6:00 a.m. - Get out of bed, get dressed, and get another good, long drink of water in preparation for running.It was actually cool as I ran this morning. Ahhhhhhh!!! I love fall! Especially in June! I noticed dark clouds and thought it would probably rain later. I decided to do my 7:2 pattern, run 7 minutes and walk 2. Sometime during that first 2-minute walk it started to rain so I took my heart rate monitor watch (thanks, Doug and Tori) off and wrapped it and my phone in the washcloth I was carrying to wipe my face. The rain stopped after less than a minute, though, so I took them back out. I kept up my 7:2 pattern until I was almost at my house, 1.2 miles, when it started to pour! I ran into the house and left all the electronics there. Since I wasn’t taking my phone, I made sure my daughter knew my route and told her if I wasn’t back in an hour to send a search party!
There’s a puddle right in front of my house.
It’s the one my daughter plays in. I skipped it when I went into the house but backtracked a little coming out and ran through it! Did you know it’s much more fun to run through a puddle than just to walk through one? Although walking through one is fun too. I started my 7:2 pattern but very soon into it my knee started hurting. I walked for a few steps and then said to myself, “This is ridiculous! I can run!” I ran a few steps and said to myself, “Stop it! DON’T HURT YOUR KNEE PERMANENTLY!” Sigh. So I walked through puddles. After about 4 minutes I tried running again and was able to do it for a while. Run, walk, run, walk, walk, walk, walk. At least I can walk. And run some.Oh, and I passed this rose bush as I was walking. Raindrops on roses are not one of my favorite things, but I couldn’t help singing the song!