i started my day with a really healthy breakfast: flax seed frozen waffle, 2 TBS lowfat cottage cheese, 1/4 cup blueberries with splenda, and 2 crushed pecans on top. it's my delicious and healthy way i try to start my day...most of the time. however, 2 hours later i ate a huge peanut butter/chocolate rice krispie "square" and i put that in quotes because that's what they are called. right? they are supposed to be squares. but mine was more of well...a rectangle. a ginormous rectangle. okay, it was at least 6 inches long and probably 2 1/2 inches wide. not a square. not even a small rectangle. it was huge. and it was delicious!! i enjoyed it with (of course) a diet coke. all the while wearing my running gear...in hopes of a run later.
so after that snack, i HAD to run today! i have been running 4 to 4 1/2 miles consistently. so i thought today i would go for 5. and just see how it goes. i started out with a route in mind. it's the typical "U.P. Loop" and anyone from here knows the loop i'm talking about because it runs on 4 of the main streets in our little community. BUT (i should say BUTT) i was wearing my grey knee length spandex. gulp. very NOT pretty! and usually i run at night so i don't worry about what i look like. i think about comfort. however, today it was still light out...and i started thinking...if i run the "loop" i am sure to be seen by people i know. i hate showing up at church and having someone say "hey, i saw you running yesterday." it's so embarrasing on so many levels. not only am i a SLOW runner (more of a fast walking pace) i am also NOT concerned with looking cute. i know it sounds stupid. but flabby, flat, booty ain't pretty in knee length spandex. okay? so i veered off course. i decided to run the Chambers Bay Soundview Trail. THIS TRAIL IS NO JOKE. let me just say, the entrance to this trail reads: WARNING. Difficult (grades in excess of 10%)
also, it is 3.8 miles long. it is loopy and hilly. and the last time i did this trail was about 3 months ago. i WALKED it AND i still had to rest about 4 times on the final ascension. not to mention, that my house is 1 mile away from this trail and last time, i drove there. so, today's run includes more than a mile for warm up and cool down ontop of the 3.8 mile loop. BUT it is gorgeous! it loops around a beautiful links golf course constructed ontop of the sand pit we used to sneek into back in high school. AND it has a perfect view of the train bridge we used to jump from as well as the best view in town of what's left of the conveyor belt where Kevin Adams told me that he loved me and tried to kiss me (even though my boyfriend at the time was his best friend). so, as i was running today my ipod was playing Jane Says and Say Hello to Heaven...and i nearly forgot about the treacherous hills that were as hard to run DOWN as they were to run UP. because i was reminiscing on some old times! beautiful!
but now i'm tired!