27 Miles and a little race envy

Saturday morning when I got up to go running, it was around 70 degrees.  No, I’m not lying, it was epic.  In fact, I’m pretty sure this is what I looked like..

running happy

I ran six miles and I would have kept going except that Saturday was the annual ‘Junk in the Trunk’ sale in Safety Harbor and I really wanted to go to it.  Unfortunately, we didn’t find anything we wanted, or even liked, and I found myself regretting that I didn’t run longer.

On Sunday, the temps were already creeping back up but it was still coolish.  I left around 7 and headed down to the park.  I though it would be cooler that running through the neighborhood.  I didn’t realize the annual pretty in pink 15K was yesterday but it was and it runs right through the park.

At first I was cheering on the runners who passed me but the more runners I saw the more crowded the trail became and a few of them almost ran into me because we were running in opposite directions.

I decided to head back to the neighborhood rather than finish the trail in the park and I was really trying to enjoy my run but instead I was just getting mad.  I’ve run that race before and it’s not only fun, it’s in my own neighborhood and the more I thought about it and the fact that I wasn’t running it now, the madder I became.

mad

I got in my own head.  That’s all.  I managed to run 3 miles before calling it a day.

When I got home I thought about it for a while and then I realized that I still managed to run 27 miles last week.  I managed to get out there every day, regardless of the temperature and how I was feeling, and run.  I may not be where I was a few years ago but I have will power and strength and I know soon, I’ll get back to that point and then I’ll get even better.  It wont happen over night, but it will happen.

As far as the rest of the weekend goes, MacGyver and I spent a little time shopping and I worked out in the yard a bit.  MacGyver had a bit of a cold so I spent a lot of time in the man cave building, guess what?  More wreaths.

another wreath

The one in the window is the largest one I’ve made.  It’s around 32′ in diameter.  I put it in the window and took a picture of it and then posted it online to sell.  I sort of want to keep it though.  How many wreaths are too many?  Two?  Four?  Six? Maybe it’s time for me to start on the Christmas ones…..

What did you do this weekend?

Have you ever gotten runner envy seeing a race that you aren’t running?

5 thoughts on “27 Miles and a little race envy

  1. I wish you had done the race this time. Sounds fun! I miss a lot of the runs i did in Fort Lauderdale!

    I have the zombie 5k Sat. This will be the first time running in over a week. I’m on my fifth night working (I work 12 hours) and have been too tired to run before work (and I know part of that is because I haven’t run).

    I have an appointment to see about my back and hip next week.

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