly, I enjoyed a very nice adult beverage. Summer can only mean one thing....SANGRIA! Just one...and I did eat my fruit.
So Saturday morning when I got up I knew that my plan was to get a run in. As I was laying in bed I made the decision that I would head over to my Aunt's and then come back. Not in my car.
My Aunt lives just over 3 miles from my mom. Every time we drive over there I see people on the running trail and think that I should do that. I love that about this area. There are trails all over the place. I can hardly go anywhere without seeing people out running. Why the heck don't I do it.
And so I made the decision to do it and that meant I needed to get started before it got too late...and hot. The plan would be to get over to my Aunt's and see my Grandmom for a few minutes and then head back. I could also refill my water bottle and use the ladies room. I never questioned that I would get there. I was a little worried that Grandmom would worry about me heading back to mom's.
It's kind of amazing to me that I can just decide "Hey, I think I'm going to go run about 7 miles right now. I'll be back." And I LIKE IT!
When I was getting ready I found a bag that I had gotten last year. It goes across your back over one shoulder. Since I didn't have stops between houses I opted to take it. I would need keys, ID, fuel, and I was carrying something for Grandmom.
Since I hadn't done this before I never really paid attention to where the sidewalks and running trails were. I would cross the street and realize there was no sidewalk. Or I would cross and see that there was no crosswalk up ahead.
At one point I had crossed a street and realized there was no sidewalk. I figured it was okay and I would just walk the block and cross the street at the intersection. Um...I didn't realize they were mowing the lawn so I was kicking up freshly mowed grass...great. And then I got to the intersection and there was no crosswalk on that side for me. So I had to cross back. This intersection is a biggy. Once I got through it I would be fine, but I now needed to go diagonal and I could be waiting forever each way. And let me tell you, this is NOT the intersection you want to play around with. So after about 6 minutes I made it across.
The irony is that I could have worn the bag easily if I hadn't lost the weight. I couldn't tighten it enough to stay put while I ran. It was fine when I slowed to a walk though. I did a little of both. I walked on the up hills and the concrete and ran the rest.
The best bonus of the day was that there was honeysuckle practically the whole way.
Lots of pretty flowers along the way.
It was a good run/walk....so good that I showered and then went to the pool for a couple of hours...ahhh
Sunday came and it was Baptism Day. It's something I really wanted to do for a while, but I wasn't sure if I was going to be around for it. It was a little weird, but I wore my bathing suit to church. I wore a skirt and a sweater over for service. They gave us t-shirts to wear in the Baptismal pool, but I still felt a little naked coming out in my bathing suit bottom. I will be starting my second blog this week and that will be a little more detailed. But, I have to say that when I saw the photos I couldn't believe how flat I looked when I was being dunked :-)
I hope you had a great weekend. Now I have to close up because I have a running date with my cousin at the lake. WOO WOO.
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