My chance to redeem myself against BoBo in a 10K race did not turn out. He actually didn’t *want* to run. But YaYa DID. Sharing in YaYa’s first running event was something that I didn’t want to miss out on. We ran together and I was so proud of his determination. It was a big event for him, but you will have to visit his blog for his race report. Way to go YaYa!
As for me, I enjoyed a somewhat more relaxing weekend, with my long run completed on Friday. It freed me up for 2 parties, BoBo’s football game, and YaYa’s soccer game. I managed to fit the balance of my running in the remaining time of the weekend.
Saturday’s run was a quick 4 mile run. I left from my front door and worked a few new streets into a 4 mile loop run. It wasn’t much to write about – which is why there wasn’t a post.
Today began with the 2 mile run with YaYa. Later in the day, I decided to do some 800s on the local high school track. My quarter-mile warm up was short (too short). I just wanted to get to business.
I launched right into the repeats, and hit 3:45, 3:41, 3:41, 3:41, 3:36… Then something happened; I was kicked off the track. *huff* It was unbelievable. Patrol Man came by to kick me and another man off the track. He threatened having us arrested for trespassing because we “jumped the fence.” We didn’t jump the fence – not that this mattered – we squeezed through the opening in the gate. Patrol Man was still out of breath when we all left. Yes, HE was out of breath from walking over to kick us out. But, I was fine as was the man who was walking with a cane after having had 2 strokes this past summer. Well, exercise is not against the law, it just won’t be happening on Patrol Man’s shift.
After helping Patrol Man close the gate that he opened to drive his car in, I put my water and towel in my van and proceeded to run past him to finish up my work out. I ran laps around the school for 3:30, 3:43, and 3:40 to finish off 8 repeats (even though I had wanted to do 10). It is far more boring running approx. mile laps around the school than it is running quarter mile laps around the track. I am so glad that I had Garminia around to measure it out for me.
When I returned to my van, Patrol Man was parked in the shade sound asleep. I guess he was confident that I wasn’t coming back – at least not today.
I later found out that the track will be open to the public officially on October 2nd. After all, our hard earned tax dollars paid for that track.