Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Still the Same 'ole Lori

Went running this morning with the D-ladies.

We had been running oh maybe 5 minutes

The sidewalk came up and tripped me.


I face planted it on the sidewalk, scratched up my knees, hands, and shoulder.

Good to know some things never change.  No matter what the elevation.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Piedmont Park

This morning I was invited to go along with a bunch of Van's classmates who were running at Piedmont Park and the surrounding swanky area.  It was a GORGEOUS run.  It was the closest I've felt to "trails" in a long time.  It was nice being outside running on Saturday again, feeling like I pushing a little...and there were even a few legs were all HILLS? WHAT ARE HILLS? Good times, girls, good times.  Slowly but surely I'm running again.  Hallelujah!

(and not to rub it in but it's 70 degrees and gorgeous here)

Friday, October 9, 2009

A New Trio

I went running with some ladies in my neighborhood this morning.  They have been running together for a few months and invited me to join.   It felt SO good to be running in the dark again -with PEOPLE-like who I could talk with. 

I had to wake up at 4:45am

I thought I was going to die. Really.

As I was getting ready I kept thinking really, I did this for 6 years? 5am?  

But when I got outside I remembered how much I love running when the rest of the world is asleep.  How peaceful it is to start my day that way. 

They aren't my dos amigas, you two are irreplaceable, but for now that'll do pig, that'll do.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Song Bird Trail

Oh girls.  I am so sad that we didn't know about this trail earlier.  A couple of weeks ago I went running with Kristin and Trina and they took me on the most beautiful run.  We started at Kristin's house and headed up to the trail head on 36th.  We ran the regular trail and then headed over to the trail by St. Joseph's High School, but then instead of going to the end and turning around, we dropped down to the neighborhoods.  We ran through the neighborhoods to 20th St. to the Bird Song trail head, which I had no idea existed.  The trail was beautiful and dropped us down from 20th to the head of the Parkway!  So guess what we skipped entirely?  That nasty road that passes El Monte and Rainbow Gardens!  No cars to nearly kill us, and though there was wind, it wasn't nearly as bad.  Oh my.  I sooo wish we had known about this trail years ago!  It was beautiful, and you know how I feel about trails.  Ahhhh.  Anyway, we finished the run by running the parkway (against the flow of a 5K nonetheless) and finished up a Peak Performance.  It was 7 miles total and was awesome.  I loved it.  We definitely need to do it next summer.  Yes, yes we do.