As I ran down Old Spanish Trail, I had the following conversation with an older man.
Old Strange Man: Hello Lady.
Old Strange Man: You lady are BEAUTIFUL!
Me: Thank you.
Old Strange Man: No, Thank You!
If I could start every run like that I would be a happy runner. In fact, there would be way more women running if their runs started out with that type of conversation.
This wasn't an especially fancy or great run. I actually ran slower than the other runs this week probably due to my body getting tired or I ran on the sidewalk instead of the nice tracks at the park. I guess the main difference was that I ran down Old Spanish Trail the other way, which I have never done. When I first started, my calves hurt. I stopped at 0.13 miles to stretch out my legs. I resumed running with no more problems.
I ran the first mile at 10 minutes and 50 seconds, which is significantly slower. Oh well. Then, I continued with the five minutes run, one minute walk. However, I got into a nasty habit of stopping my watch when the walk part started. Consequently, I forgot to restart the watch at the run and missed a minute. My times and mileage are all off.
The total miles run were 3.17 (but this is obviously higher) in 39 minutes and 8 seconds. I burned 343 calories.
On May 4, 2013, I will participate again in the Sprint for Life 5K to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Research in honor of MaloRee, BranDee, and MegGan whom lost their mom to this horrible disease. I also run in honor for my Great Aunt, Betty who lost this battle. Please donate here at or join us on Team Teapot. My goal is $2,000 this year and I just know we can reach it.