Sometime on Friday afternoon MacGyver, my Mom and I were sitting in the living room watching TV and discussing our plans for the next day when one of our neighbors pulled up outside. He isn’t one of our immediate neighbors, he lives a few streets over and we aren’t really close friends with him but I would often see he and his wife when I was running all the time. Since he has a son in law who works in the same industry as MacGyver I assumed he was there to see MacGyver so I told MacGyver to go out and see what he wanted.
After a few minutes MacGyver came back in shaking his head and asked me if everyone within a 5 mile vicinity knew me as the ‘that runner girl’.
So, I asked him why and he said the neighbor was just worried because he hadn’t seen me running by lately and he and the other neighbors had been talking and they decided that since he knew my husband he should come by and check on me and make sure I was okay.
So, you see, I am famous.
I’m trying to make a point. And get to an important lesson here, which is, if you run in your neighborhood, get to know your neighbors.
They’ll watch out for you and they will help to keep you safe. And for all of those people who made fun of me for running in circles, go suck it.
The OCD dog AKA My spirit Animal.
On Saturday the cold front came through and while MacGyver went hunting with friends I decided to forgo the morning exercise and spend the day with my mom instead. I knew I wouldn’t have a lot of time to take her to garage sales or to the malls or for any other shopping throughout the week so we went Garage sale-ing on Saturday and we had a blast.
We found some pretty awesome things but mostly we just had a really good time spending the day together, talking, laughing, and enjoying the weather. We also
shopped got over 10,000 steps on our fitbits so I’d say it was pretty productive.
Sunday morning turned a bit cooler and I decided it would be a good day to attempt a longer run again. I was determined to go at least five miles without stopping but more if I felt okay.
I ran six! SIX FREAKIN WHOLE MILES WITHOUT STOPPING PEOPLE!
It was epic. Six miles felt like sixteen. It was incredible. It was slow and I didn’t run any spectacular trail, I didn’t master any amazing hills or break any speed records. I ran six uninterrupted beautiful, peaceful, blissful miles and I realized that I didn’t forget how to run, my body hasn’t totally fallen apart and I am still as strong as I ever was. and I didn’t get a migraine. F*ck Gluten. I quit you.
I spent the rest of the day doing some things around the house and running errands with mom. Last night MacGyver and I joined the rest of the World and watched the season premiere of the Walking Dead. I won’t spoil it for you….I can’t anyway because there are just no words. I haven’t even processed it yet. I mean, I already knew what would happen, I seriously did, I called it a long time ago but still, they never cease to surprise me with the way they make it happen. Does that make sense? Did you see it?
Last thing…If y’all have read my open letter to Nabisco then you know how upset I was over the Candy Corn Oreo’s, but by the grace of the Cookie God’s Nabisco must’ve read my letter because Mom took a trip to Target yesterday and brought these home.
Great timing Nabisco. It only took you three years. And now that I’m flippin Gluten Free! Nice.
If you need me, I’ll be out in the neighborhood. I’ll be drowning my sorrow in exercise. Running. In Circles.
Have you tried the Candy Corn Oreo’s?
Did you watch The Walking Dead?