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August's First Run - Getting Outside With Friends (and a small fix for a Big Oops!)

August's First Run - Getting Outside With Friends (and a small fix for a Big Oops!)

I made a mistake! Somehow, while I was still composing my thoughts, I accidentally posted the drafted beginning of a blog entry, and it was seen by people...and I feel  a little... naked. (Yikes!!!)

Fortunately, blog posts can be moved back to "Draft" (who knew, and Hooray!!!), so you will see a better version of the story you may have started reading and thought, "Hm... This does not seem to have a true ending" because... well, it is not yet finished! I'll get those thoughts corralled and edited, and out to you all soon. Thank you kindly for your understanding while I remove, edit, and complete that entry.

Today, I want to share with you the run I had the pleasure of going on with my friends (nice and early to beat the heat) on Sunday. We started at a track, quickly made it to a trail for an intensely UPHILL climb, we passed the Zoo, and the beautiful Rose Garden, and made our way back into the city to finish our gorgeous, wooded, challenging, and fun run.

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We started  in the trees, and headed for the clouds...

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Beautiful clouds (creating a sanctuary of cooler air... Ahh...!!!)

Toward the end, we may have gotten a little silly.

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(It is important to cross the road as a group and stay visible to traffic... We made the process a little more fun).

All in all, this being my first eight mile run experience in over three months, it was great! Although my quads felt like they wanted to remove themselves from my body and take a nap nearing the last half mile after all that up and down, I really, really enjoyed this run.

And spending time with those wonderful women. (My synchronized running team). ;)

How did you move your body this weekend? What is the goofiest thing you've done during a workout?

As always, wishing you fun on the run!

with Joy, Alaina

Clearing Clutter: An Education in Pieces

Clearing Clutter: An Education in Pieces

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