Thursday, July 17, 2008
Last night was a fun and easy 5 and change out at Clinton lake again. It was a beautiful evening, and we had snacks while we were running... the bugs were out in full force and there was no way to avoid eating the odd one. I even at one point sucked one up my nose... they may be raw, but they certainly aren't vegan. Debbie brought her husband with for the first time, it's always nice to have confirmation that your running partners aren't lying about having husbands and wives. He did great and seemed to have a good time, we had to initiate him with mud of course. We gave him a mud tattoo and took turns slapping it in real good so now we are all mud brothers and sisters which is much safer than blood brothers and sisters. The last mile turned into a fast game of tag and then Debbie & I hid in the bushes and jumped out and chased everyone while roaring like bears. Everyone seemed to be full of pent up 5th grade type energy. Earlier in the run there had been lots of 5th grade humour and even a couple of "mommmmm, he's touching me!" & "I'm telling" type yells. Sometimes it just feels great to let your inner child out to run as fast and as far as it wants.
Afterwards we fed our adult selves with some margaritas and mexican food at a cute little place somewhere in Lawrence.. it has a great patio so we could continue to be loud and semi-obnoxious and not disturb a whole restaraunt. Trains were rumbling by on a regular basis so the conversation was punctuated with a lot of "WHAT DID YOU SAY???" It was a fabulous way to spend a warm Wednesday evening.
We're all off to Scandia KS tomorow for the Lunar Trek Race.... it starts at 11 pm, so cross your fingers we have a clear night so the full moon is nice and bright!