For the record, I am writing this blog post in the Memphis Courthouse waiting room on my cell phone. I have lived in Memphis for 14 months and have already been selected to serve jury duty. I could sit here and complain, but I’d rather talk about my long run, trip to Knoxville, and how the Vols beat Georgia.
My 16-mile progressive long run started off the weekend. I switched it from Saturday to Thursday for the sake of the Vols and I belive that’s why they won. The Fleet Feet group had 10 miles planned so I ran 6 miles before and then joined them for the rest. On the way home an owl stalked me and kept trying to land on my head. This is the second time this has happened to me running in the dark! I googled it and its like a thing. Anyone?
On Friday I said no running and went to Knoxville. It was so good to be back with my people. I believe we are what they call “basic white girls.”
We went to the hotel bar for one drink and met a creepy old man who called himself “Dr. Mark… a weekend gynecologist.” At one point he tried to give us his credit card to use for whatever we needed for the whole weekend. It was equal parts hysterical and disturbing.
The next day I woke up to get in my speed work before the game.
It didn’t go as well as I would have liked, but I love running in Knoxville.
After my run I got a paleo friendly breakfast at Just Ripe along with a snack bar and large cup of coffee. I must find more of these Nutty Goodness Bars.
Time for GAME DAY!!! Proof that Mark and I saw each other… and yes, my free people shirt is so versatile that I can wear it camping, to a football game, and/or out on the town.
Abby and I went to the game… for a little bit. She passed the her Real Estate Exam and a frisk from this guy. She’s just passing everything these days.
So this is an example of my sports photography. (Sorry for unforgiving picture, little girl).
But the Vols won!!!! We celebrated accordingly.
The next day I got up early and enjoyed a beautiful 4.5 mile run downtown and along the river.
Mark and I went to our favorite restaurant, Tomato Head. This was my breakfast and I devoured it. About 10 minutes later, we had to stop and get me something else to eat because I still wasn’t full. Poor Mark has to deal with that a lot.
On the way home we stopped in Chattanooga and climbed High Point. We also decided we want to live there one day.
Whats your favorite city?
Whats your favorite city to run in?
Do you ever do long runs on weekdays?
Have you ever had to serve Jury Duty?