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Monday, July 17, 2017

You are my Sunshine..

My Monday was kittywampus right out of the gate. The Mondayest of Mondays.

I had a salon meeting at 8am, that I was late for because I forgot my purse. I was glad that is all I forget because I had a lot more than normal to remember.
I had to not just get to my staff meeting but I had to "Somewhat" do myself up.
I also had to pack my running clothes, watch, shoes, socks, Hydration pack, change of clothes...SOO much to remember for a Monday. So much to remember for ME!

Of course, my meeting ran late.

Our 9 am run didn't start till 10am.
We were running the Polly Ann Trail and some loop Matt knows to make 20 miles.
You are My SUNSHINE...

It was the perfect weather. Mid sixties and sunny. This weather was our friend for about an hour.
It wasn't until we stopped to chat with this lady with a big smile and a big shovel on the trail that I felt how warm it really was.
The lady with the shovel was Linda Moran, the new trail manager. Linda was working on the Polly Ann Trail with a donor, "Gunn". He was on some heavy equipment moving dirt to prepare a place on the trail for the Boy Scouts to come in and finish the project. This little piece of donated property will have picnic tables and I believe she even said a water fountain!

We were all running strong, Paula was running stronger and a hitting the back road hills on Drahner Rd like a Kenyan. I was walking them with a smile!

We were all chatty and laughing. This was good considering we were running faster than we all expected. Matt was making me take longer breaks than I was used to but it worked.

At about mile 18, I asked Matt what his distance was on his Garmin. He was over a half a mile ahead of my Garmin distance.
At 19 miles, I heard Matt say something about 3 and a half more miles to go.
"WHAT?" I turned to Paula and she laughed and replied "Matts Miles"!
This is NOT my first rodeo where he had exaggerated the distance.
I thought he was joking because he was laughing. He was laughing because I am a SUCKER!

Over 23 miles. It was a beautiful run down the Polly Ann Trail. The wild flowers were delightful to look at. The trail is really not that far of a drive from Holly, and worth the training. It was flat, peaceful and so much fun.
My calves were feeling the run the last few miles, however, they were strong and turning over without much complaint.
We took several walk breaks, we enjoyed taking time to look for turtles, Paula even found a snake, looking at flowers and walking the most ridiculous hill on Drahner Rd.
The cherry on top was the BARN! It was the most Perfect RUN after spotting the Crossroads Village Barn.

After finishing the run we all headed to Bigsby Coffee for a 23 mile treat!

Such a good Monday. Such a good Run.

Distance: 23.3
Pace: 9:46/mi
Time: 3:47:50

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"You are my Sunshine. My Only Sunshine.
You make me Happy When Skies are Grey.
You'll never know dear, how much I love you, please don't take my sunshine AWAY."


  1. Quite an adventure for sure! Something tells me it is always an adventure when running with you :-p

    1. You know....I LOVE a good Adventure...It is always fun!