MT Week 9 SUCK. And McDs FAIL!
Okay running peeps, so I am normally totally optimistic about things but I am also a firm believer in being real!
Here’s little ol me excited to try out the CamelBak and get a good long run in…blindly optimistic.
ME: “Hello ma’am (as I’m huffing and puffing and obviously spent) do you think I could grab just a plain cup of water?”
MEAN MCDs Lady: “That will be 27 CENTS.”
ME: “I am so sorry but I didn’t bring any change on my run. Just a small cup of water?”
MEAN MCDs Lady: “Sorry, but that will be 27 CENTS.”
ME: “REALLY???? But it’s so hot out there and I’m running low on water…it’s really just so hot!”
MEAN MCDs Lady: “Sorry. No water then.”
Now I do not have a potty mouth but WHAT THE !@#$%^&*
It is truly a sad day when a runner can not get a simple cup of water. Especially over $0.27. Now I am not a cheapskate I would have willingly paid my $0.27 but as it were at that moment I didn’t have anything. Next time I go for a run, I will be sure to keep some change…But McDs won’t be getting it!
Gah. It was so muggy and nasty. After mile 12 I wanted to quit. But I couldn’t. My truck was still 6 miles away…so kept going and just prayed I didn’t
pass outdie. I had three gels over the course but I don’t think it was quite enough. Took it very, very slow. Took two walk breaks. I just wanted to stop. So. So. BAD. My last 20 miler was way more awesome than this crap. Weather was cooler, I had more gels, I didn’t have to walk hardly at all…This week has been crap. CRAP. CRAP. CRAP. (How many times have I typed crap now?) Ever have a week where you don’t hit any of your time/distance goals?? Nasty nasty! This picture does not do my sweat any justice.
NOW, for the good news…The run started off so nice, really quite pleasant! I decided in the first mile to show you all a bit of our beautiful Pisgah Forest running trail. One of many! I spent a good few miles on the trails today. The OBX Marathon as I understand has about three miles of trail…So I try to add trail in often.
Art Loeb is one of the easier trails, unless of course you choose the challenging course of Art Loeb! The first bridge you cross. Love this bridge.Didn’t take any more pictures because I was ready to get my run on! Next time…Okay, your turn…any crap runs or weeks lately???Happy (&Blessed) Running! <—hopefully next week. 🙂
7 Sep 2012 / runpinkjess / 0
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