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For a Brief Moment I Was a Runner

English: Running woman Nederlands: Hardlopende...

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I have this 4.5 km loop that I walk. I don’t walk it every day, but fairly often.

A few weeks ago I was out walking, and as it started to sprinkle, I hoped feverishly that I would make it home before the rain. Luck was not on my side that day.

It didn’t take long before it started raining buckets, so much so that I actually ran to get home faster. I had to take my glasses off because the rain was so heavy that I couldn’t see and when I did get home, I had to wring out my sneakers. I’m sure the people in the cars who passed me on the road were wondering what in the hell I was doing out there, lol.

Now let me tell you that I am not a runner. I’m not built for running and the last time I ran was during the summer when I was 19 or 20 and a good friend made me run with her. I don’t really like it, it bothers my knees and I have to wear an extra bra or something like that.

Yesterday, while I was walking, I felt like I should try running again. I’m not sure why other than perhaps I am in better shape than I have been in awhile. During the 4.5 kms I ran for 4 short stints. I’m not sure how far I ran or how long but I actually ran nonetheless. Well, it was probably more like a jog, but definitely faster than walking.

During one of these short bursts of speed, I passed a runner on the other side of the road and she smiled and waved at me. She actually turned her head to smile and wave, and it was at that moment that I felt like a runner. I felt a connection, a type of camaraderie, like I was part of a special group.

Does all this mean that I’m going to become a runner? Probably not, lol. But never say never. I could attempt a few short bursts of speed again. It does make the walk go a bit faster :).

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More Vacation Fun

sea cavesWe went on a trip to see some sea caves one day this week. It didn’t rain at all that morning but when we got to the sea caves, guess what? Rain. Luckily for us the rain didn’t start to really pour until we had completed about 80% of the tour. We soldiered on in some sexy rain gear but ended up cancelling the rest of the plans for the day.

on a horse

Me on a horse!!

Today we went to visit a family friend who owns horses and then spent the rest of the day at the beach jumping waves. My other sister and her kids were able to join us and everyone had a fantastic time.

Our friend gave everyone the chance to take a short ride on one of the horses. Most of the kids had never ridden before so it was pretty exciting. I’ve only been on one horse before at around age 10 so I jumped at the chance to try it again.

We went to a rather chilly beach today that is known for it’s great surf. The water was so cold that the adults didn’t last too long out in the crashing water but I didn’t want to miss out on the wave-jumping so we braced ourselves and charged into the frigid ocean with smiles on our faces. How is it that kids are oblivious to the cold?

One bad thing about today, I was not on top of the sunscreen and it shows :(. Hopefully the red will fade quickly.

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