*And I'm glad Shaun decided to join me, too!
*@&#*$ -- Shaun, what is taking you so long? Let's GO! (sometimes I am impatient!)
*And we're out the door.
*Hey neighbors & dogs! It's one giant pupfest and our two are inside going nuts.
*Let's walk up the hill, stretch, then do this three mile run.
*Annnnddd we're of.
*Feeling good. Liking the pace.
*Shaun, I thought you said I was going to be faster than you.
*Don't make me feel like I'm going slow.
*I hope Shaun doesn't get clipped by a huge truck running that close to the street.
*These leaves are fun & crunchy but I hope I don't slip....
*...and send Shaun flying into the road.
*Really nervous about this.
*Eh, I'm over it.
*Why do my ankles and shins always feel SO locked up?!
*Is this normal?
*I wish it took me .5 miles instead of 2 miles to really get into a groove.
*Sheesh, this is a long stoplight...
*But after that woman just told us her friend got hit by a car here...
*I am more than happy to wait my turn.
*..."reppin my town when you see me you know everything, black and yellow..."
*I'm glad I have no problems singing out loud when I run.
*Feeling more in the groove now.
*If I just focus on moving my legs faster and running from my hips...
*Think of Coach Chad's advice: turnover your feet quickly.
*Keep striking at a steady pace, count your cadence...
*Oh, it's Michelle!! And SMOOCH! Super fun surprise! YAY :)
<insert break to catch up with our neighbor/good friend and her dog>
*That was a nice break but now we need to run farther to make up for it!
*We're going to Church (Street) if not further.
*Time to turn it up a notch until we get to Bower Hill.
*Of course we hit the stoplight.
*Alright, let's finish strong.
*Alright smarty, if this is the game you want to play I am totally going to win.
*Running this fast feels REALLY good.
*I want to keep going but I said we'd stop at Church. Hmph.
*So where did that come from, Shaun?!
*Gah, moth in the face!
*And then @%!#* -- a tree limb to the forehead - it's not my night!
*Time to cool down.
*Get the pups, walk them, and make a good dinner.
*So glad we got that run in :)