When I decided I had to turn onto another road, I noticed there was NO ROOM on the side of the road. I have never really liked running when there is NO Shoulder to run on, who does? So I decided I would bail into the ditch if I had to, but to avoid that happening I would wave and smile really big every time someone drove by. For the most part it was great, I must say I overcame some fears that the cars would just drive over me. Some people really do share the road.
When I got to a sidewalk after about 3 miles of sharing the road with the cars, I saw a trail.... I almost turned onto it.... thought it looked like a nice trail to run on. But then the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin popped in my head and I heard " danger danger danger!" I remembered that I was alone and decided I would save the trail for a day I had a running partner. Next up some cows.... I was running past a cow pasture, with about 6 cows in it. For fun, and entertainment I started "mooing" at them, I wondered if I could get them to moo back. OK maybe I was lonely, but I did get the cows to look at me, I thought, I wonder if they know I have been running for 6 miles now? Do they even CARE? Shortly there after I found another main road that I knew would take me back to my car. I really tried to pick up my speed, I felt like I was sprinting, but every time I looked at my watch it said over 10 min pace. Oh well, in the end I did great! SUB 10 min pace overall! Felt great to get out there and get it DONE!!! Thank YOU MOM!!
7 miles done
1 hour 9 min 45 sec!
Just shy of a 10 min pace!!
On a side note.... Here are my two babes! They both have birthdays coming up!
GK turns 2 on Sept 8!
MJ turns 3 on Oct 2!
Yes they will be 2 at the same time for almost 1 month!
So some big plans are in the works for a fun birthday party to celebrate BOTH girls at the same time!!!