Last night, Danny and I went to a nearby walking/running/biking path to practice for the Muddy Buddy.
When I first starting blogging, I wrote this post on etiquette “rules” for running on a shared outdoor path, and I still stick by all of them.
Yesterday, while I was biking and Danny was running, a couple with a dog stopped right in the middle of the running/biking path to talk to another couple. I come barreling along on the bike, and not one of them makes any attempt to move. All four of them and the dog are facing me, watching me speed towards them, yet they make no attempt at all to move two feet over into the grass.
I don’t care if you want to sit there and chit-chat, but at least move out-of-the-way so that people can continue to run and bike. As I got closer to them, I realized that they weren’t going to move all at. At the last second, I had to swerve into the grass to barely avoid hitting them and their dog. As I rode by, I yelled, “Nice place to stand!”
Obviously, I have some inner rage because I was pissed off and still am. Do people not have the common sense and decency to move over two feet so I can get by on my bike? Danny said they were standing there when he ran by too and wouldn’t move. And this isn’t the first time this has happened.
Has this ever happened to you? Am I overreacting?
Thank you for letting me vent. Now back to our Muddy Buddy training. My dad came over to watch the kids for a while last night so Danny and I could practice and he took this picture of us while holding the camera down really low.
When I asked him why he was holding the camera so low, he said he was holding it at a lower angle to make us appear bigger. Thanks, Dad. I’ve spent my whole life trying to appear smaller and here you are trying to make me look bigger.
Crazy exercise face self-pic:
When we got to the trail, I started out on the bike, and Danny started out running. We switched off at each mile, and I completed 4 miles on the bike and 3 miles running. Danny completed 3 miles biking and 4 miles running. This is how it will be during the Muddy Buddy too. Danny starts off running because he is a stronger runner. And way faster. Way way faster.
It was difficult. My quads really felt it. It might seem like you get a little break while riding the bike, but your legs really need to get used to the quick transition from biking to running and vice versa. Overall, it went good, and we’re going to try to get one more practice in before next weekend.
Afterwards, we stopped at Subway for a late dinner. I had a veggie sub with apple slices.
For dessert, I had a Skeeter Snacks Skeeterdoodle cookie.
It was just as delicious as I imagined it would be and was only 85 calories for one cookie.
I am so happy that it’s Friday! We have such a busy weekend. My family is coming over tonight for a cookout, tomorrow we have to pick up our race packets, Sunday is the Dash & Splash 5k, and Sunday afternoon is McCutie’s 1st birthday!! I am so excited for her first birthday party!
Speaking of McCutie, here’s a picture of her yesterday.
I’m in trouble now. Time to do some more baby proofing! Her favorite thing is the wall outlet. I have those plastic outlet covers in them, and she figured out how to pull them out! Kind of defeats the purpose of having them, huh?!
Well, I’m off to BodyPump. Have a great Friday the 13th!
Questions of the day:
- Do you have pet peeves? Any angry running stories?
- What are you doing this weekend?
- Are you superstitious?