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New Shoes, Tailwind Home, and Crazy Cops!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Yesterday I celebrated Black Friday with a new pair of shoes! I got some New Balance shoes at JCPenney for $30. I have been wearing the same shoes for a year and they were falling apart; the holes in them were so big, my feet have been freezing in the colder weather! So this morning I decided to run in my new shoes, and I did great! 4 miles and my feet feel good!!! I was only going to go 2-3 miles, but I felt really good and went for more! :D

It doesn't always go like that when I go out there. When I first started this morning, all I kept thinking about was the cold wind that was beating me in the face, and I almost talked myself into changing it down to a short neighborhood walk. (Brrr...the REAL November has arrived!) But I promised a Sparkbuddy that I would run today, so I started telling myself that if I kept going, I would have a nice tailwind home...and I did. There is a busy intersection near my house that has a flashing red light over it, and I love coming back from a long run and seeing that beacon in front of me! It always lights up my world and makes me smile to myself and say "I did it!" I feel amazing right now and I'm so proud of myself. :)

An interesting thing happened out there this morning; I have a loop around my oldest daughter's HS that I like to do, because it adds an easy quarter mile to my route. This time, as I emerged from behind the school, there was a cop to greet me! His lights weren't on, but he had his spotlight right on me, and I think he was checking to make sure I was legit! Once he saw me running at a steady pace and minding my own business, he backed all the way out of the school drive, Mater-style, and went in another direction, but kept his spotlight on me. Then as I got back out to the main road there were other cops sitting around, and one with his lights going. Eventually as I ran past that subdivision, I realized they were casing the neighborhood there and probably looking for a prowler or something. They left me alone and I kept going, and I got all the way back to my own neighborhood, a mile away, without incident. Craziness.

Well, I guess that's about all for today. I need food and a shower and an ice pack for my foot, just in case. Spark On. :)
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  • COOP9002
    New shoes are always a plus. I am hoping to pick a pair up today.
    1431 days ago
    That is great you got new shoes!
    1431 days ago
  • LUVS2BIKE101
    Nothing like running with your own personal security service! Enjoy putting new miles on the new shoes!
    1431 days ago
    Glad you like the new shoes. Good Shoes are a must, both for exercise and just walking and doing the other things we do. Keep Sparking. Glad the cops didn't hinder you.
    1431 days ago
    Congrats on the new shoes, and for braving the Black Friday crowds. New shoes are the best!

    Perhaps if there was a prowler out, the police were watching you, a lone woman, to make certain you stayed safe.
    1431 days ago
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