Monday, July 6, 2015

A Peek Into this thing we call Running and some Run Away Animals.

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend spending time with family and friends.   We had a pretty fun weekend and there was even some running going on.
 
We had plans to go to a picnic all day so we wanted to make sure we got up early to do our run before it got too hot out. Plus it was nice to get in some exercise since we knew we would be indulging in all the yummy picnic food.

Since my "Bad Ass" friend couldn't run with me during the Bad Ass 5 miler I wanted him to run with me for the All 4 Run 4 miler that was sponsored by Gone For A Run.  I thought it would be a great training run since he plans on doing a half marathon in Virginia Beach over Labor Day. I promised to stay with him during our run and I did. 
 
I thought it went well and it was an easy run for me but he was struggling a little due to the weather.  He said it was too hot and he couldn't imagine doing 13 miles in this heat. I told him we would be running much earlier and to not get discouraged with himself. With the crowds and all the excitement going on in VA Beach on race day, he would be just fine. There is still plenty of time to keep training and work his mileage up before the race.

I even wore my 4th of July shirt that I was sent from Gone For a Run and I think that medal is pretty cute. I have a lot of  Holiday themed race medals from various races I've done over the years but this is my first  4th of July themed one.       -L
 
My weekend was a little different. I went to a different picnic than Lacey and then of course watched fireworks afterwards.  I just have a funny/not so funny story I wanted to share with you guys. On our way to our picnic, we had to stop our car in the middle of the road because some horses had escaped from a nearby farm and some people were trying to wrangle them up before they got hit. It was kind of scary  because the horse had blinders on and we thought he was going to run into our car.  Then on the way home from the picnic, we had to stop because a group of cows got loose and one of them actually did get hit by a car. I bet the driver who hit the cow felt awful because she was lying on the road with him just petting him until 911 showed up. I know I've heard the 4th of July is the one day of the year where most dogs go missing . I guess a lot of other animals get spooked by all the banging going on from fireworks and decide to go running off too.
 
On Sunday, Scott and I went for a walk down at the park and when we were done, I told him I wanted to see if I could do a short run once around the park on the inside track.  I of course had my Rock Tape on my knee and I started to do a little run to see what I could do. I didn't go fast but surprisingly I had NO pinching!!!!! My knee did feel a little lose like it was not very sturdy, but I had no pain! I only did one loop around the park which is just less then a mile, but It's a start. My goal by the end of the week is to do one mile pain free!   -M
 
Tell us what fun things you did this weekend.........

24 comments:

  1. We went for a nice walk in the park this weekend too. The weather was so nice that it would have been a shame not to.

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  2. We had some hot weather here and my body was totally not used to it! I wanted so much to drink on the run. Sounds like you guys had a great weekend!

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    1. I actually miss that feeling of running in the heat. I'm sure when I get back into it I won't be saying that...lol. -M

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  3. The 4th can be a crazy day. Animals are spooked and people are stupid with fireworks. Great job on the short run.

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  4. Yikes, that's scare about the run away cows and horses :( I'm glad that you were able to go for a pain free run around the track!

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    1. It was such a small distance but I was SO excited!

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  5. Yay for a pain free run!! You are doing so great at keeping up with your exercises that you should be back before you know it. Proud of you!!
    @heatherlas

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    1. Thanks Heather! I am SO hoping that this is the start of my recovery and that I am only going to get better from here on!

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  6. Lacey, so glad yall had a great run and a fun 4th of July! You're right - once the crowds and excitement kick in, he will be fine!

    Meranda, my heart broke for that poor cow and that lady! I would have been like her, petting him on the side of the road until help showed up! lol Glad yall had a good 4th!

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    1. Oh that is exactly what I said too. My heart was breaking just watching it! -M

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  7. Aw, reading about the cow made me super sad. I probably would have been just like that driver and stayed with it until help came.

    Woohoo for a pain free run! That is worth celebrating!

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    1. It was sad seeing that cow lay there. I'm glad the lady was there soothing him/her.

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  8. Great job in the 4th races. Its a great day for a fun run!
    Funny about the runaway animals, poor cow though! I think your right that the bangs get all the animals going!
    VERY excited about your pain free run, this is GREAT news that your on the mend. Keep following the Dr and PT as you get back into it. I know it will feel super slow going for a few months as they have you ease back in and develop the muscles around the injury. but the end results will be worth it! YAY YAY so excited for you!

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    1. I can't begin to tell you how excited this made me but then I am nervous too. I know I need to take it easy but I am so frighten of re-injury. I don't know if i'll ever get to a point where I feel it's okay to push myself. -M

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  9. Poor cow :(
    Yeah - my dads horse was freaking out - & their neighbors puts on a FULL FORCE county firework display... just perfect to live next to a few farms :( I feel so bad for animals on the 4th

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    1. I love fireworks but I hate how frightened it makes the animals. Even my Baylee gets all worked up over them.

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  10. Woohoo! Hope that pain free run happens.

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  11. Lacey the shirt and medal are adorable :) I love how you can handle the heat! I really wish I could do that, it kicked my butt this a.m. terribly again. Hopefully your bud will do the half. It will feel easier race day starting early and all the water support on the course.
    Meranda so glad to hear progress :) That's a great start. That makes me really sad about the animals, I feel for them being so scared :( My cats huddle in the bathtub.

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  12. I love the shirt and medal for the July 4 race! I considered doing that, but this weekend was a rest weekend for me. Meranda, happy to hear about the pain-free run. That is sad to hear about the horses and cows being spooked from the fireworks and escaping! We live so close to where the fireworks are set off that it's just better for us to go away on the 4th where it's quieter. Usually our dog isn't freaked out too much by fireworks, but the July 4 fireworks are always a doozy for him (but good for the people!)

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  13. I was actually in the car when my Mother hit a cow that was standing in the road at night. (We lived in the boondocks.) The cow flipped over and got up and walked off. Like it was no big deal. L - glad you enjoyed your race and that is a nice medal! M - I'm so excited you ran a pain free mile!

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  14. congrats on the pain free mile! I know my dog doesn't like fireworks! He pretty much hides! cheers to fun weekends for both of you!

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  15. Great that you had a pain free run! I know how great that feels :) We had a pretty low key 4th nothing too exciting. still recovering from Hawaii I think. Have a great week

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