Clearly often go awry!
Saturday I had a 6-mile run on tap, which was my scheduled long run this week. The husband agreed to join me. We decided to get up at 6:45 a.m. which would be “sleeping in” by our new standards. First failure – me getting up at 7:45 a.m. Whoops! I ate a half piece of wheat toast with peanut butter and had a swig of coffee. I wore my Vibram FiveFingers for this run.
We were ready to go and opted to run at a nearby metropark. We planned to use the husband’s Garmin watch, which then died in the car en route. Second failure. We then drove through the park for oh… 30 minutes to find out that the path is not really marked. We also could not find any decent maps telling us where the heck a marked trail would be, so we end up driving back home. Third fail.
By this point I am grumpy, which is an understatement, and the husband is over the run. I decided to run by myself around the neighborhood with my regular watch. I opt to run for one hour, nine minutes (11:30/mile pace) in my best effort to run close to 6 miles. I finally started my run around 9:30 a.m. Fourth failure. The run took forever! I went up and down nearly every side street, around two parks and around a high school. I stopped once for water and twice to stretch.
My legs held up pretty good actually! No pains except being bored after a while, and getting hungry near the end. I think I’m finally building that long-run endurance I’ve been seeking, that is if you consider 6 miles a long run. I had a bowl of maple oats with dried cherries, coconut milk and Eating Bird Food’s pumpkin butter post-run. Yum!
Pre-cooked and post-cooked pumpkin oats.
The rest of the weekend went pretty well. We met up with friends and finished more unpacking. I think next weekend we plan to lay low and try to relax. It’s been GO, GO, GO since we moved. But as part of that busyness, I also enjoyed my first trip to Menchie’s frozen yogurt this weekend.
I enjoyed Menchie’s although it was somewhat different than YOYO, the local shop in Fort Wayne I was used to. Menchie’s is a chain and the yogurt was definitely heavier, more dense. The variety of toppings was much more as were the number of flavors. I was sad there wasn’t any coffee or espresso flavors, but I manged to find others that were suitable. I forgot exactly what I had, I think peanut butter, butter cream, coconut and maybe two others!
And we enjoyed watching the sunset Sunday on Lake Erie, after my lower body/abs routine. Clearly I opted not to change in between! I’ve missed the lake so much and I loved seeing this reminder of one of the reasons we moved here!
Have you ever had a planned run go awry? What happened?