Otherwise, I had my eight mile run the other day. Eight miles. That's the farthest I've ever run. Eight miles seems crazy. Eight miles probably is crazy. Do you know what I can do in the time it takes me to run eight miles??
I can solve lots of the world's problems. (look for world peace to be headed your way soon)
I can write a billion blogs in my head. (none of which will probably end up here)
I can imagine myself in a parade. (not really sure why I'm in the parade, but whatever)
I can wonder where this road actually stops. (that particular one was smack dab onto highway 10)
I can make a mental "to do" list of what else I need to accomplish that day.
I can listen to my entire running music playlist. (obviously it needs work)
I can get scared half to death when the ambulance comes screaming up behind me.
Yep, about mile 6.5 an ambulance came rip roaring up behind me. I had my headphones on, listening to my running music when an ambulance went screaming past me with sirens and lights and all that jazz. Since I live in a quiet area, that's not often seen. (thank goodness) I later met that same ambulance on my road by my house. (without the lights and sirens-etc) Brad was getting worried that maybe I was struck by some random farm equipment and the ambulance got me and was giving me a tour of the lakes, thus driving past our house. He was happy to see me sweaty but alive.
I've been meaning to run with some type of ID. They make various forms and aren't expensive. So I ordered myself up the 1 Band ID that afternoon. At least if I'm not swift enough to dodge the oncoming combine or swather, the ambulance will know where to drop off my sweaty (but fashionably dressed) body.
This type of ID will go right onto my running garmin so I won't have to wear a separate bracelet. I'm excited to get it soon!
As for the ambulance, I haven't talked to the nosy but super nice neighbor yet to see what all the commotion was in the neighborhood and if everyone is ok... hopefully they are!