Friday’s Ramblings… Or why its always nice to give clean pants to a neighbor’s child after a dog throws up on them.

So its friday.. I draaaaaaaaaagged myself out of bed this morning (notice all the “a”s?  It was that hard to do..) and headed out to run.  The first thing I have to say, is I have completely forgotten how to dress to run in 40 degree weather.  I was nice and comfy when I got outside and started my run… At the end I went in the house and couldn’t get the layers off fast enough!  But I get ahead of myself…

I decided I was going to hold myself back today and take it easy. I have been doing my runs at about the “maximum” speed that I could – for the distance I was running.. I haven’t been planning on doing this, it’s just that my speed that I ran an easy 4 to 5 mile run last year, is now my “maximum I can handle for 2.5 miles..”  It occured to me that running consistently at that level is probably not the smoothest of moves I could make, my goal today was for a 10 minute mile.  So with that goal in mind, I headed out of the door.

I started my Runtastic.I started my music (realizing I should have done this BEFORE I started Runtastic)
I started to run.
I stopped running and put on my gloves (I hate cold hands)
I started to run again.

The run was quite nice.  It’s so easy to forget how relaxing it is to run. When I start my day off with a run, the stress of the day is never quite as bad.  The world just can’t hit me as hard as it can when I don’t run. (No. This is NOT A challenge world, BACK OFF!)  Due to not planning my time/distance/wake up time as well as I shoudl have, there was a slight gap (5 minutes) where my kids were parent-less, but they kept the door locked.  I think at almost-9, and 10 years old can handle 5-10 minutes. 🙂   They have a phone that they can use to call if needed.  I did resist the urge to run a different course that was about 4 miles, but I am continuing to try and keep my increases very gradual so my body adapts.

I weighed myself today, which I will admit isn’t rare as I do it every day at the same time, almost like a fanatic.  And if the weight goes down I tell myself “Huh.. I must be dehydrated…”  I’m getting really worried about that as my levels of dehydration seem to be getting pretty extreme as I am down about 8 pounds now!

Now to explain the title of the post… I received the funniest text this morning (if you are a Facebook friend of mine, I apologize for the repetition) –

“Good morning.  Just an FYI – my dog threw up on your kid.  I gave her clean pants and sent her to school.”

My kids wander down the road to meetup with two of their friends – a brother/sister combo in the same grades as mine, play with their dog for a few minutes and then head out to school.  I can’t help but think that their friend’s mother completely saved my daughter’s social life until highschool by giving her clean pants to wear!  It may have put off the Boy-problem even longer though…

Headed up to NY this weekend to see the family and friends we left behind.  I don’t think I am going to be running up and down my parents mile long steep hill in the 30 degrees and snow that are in the forecast.. Good thing they have a treadmill in the basement!

Halloween Candy eaten in the last 24 hours: 0 pieces
Total Halloween Candy eaten: 0 pieces


I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Rambling, running
One comment on “Friday’s Ramblings… Or why its always nice to give clean pants to a neighbor’s child after a dog throws up on them.
  1. […] Friday’s Ramblings… Or why its always nice to give clean pants to a neighbor’s chi… ( […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

The Once and Future Runner
Once and Future Runner

2013 Was an amazing year, for me, So I am really looking forward to 2014!

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 374 other subscribers
November 2012
Number of Visits to this Blog:
  • 57,767 hits
Chasing Disney Dreams

My journey to 48.6 miles through 4 parks in 4 days


Running, more running and a bit of Rugby League!

Drawing from the Word: Truth Branch Art blog

colorful creations and the stories behind them

Hysterical Runner

A runner proving that having a hysterectomy doesn't mean retiring your trainers

Looking For 42

Traveling the world looking for the meaning for life (and whatever else I might find along the way)

From Fran to Flash

Fitness, Family, Fashion, Food & Fun

The Fat Girls Guide To Running

The worlds No1 site for advice, support and resources for overweight runners


Exploring the great outdoors, by Andrew Gills (continued)


Health and fitness made simple

Views from the Third Wave

The thoughts of an aspiring mid-life runner and triathlete

Wellness Secrets of a SuperAger

Eat less; move more; live longer

Live. Love. Run.

Life Through the Eyes of a Running Momma.


Adventures in running...faster


enjoying every second of life and running


I run like an elephant but damn it, I'm running!

%d bloggers like this: