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Showed Up Ready

Saturday, October 13, 2012

This morning I showed up to run. I was there promptly at 6am, with my new Amphipod hand-held strapped water bottle. Last week twice I dropped a bottle from my fuel belt, so I think I've solved that problem. I was dressed in my favorite running skirt. Okay, it's my only running skirt, but it's cute and the matching tank top is flattering, too. I had on my Balega running socks. Last week I bought three pair of cheaper seamless non-cotton socks, but they stretch during a run, and don't hug my feet like I like. Guess I've just been spoiled by the good ones. And talk about good ones, I had on my Moving Comfort Vixen black sports bra and Brooks GTS 12 running shoes. I had along some Gu Chews just in case, but thought we probably weren't going far enough today to try them out.

Yep. I showed up to run. But I was advised by my pace group mates not to run this week. My lower back (strained it Thursday lifting granddaughter) still hurts a bit when I stand up or sit down or twist or pick up something heavy. It's not hurting to walk now. So I walked for a little over an hour while they ran and then we all drank coffee together as usual. Next week we're schedule to go 13 miles, so I want to be ready.

Then my nephew called and wanted to walk, so I walked 2.84 miles more around the lake with him, his sister, and her dog. We are having gorgeous weather with lower humidity, no chance of rain, and at least a few degrees cooler than it has been. I enjoyed the reclining crescent moon at 6am and then the flocks of birds around the lake.

I like my two gym runs a week. Hope my back is ready by Tuesday. We'll see. For a gym run I don't have to get up incredibly early since Gwen can go to the nursery and I don't have to worry with sunscreen when working out indoors. But then my Saturday outdoor runs are extra special because I get a dose of nature. Today's walks were good, but I can't wait to run again!!

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