On Saturday I got up super early to run. I really thought I must have accidentally set my alarm to 3am instead of 5am because I felt way too tired for it to be 5am, but alas, I was just being a wimp. This is one reason I'm looking forward to the winter. In the winter, I just run whenever and never get up early to run. In the summer, I have to sacrifice sleep to beat the heat.
I met 2 other women in my neighborhood for the first part of the run. They wanted to go for 7 miles, so I brought Peanut since I could drop her at the house after 7 miles. We took it pretty easy on the pace, but I didn't mind since I had 9 more miles to run at whatever pace I wanted. I dropped off Peanut and then headed out for the rest of my run.
It was an uneventful run except for one thing: I swear I saw a chupacabra. Around mile 13, I saw an animal in the ditch beside the road, just trotting along. At first I thought it was a dog, then maybe a large cat, and then a fox. It was covered in matted and nasty fur patches and was so thin. When it saw me, it kind of hissed and turned and ran.
|It looked just like this, but still alive and kicking|
I know it was probably just a really sick fox with mange or something, but still...CHUPACABRA!
When I got home, I actually felt bad that it was probably out in the woods suffering. Or maybe it was out there sucking the blood out of livestock. I think I prefer just seeing random road kills on my runs versus crazy animals. Maybe I'll see Big Foot next?
Speaking of crazy animals, my baby is part woodchuck.
|I'm thinking of destruction|
|Good thing we got an organic crib|
|What? I was hungry.|
We have ordered crib rail covers that should keep her from destroying the crib or getting a splinter in her mouth. I'm going to file this under: "Things I didn't imagine would ever be an issue".
After my 16 mile run on Saturday morning, my mom came to visit the baby...I mean, all of us. My husband had a ton of homework for his grad class, so we had to leave him at home when we went to the "Beach Festival" being held in exciting downtown Leonardtown. Yes, this is the downtown of where I live.
|Can you handle these crowds?|
|Can you believe that someone just GAVE this me??|
|Mommy, I need more of these.|
|I just want to drink a cup of that syrup|
|You can just leave that cup here.|
|This is why I like Grandma better.|
|This whole "festival" thing is ok by me|
|Cold fire hose water, how fun.|
I had a hamburger the size of my face and then a milkshake from Chik-fil-a because we know how to live it up on date night. The milkshake had a cherry on top, so it was fancy at least. If you've never had a burger from a Five Guys, you are missing out. If you don't eat red meat, you're just missing out on life in general. :)
Week 2 of JFK 50 training went well. I ran 48 miles and had 2 full rest days. I'm a big fan of my rest days!
Have you ever eaten at a Five Guys?
How many rest days do you take a week from working out?