Sunday Running Log #10

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.  

 

 

3 comments

  1. Rachel says:

    Lol (and this is a true story), the FASTEST I have EVER run was after seeing that movie. Seriously — THE most frightening experience I’ve every had. Hmmm . . . I think I now have a good Halloween blog topic for this week.

    Thanks for the inspiration! 😉

  2. Sharon says:

    I agree with morethananelectrician “I’d add that street as one to avoid.” I think the one with the Barack Obama sign on the front lawn is the one I would avoid running by too. Mom

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