I have to admit that I thought about the parts of my running that are less safe - I still usually have a pony tail (too easy to grab); I often run when it is dark or getting dark-ish; I run some of the same routes over and over though I'm otherwise less predictable (some say not consistent, I say less predictable); I run alone sometimes (though not as much as I have in the past); and I run in areas without a lot of traffic (sometimes, but not always). A few times I caught myself looking over my shoulder and wondering how awful and scary it would be to see someone jump out of a vehicle and come after me. It was a painful thought. One part I just hate about being a woman. And while I know that a man could be attacked as well, the plain fact is that women are at a decided disadvantage in the crime victim department.
But I also remembered that part of the purpose of this run is to not let the evil in this world keep us from our time out on the road. So I fought my way back in a wind that would have made that Montana girl proud. Lost about a min/mile on my pace on the return trip due to the wind and the big hill. But finished 3.4 miles and called it good. Many continued prayers to the friends and family of Sherry who will always have a hole in the hearts from their loss.
In other randomness:
- MMNW = 160.8 - not stellar, but way better than last Monday (Super Bowl super snacks)
- Dropped plans and specs off to plan room/printer today for big street job; now to play catch up on all the other projects/clients I've been putting off
- I kind of hate when it is sunny outside and seems like it should be nice only to walk outside and find a cold wind blowing.
- I'm tried to talk myself into getting on the trainer this evening. But got snagged up on a photo book project under a Groupon coupon expiration date. Doh!
Swimming = 3800 yds = 2.16 mi
Biking = 104.5 miles
Running = 50.7 miles