Summer runnin’, had me a blast…
Summer running, happened (not so) fast…
Today’s topic for Tuesdays on the Run is scenes from my run: the summer edition.
Show us what you saw while out there getting your summertime miles done!
Races, training runs, even a walk with the fam counts.
Summer Scenes From My Run
I confess: my runs have been few and far between.
This summer was just a bit hectic with kids being home, traveling, and the heat. It kept me inside and pretty much not running: because lazy summer days.
And then when I did start running again, I swear the universe was telling me no, girl, noooooo.
First, I got up early, took this great runrise pic, got about a mile from the house…
and had to go back. Had to go back NOW NOW NOW.
You know what I’m talking about. Not a bathroom, porta-potty, or even non-stickery bushes in site. Trust me, I was looking.
It was awful.
But I got that pic, and made it home, so alls well that ends sorta well, right?
After that lovely run, I decided to stick close by for a couple of days.
To the treadmill and Outlander!
This didn’t suck too much.
I got caught up on my shows, finished more miles than I planned, and the treadmill still loves me.
Let’s hear it for AC!
Sooooo, Saturday rolls around and I decide it’s time for a long run. I was shooting for 4 miles, so I woke up stupid early to run before the sun.
This meant I started running when it was about 87 degrees out and finished somewhere in the 90s. All before 7am.
Arizona, man. It’s tough!
The run started off great until I got distracted by omg look at all the baaaayybbeee bunnies! Sooooo adorable—
And then I tripped, yelled MO-FOOOOO really loudly, and landing on all fours HARD- and managed an epic tuck and roll off the sidewalk.
The view I got from my back.
I couldn’t move for a couple of minutes. And, yes, I stopped the Garmin.
When I got up I looked for the darn cause of the trip: found it. Uneven sidewalk. I wanted to kick it, but figured I’d just break a toe like that.
After this I tested all body parts, things seemed to be working ok, and I moved on with my run.
I stopped looking at the bunnies. Because I didn’t need to go down again. Once is enough, thank you!
But I did stop for this:
And even though my leg was bleeding pretty nicely there by the end, I managed to finish up my 2 miles.
So yeah. Seen on my runs this summer: blood, bunnies, sunrises, and some Scottish eye candy.
I think that sums it all up.
ETA: Here you go. Because really, this is so much more pretty to look at then my busted up knee. ha!
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Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)