Jamesy and I have had a wonderful child-less Valentine’s weekend! As well, it’s been great for AJ to get out, get unplugged, and go play in the snow! AJ is due back any moment now, and while James and I have very much enjoyed our alone time together, both of us are going to be very happy to give him a nice Valentine’s Day hug.
There are only about 3 weekends left before the Lake Sammamish Half Marathon, and today was our normally scheduled long-run day. After lazing around for most of the morning waiting for the rain to stop, we finally decided to suck it up and hit the trail; James for 12 miles, me for 10. I was not thrilled about going for my run today for some reason. Just one of those days, I guess. But then again, 10 miles is a long way to have to wrap your head around.
Still, out I went. The weather was beautiful, nice and misty, cool but not freezing, and not too many people on the trail… which was good as I just wasn’t in the mood for people. However, I did run into a couple of teenagers/young adults who seemed like they were up to no good. There is a marijuana … store… that backs up onto one part of the trail, and these kids were peeking in the fence, almost casing the place really… I just had a bad feeling about them. So I steered clear, pulled the headphones out of my ears so I could hear them and everything around me, and kept my eye on them until they were out of my line of sight. What on earth do you do in a situation like that? Yes, I had a bad feeling, BUT, what if they were just being curious and really only looking around? They weren’t breaking any laws so I couldn’t justify a call to the police… or should I have called them just because? They weren’t even trespassing… they were just… creepy. <sigh>
Anyway, the run went fairly well other than that little blip above. I started to get tired at about mile 8, was going to make a loop around my house to give me that last mile, BUT, once I actually saw my house, my body and mind said, “oh hell no,” and that was that. I officially ran 8.6… tsk, tsk. I’m feeling a bit bad about that as I only have 1 long run left, but hopefully if I nail my mid-week runs, there won’t be any serious repercussions from the setback of cutting today’s long run short.
To sum it up, I ran 19 miles this past week and am on day 45 of the 2016 run streak.
- Favorite song on playlist today: Charlie Puth — Marvin Gaye (pretty fitting for Valentine’s Day, ;D)
- Number of cookies, pictured above, consumed thus far: 4
- Number of calories per cookie: 200 (good thing I ran long today)
- Number of fish that perished in my care this weekend: 2
- Number of dinners I ruined this weekend: 1 (I’m getting better!)
James has written a wonderful little training update at 50 in 50 Marathon Quest… go check it out! As well… a huge shout-out to Miss Dorothea of Wanderwolf Running for running a screaming fast marathon today, a BQ time (!), with some really cool bling!! Well done Dorothea! Very proud of you!
Would you have called the police had you been in my situation? How did you “treat” yourself today? What’s your favorite race bling?! Have a great week!!