Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Training Recap from Sunday, September 30


Distance: 4 miles
Tunes: The History Chicks podcast

I set out with the goal to do a half marathon race pace, and I'm happy to report that I was able to do it! I did intervals of 20 sec run/ 1:40 race walk, which I hope to be able to do in my November half marathon (Disney's Wine & Dine). This training day I really concentrated on form and posture for both walking and running: standing tall, using my core, and a short stride.

And here comes the wander part...
I took the wrong road back into our [large] development, since I took a path I haven't done in awhile. This would have me finishing my 4 miles over a mile from home. It was a beautiful day, though, and I was feeling good, so I figured I'd just enjoy walking that extra distance as a long cool down. Right after I finished my 4 miles, I found a dime on the ground. I know it's just ten cents, but how often do you go for a training run and make money? My husband thinks it is completely disgusting that I will pick coins off the ground, but I figure it's one more coin for the Mickey bank! (We have a Mickey Mouse shaped bank where we collect coins to help save up for vacations.)

So I'm walking along, enjoying the podcast, and feeling pretty content with my 10 cents, when I notice something even better.


I hurried ahead to see more. There were several additional sweet sayings written on the sidewalk, and then the last one...


I was so excited to have happened upon someone's proposal. I shared it with J when I got home, and he teased me by responding, "You don't know. Maybe she said no." But I would not let my bubble be burst!


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