This morning I had a blind date.
A blind running date.
So this morning rather than fall out of bed, throw on whatever running gear was at the top of my drawer and stumble out the door, I got up a few minutes early, made sure I matched (should I wear the outfit on my blog header so she recognizes me?) and actually looked in the mirror when I put up my hair. I even did an extra swipe of deodorant just to make sure I stayed fresh. (Not that I ever stink or anything...) As I drove over to where we agreed to meet my mind filled with "what ifs"...
What if... she didn't show?
What if... my knee bothered me really bad and I couldn't run at all?
What if... she thought I wasn't very cool and didn't ever want to run with me again?
What if... "she" was really a "he" who was a deranged killer who wanted to chop me up into bits and feed me to his poodle? (Hey I'm just saying, you never know... her blog IS a food blog, although I've never noticed her post anything about being a cannibal...)
After arriving at the agreed location I found myself a lone car on the street but shortly there after a car pulled up a safe distance from me... it was a girl. Was it her? I waited a few minutes... checked my phone... thought to myself, "Maybe I should get out and stretch, make myself look like I'm getting ready to run..." (Yes I'm weird, I thought we've established this... but seriously, I don't know how these things work!?!?) So I got out and started stretching, looking but not staring down at said car. She gets out, starts doing the same... after a few minutes of this I decide to wander her way... and lo and behold it is her. We both giggle at our own apprehension of the situation and admit we weren't sure what was the non-creepy way to approach each other. I mean it is the butt crack of dawn and all...
Almost immediately I laughed at myself for being so nervous, I mean it was none other than the Fabulous Therese over at Healthy, HOTT, Housewife, and she was just as fab in person as she is on her blog. The next 3.5 miles flew by with easy conversation and laughs over being nerdy bloggers and trying to be healthy and active in this party city. Before I knew it the run was over and it was time to part ways and start our day, I wish every run was like that.
Thanks for a great run this morning Therese! I'm def looking forward to next week's run. Yay for new running friends! I'm also happy to report that the ol' legs are feeling fine. I had a 6 miler slotted for today but decided I should ease back into the training schedule after the week hiatus. It was a rough start but once we found a nice easy stride it was smooth sailing til the end!
I hope ya'll have a great day today, Happy Hump Day! The weekend is in sight!