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The Odds Were Against Me

I got home, the sun was shining and it was nice and warm out.  Perfect weather to start my first session of hill training this season.  I laced up and got ready to go go go!

Got about 1.2K into the run when my Mom appears (in her car.)  She needed a place to go before her evening meeting.  Apparently she forgot to call earlier.  :)  Back to the house we go. It’s okay Mom I’m not mad!

After she left I went right back out and totally rocked it!  Warmed up with another 2K and then proceeded with the hill training.  Basically I just ran to the steepest road in my neighborhood and ran up and down it 4 times. My heart rate was through the roof near the end.    It was tough but after a few sessions it’s really going to make a huge difference in my endurance.   The end result, a little over 6K.

I got back to the house and tried to get my key out of the zipper thingy in the back of my shirt….. AND THE ZIPPER WOULDN’T WORK.  I went around to the back of the house, removed the shirt (it was my under layer) so that the neighbors wouldn’t get a show. ;)   Sat on the front steps and screwed with the zipper and it WOULDN’T BUDGE. I should note by this time it was getting pretty chilly out and I was only in my T-shirt.  Still no go.  After 10 mins of shivering I managed to rip the key through the material. (And yes, I opened the door with the key still in the shirt.)

Lesson learned.  I obviously need to buy something that I can hold my keys and attaches to me.  I saw something at Lulu that fit the bill but decided against it at the last minute.  Must go back soon.

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Finally inside, shivering but still sweating.

We just finished Supper and I’m now enjoying a well deserved glass of vino.

Oh life, you truly do amuse me sometimes. :)  

PS.  Just noticed when I tracked my run that since January 16th I’ve logged 150KMs!!!

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