Kevin forced me to go on another run with him after work today. I couldn’t resist snapping a photo when I noticed the killer combination our shoes make! Too bad I didn’t have my bright kicks when we had our running engagement pics taken!
Kevin James plotted out a course for us, but we somehow couldn’t find our way to the trail. We ended up running around a richie rich neighborhood instead. It was actually kinda fun because I could ooo and ahhh over the palatial homes. Which one is your favorite? Can you guess which is mine?
There were a million other gorgeous houses, but I just snapped three in a row so I wouldn’t have to take so many running breaks!
What is this? I found a perfectly lovely track only about a mile from my house! Speed workouts, here I come! Sometimes it pays to get a little lost!
The only thing about running in a city is that you have to deal with stoplights. I grew up in a town with no stoplights at all so I’m a little skittish about dealing with them. It cracks me up because I became so confident crossing the road in the DR. Americans just don’t use the cross halfway & stop method. The soccer moms start flipping out. Today at the stoplights I was in such a good mood I was belting some classics including Shania Twain’s beloved anthem Don’t Be Stupid. Kevin was looking a little winded after a long uphill, but he ran awesome today! I don’t think he enjoys running mantras as much as I do, but he’s generally so out of breath he lets me get away with it special comments like “don’t stop, make it pop” and “ATTACK!”
We covered 4.17 miles in 32:37 – that’s a 7:49 pace! To be fair, there was quite a bit of downhill. And we stopped a few times to snap pictures so we had some breaks!
We got cleaned up right away because, predictably, we had to make a run to the grocery store! Do you see that I’m wearing my name tag? He he he. We finally picked up some essentials like flour, sugar, baking powder, etc. I was really surprised how cheap those essentials are! I guess it’s really my first time living on my own as an adult in the States. I never was really good with the peso conversion, and sometimes I would buy exorbitantly priced imports just because sometimes you want some hummus!
Look who’s drinking Skinny Vanilla Lattes now! They are so nice to keep you warm in the grocery store. The produce aisles are always freezing!
After dinner tonight, we played a round of Quiddler. It’s a super fun word game Kevin’s parents introduced us to over the summer. Are you surprised my inner personal trainer came up with the word glute?
My Senior Business Analyst even created a lovely spreadsheet to keep score. I’ll save you the math. I dominated!
So which was your favorite mansion? I’m totally in love with one feature on one of them. I go b-a-n-a-n-a-s for it!
If you’re a runner, what do you do at stoplights? I also like to check text messages. And I sometimes answer phone calls during runs. One time I talked to Kevin and he didn’t even know I was running! I obviously need to up my RPE!