My last run of 2009! That's kinda sad to me! But i ran today and it was perfect weather! 38 degrees, overcast and then it started to rain! wow! I will miss these perfect running conditions! I may be the ONLY person who is not looking forward to running when I get back to California! You just can't take the Scot out of a girl!
Velcro and I went running around 330pm. My son "just didn't feel like it" so i decided to get a slightly longer run in today since he wasn't joining me. Usually, i run about 3 miles with my kid-but since he was still in his pj's hanging out, I opted for a 5 miler! I wanted to run to my 8th grade school, my favorite school building evah! So off Velcro and I went! I knew I'd have to improvise and add to the route but it was worth it! It was so nice running around the large property where I started running! Yes, I started my track career at West End Junior High in the 8th grade! I ran the 800m-and I trained around the huge .7 mile loop that I ran today! But today, I really enjoyed it! Not that I didn't when i was in the 8th grade-but now I really appreciate my running!
Today is the 30th december! My mothers birthday! I had alot to do today! I had to pack the car for my 3 day trip back to California, had to run for the last time of 2009 and we had a dinner reservation at one of our favorite Wine bars in Nashville, Rumors. We go there every year for my moms birthday-usually we drink wine and eat some tapas and appetizers! Tonight we dove into the tapas, three cheese grits being my favorite, and had some scrumptious entrees! It was a wonderful 65th birthday celebration for my mom! A great way to end my 8-9 days in Nashville.
I'm really going to miss Nashville. I wont miss my parents leaving the radio on all night long or getting up at 5am but I will miss them and everything wonderful about my hometown! I never realize how much I miss it until I come for Christmas and leave! I really do love it here!
Tomorrow, i start my drive! The weather isn't looking great! By Little Rock, Ark I have to make my decision about my driving route. I usually drive I-40, but there appears to be a winter storm making it's way into Oklahoma-which is where I would be driving to tomorrow night. So it's either I-40 thru Oklahoma City onto Flagstaff, Az and then into LA or I-30 to I-20 to I-10-the southern warmer route. It might be the choice tomorrow for many reasons! i can't afford to be trapped in a snow storm with 4 animals and I have to work on the 4th! Actually, i have a running "date" with my on again/off again running partner, Christina, for sunday!
BTW-everyone must watch the Tennessee/Virginia Tech football game tomorrow, the 31st at 730pm eastern, 630 central 530 mountain and arizona and 430pm in California!! Rocky Top baby!!! I have a little wager with Anne at Run DMZ.....I do not want to be seen in a Virginia Tech T-shirt! Come on VOLS you gotta put the Hokies down!!! I want a breakfast with my friend, Anne, and I really want to see Anne in a fantastic Orange Tennessee t-shirt running/hiking the trails!
Rocky Top will always be, Home Sweet Home to me!
Good Ole Rocky Top!
Rocky Top TENNESSEE!!!
RUN: 5.12 miles with Velcro (1:09)