A seven mile run, fire trucks and firemen.

Happy Thursday! The weekend is upon us and I don’t know about you, but I love the weekend.

This week, I took the day off from running on Tuesday and I ran 5 miles on the treadmill on Wednesday. This morning I picked up my friend Fiona and we drove up to Palm Harbor to run in John Chestnut Senior Park. Neither of us had ever run there before so we didn’t know what to expect but it was epic.

We arrived at 7am, stepped out of the car and saw this:

Deer in the Park

I know, grazing deer, how cool, right?

We also had the chance to run around Lake Tarpon which was beautiful this morning.

Fioname at park





Lake Tarpon

We ran about 7 miles. It was one of those runs that feels like it just began and then it’s over and you don’t want it to be. It’s a great park but it isn’t really a running trail per se. It has 3 separate running paths off the main path through the park and it’s a bit hard to navigate so we’re going to figure out our path beforehand the next time we go so that we can utilize all of the trails and see everything in the park. Or not. I may just go run there all day and get lost a bunch of times until I finally figure it all out. I’m def. adding it to the rotation of favorite running places and I can’t wait to go back.

Did I mention that I went to Cracker Barrel on Tuesday? No? Well, I did. Have you tried their new salad? It’s a chicken pineapple salad and it is awesome. I highly recommend it.


When I got home this morning I was so relaxed and I felt great. MacGyver was leaving for a job so I took little Hank out for a walk. I intended to take Boomer next but…

Fifteen minutes later I returned to a fire truck and several firemen. They had busted in my side fence and were in my back yard hosing down the fire that MacGyver forgot about. Of course, my dogs saw an opportunity with an open gate, escaped to the backyard and jumped in the pond to go swimming…only after knocking down one of the firemen and wreaking havoc on a large portion of the neighborhood.

The lesson here is that I cannot leave MacGyver alone for even 1 hour with an empty fire pit, assorted pieces of wood and matches…EVER….and it takes a fire truck and several firemen, one axe and my garden house to put out the fire in my fire pit.

I can’t even make this stuff up.

So, how is your week going? What is the best run you had this week? Any run ins with the fire dept?

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