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Running Faux Pas

Today I went for a round of disc golf with my fiance, with the condition that we would go on a short trail run at my favorite local park afterwards. 

The weather is gorgeous right now.  I can smell that the seasons are changing and that autumn is just around the corner.  As we started down the flat, grassy trail that follows a little stream through the park, my fiance started lagging behind.  Then there was this horrible sound.  He was listening to music on his phone (why did he even have the phone?) without headphones.  It might not bother some people, but music while running bothers me.  Unless I’m going for a really long run and need some inspiration, I just don’t do it.  The one thing that makes trail runs so enjoyable to me is that they are quiet,with the exception of white noise.  There is no traffic nearby, it’s just me and all of the sounds of nature.  I was a little annoyed that I had to hear Indie Alt Rock instead of trying to listen for deer walking around the woods or the sound of the water moving around rocks.

And then I realized that not only was my fiance listening to music during our run, this beautiful, soul-bearing 20 minutes that I was trying to share with him, he was playing tortoise and hare as well.  He doesn’t have the endurance that I have, and I was running slower for him.  However, every few minutes he would stop and walk.  I told him I’d go ahead and turn around in about a minute so we could run when he caught his breath.  Instead, half a minute later, he came sprinting up past me and stopped to walk a few yards ahead.  I’m sorry to say that this happened more than once.  I only ended up running a mile and then walked with him the last half mile to the car.

And what do I happen to notice on the walk home? He was checking facebook.  Some people will never appreciate trail runs, I guess.  Does any one else have good running faux pas stories they have been witness to?

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At a wedding with a very drunk boy I know. I get to be driver because of derby practice tomorrow morning.

At a wedding with a very drunk boy I know. I get to be driver because of derby practice tomorrow morning.

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Mile repeats!

Had roller derby practice this morning but since I can’t do contact, until the 16th, I just ended up watching everything besides the 30 minutes of cardio and stretching at the beginning of practice.
Afterwards I put on my garmin and took off my shirt and headed outside to do some running in the park the rink is at. The weather was beautiful! Decided to try and hit 10 minute mile pace for three repeats with as much recovery as I needed in between.
I haven’t run a 10 minute mile post-cancer so it was a really tough workout to do. But I did it!
9:58
10:12
9:46

I cried after the last one because it feels so amazing to be healthy again!

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downtofartlek:

*Comes home after a run in sweaty running clothes*

*Changes into clean running clothes*

(via runningismyboyfriend)

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Ran Sunday morning on the beach. Only 20ish minutes, but it was very relaxing (and hot and humid!).
Had surgery today to get my mediport out so I can officially get back to full contact derby on the 16th.
Going to try to walk after work for 30 minutes or so tomorrow. Not sure if my body will be up for running so soon after surgery.

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No more port!

No more port!

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Vacation

Nothing is nicer then waking up in a king sized bed with sunlight pouring through the window and knowing that you’re a block away from the ocean. I’m so fortunate that my grandparents own a place in Wildwood, NJ that they let the family take turns using all summer.
Can’t wait for some barefoot beach running at dusk!

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grayscrochet:

I’ve been busy with making a ton of scarves for this craft fair!

Sometimes I wish I could quit my day job and make money by crocheting all week and winning races on weekends. But I can’t. So I’m a chemist with racing aspirations and a closet full of yarn, instead.

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Really wanted to go for a long run this weekend. Instead, it looks like I will be working ~12 to 14 hours both days repeating work that it took two people all day to do. Overtime check will be nice, but I’ll be too stressed out to enjoy it.
Adult problems…at least I’ll be going to the beach after my 12 day workathon.

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