I cannot believe Monday is here already. I guess y’all have probably already heard the news from Friday, this news:
I was not in the least bit surprised. Disappointed yes, surprised, no.
Things were pretty active here over the weekend. On Friday night MacGyver and I hit up one of the local Mexican Restaurants, Los Mayas. It was good, not spectacular, but good.
Apparently MacGyver and I ate a bit too much because afterward we went to Wal-Mart and we were both farting so bad we had to go down separate aisles, just so there was enough air to breathe. But you don’t want to hold your farts in because….
Yeah, looks painful don’t it?
Saturday morning I woke up bright and early and really excited for my long run. I had 12 miles on my schedule and I was so stoked. I just wanted to get it done. I left the house around 7:15 as MacGyver headed out to work. The first few miles I took it easy and ran at around a 10:15 pace but by mile 3 I was ready to pick up the pace a bit. Of course that’s when it happened….
The thing that all runners dread at one point or another. The dog bite.
I was running past a lady who was walking a big collie and a little long-haired Chihuahua. I was a little irritated because I had to run off the sidewalk by several feet because she wouldn’t move. I ran past her and turned down another street and about a half a block later I feel something sort of scratch my ankle and I heard a shrieking sound.
I gotta be honest, when I first saw the little booger I was pissed because I was more concerned with him tripping me. All I could think of was that I was about to fall and break a bone or something. I wasn’t concerned about him biting me at all.
Well, he didn’t do much damage besides ripping my sock and scratching the skin, but here’s the thing, the owner actually yelled at ME. No, seriously, she yelled out that if I didn’t HAVE to run by the dog and irritate him, he wouldn’t have gotten off the leash to go after me!
I thought about this for a brief second and I couldn’t help but think about that Mark Twain quote:
So I just yelled back ‘you’re an idiot lady’ and I kept going. Turns out I didn’t really have to say anything anyway because it’s my neighborhood and the neighbors know me. Two of them saw what happened and they had several words for her. (I love my neighbors.)
In case you’re wondering, it was the little Chihuahua that bit me, as if you ever doubted that, am I right?
I finished the 12 miles and I managed to finish in under 2 hours and check out this cool garmin pic. (By the way, I hate it when people post garmin pics but you can see part of my face in the watch and it looks sort of cool…and I almost never take cool pics so I’m posting this one.)
Anyway, once I got home, the kid and I ran some errands and then I got to work making my special Christmas treats, peanut butter bon bons!
These things are heaven. I got the recipe from my Grandmother years ago and I’ve been making them for friends and family ever since. It’s the one thing people actually request from me during the holidays. If you love Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, these are similar but like 8 billion times better, for real. I may have the recipe and some step by step instructions on the blog tomorrow…maybe 😉
Sunday MacGyver went hunting and I decided that since I already had 39 miles for the week, I would sleep in. It was lovely. I finally got up around 8:30 and took the dogs for a walk. Then we came back home and proceeded to lay on the couch for several hours until the Kid stopped by and insisted I go for a walk with him.
It started out like this:
And then it got dark…and then darker…..
And the kid insisted we get 3 miles in and since it was an out and back walk in the park he refused to turn around until the 1 and half mile mark. Hence the reason there are no more pictures….
Because shortly after that last picture, the thunder, the lightning, and the torrential downpour began. Despite that, it was still a lot of fun, you know, because we survived.
One last thing. MacGyver sent me a link to this video. This is a grocery store and what they do is completely awesome. I want to shop there next Christmas! 13 hidden cameras, 9 Cashiers and lots of innocent customers…..Enjoy!
What did you do this weekend?
Ever been bitten by a dog while running?