Since the Longleaf Triathlon was last Sunday, Tiffany I arranged to meet on Monday for our weekly long run. Last week’s run was a “stepback week” and Hal suggested a 7 mile run. Since I was still pretty sore and stiff from the race the day before, I was truly thankful for a shorter run the next day. My time was a sore sight, too: 1:26:14.
After two Halloween parties in one day, I was in no shape for an early Sunday run yesterday and I totally flaked on my running partner, Lori. (Sorry, Lori.)
Understanding the importance of sticking to my marathon training schedule, I summoned the energy to run 12 miles yesterday afternoon. My pace was pretty fast for my typical long Sunday runs. I completed the run in 2:02:14.
During my two hour run, I watched the sunset and I realized how much I missed running during the daylight. Sunshine offers a sense of security since the scary sewer clowns sleep during the day. During my evening run, I also enjoyed seeing many children playing outside.
However, on one shady cul-de-sac, very bizarre Children of the Corn like freaks serial killers kids stared at me as I ran pass their house. I smiled sheepishly and said “Hi”, but the oldest one gave me a very sinister Malachai look. Fortunately, my nervousness helped me out run them and no time to notice their corn husk sickles. I then realized that scary creatures still come out during the day.
Speaking of creepy encounters, I managed to avoid Caesar the Stalker all last week by leaving a little earlier, running on different days and stretching in a new location. And to assure my safety, my husband armed me with mace. While running, I wondered if my new routine would help me avoid Cesar the Stalker. Then, I noticed an Obama/Biden sign in my neighborhood and I knew everything was going to be all right.