1). Another issue I had with my 20 mile run was a lack of calories. I decided, foolishly, not to carry a hand held bottle. I had 3 gels on me and I took Gatorade – once. Therefore, I took in less than 500 calories over the course of a 2,000 calorie run. Not smart and not recommended.
2). I went on a ride today and ended up wending my way through end of the day at high school traffic – ugh. I went into hyper-vigilence mode and it’s a good thing I did. As I was about to cross the driveway of a gas station a HUGE SUV decided to turn right – almost smooshing me. I was ready for that, though – paying attention and clipped out of one pedal. I screamed at the car which kept on going and a woman in another car looked shocked and said, “she didn’t even look!”. I took off across the gas station yelling “HEY – IN THE BIG SUV … STAY PUT!!” I pulled up next to her and told her she almost ran me over. I’m happy to say she was appropriately mortified and actually said, “I didn’t even look”. I told her I could see that and that she HAS to watch for cyclists – always. She aplogized and I let her go. The real killer here is that she was cutting through the gas station to get turned in the other direction. Using a private property as a through way is illegal. She was nice so I didn’t ream her for that.
3). Trader Joe Dark Chocolate Mint Creams are deadly but they are second to Trader Joe Dark Chocolate Caramels. I bought both for bookgroup last night. Only one caramel was left over but there were at least a dozen mints. I have a sugar ache in my tummy right now.
4). Finding old notes from your children and reading them can bring you to tears. I miss my babies – a lot.
5). My masters team is having their inaugural annual 3 AM swim tomorrow and I’m going. Good times.