Tales From the Back of the Pack

Tales From the Back of the Pack

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Running Gods Make Mischief

Sep 19, 2010 1:04 AM

Woke up bright and early this morning at the crack of 9:30 am. This happens with more frequency than I'd like to admit. When I wake up this late I can tell by the amount of sunlight pouring in through the windows that there is no way I'm doing a long run today because it's obviously too hot out by now.

This morning there wasn't any sunlight, but I stayed in bed a little longer just to make sure it wasn't coming out. I took my time getting dressed, ate a leisurely breakfast, spent a few minutes checking my email then drove out very slowly to my running trail. I really stalled that run as long as possible...I was sure the sun would be bursting out from behind the clouds at any moment and I didn't want to be caught miles away from my car when it happened.

This was the temperature when I parked and started out on my run this morning. Overcast and cool. Wow, that's so odd, but I'll take it! The running gods were smiling on me! I strapped on the iPhone and took off.

Just a short hour later, however, those gods were smiling AT me. Or rather, laughing their asses off. HA! AS IF I was going to get to run in 60 degree weather when I had the nerve to roll out of bed after 9:30. Who do I think I am?

The 8 miler I intended to do today was cut off at 6 miles. I don't do hot weather. I'm way impressed with people who live in those super hot states and still manage to get outdoors to run. Ah, well, I'm satisfied with the miles I did get in and in a way I'm thankful the gods played their little trick on me or I wouldn't have done any miles at all today.

I went home to shower and change into a light sundress before heading out again for some fun. And guess what happened? The sun tucked itself back behind the clouds and the temp was down in the 60's again for the rest of the day. I froze my toes off.

Went to Santa Monica to watch a quirky indie film El Superstar (produced by George Lopez). It's about a white guy who is raised by his Mexican nanny and blessed with a singing voice by la Virgen de Guadalupe. It stars all the usual Mexicans and since it is probably only relatable to Hispanics, we felt obligated to see it.

We were the only ones in the theatre. We each sat in our own row.

Quiet evening at home tonight. Two nights in a row. I need to get a life.

Eating the rainbow today:
R- Strawberries in my yogurt
O-baked sweet potato for dinner
Y-pre-run banana,
G-I didn't eat anything green today. Odd. Green is usually the easiest color to eat.
BIV-Grapes for snack, blueberries in my yogurt

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