Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Run for Fun!

I think the Dixie Chicks said it best when they said
"Ready, ready, ready, ready, ready to run
All I'm ready to do is have some fun"

Sometimes running is not so fun, like last Thursday... with a high temperature of 97, six miles was not something to enjoy, but something to do and get out of the way. But I did it, and with a stellar high of 96, today looks like a repeat.

Friday night, on the other hand, was amazing! I had sooo much fun! My friend Ken was celebrating his birthday with an all-night trail run. I've run at night, and I've run some trails, but I've never run trails at night, so this was quite a new experience for me - one I hope to repeat soon, and often!

While I didn't actually run all night, I did run until around midnight when we took a break for some pizza and homemade cheesecake (compliments of Ken's wife!) I got in a little over 8 miles, broke in my new trail shoes, and managed to trip and stumble about 50 times, but contrary to a rumour floating around on Trail Zombie's blog, I never actually fell - and that is NOT my bloody, hairy knee!!

I pulled into my driveway at 2 am, managed to toss and turn and get maybe an hour sleep before I got up and headed out to meet my road group for another 4 miles! What a day!

I met some great people and I hope to have the opportunity to run with them again - of course, I'm sure I was holding them back, so they may not feel the same way about me!!

So anyway, here are some pics from the festivities... Thanks Ken!

In front - Ken. In back (L-R) - Me, Johnny, Glenn, Arnold, Brian, Roman, Kathy, and Bill

I don't actually remember us taking this picture... hmm...

But I do remember this one...

Brian, Arnold, Bee-Sting Bob (??? I just write what I'm told), Glenn, Bill, Me, and Ken

Takin' a break

FOOD!!! Yum!!

Pizza, Watermelon, Homemade Cheesecake with strawberry sauce!

Me and Kathy

Saturday morning - my new 'do


T Z said...

Glad you came, glad you enjoyed it! :-) That's the most fun I've ever had on my birthday!!!

Candice said...

It's the most fun I've ever had on your birthday too!

Chrissy (Cooper) Whitten said...

I wish I was getting to run again. 5 more months until the doctor will even consider letting me start back! :( I hope you enjoy the books...I sure did. Hang in there with the weather. My hubby is having a hard time getting motivated with the heat! :)