Thursday, July 9, 2009

Let's Go for a Run?


We are staying at my girlfriend's house near the beach. Her 19 year old daughter asked if I wanted to go for a run with her. Of course I said yes. Since I run 5 days a week, I knew that I could kick some 19 year old girl butt on the running trail, that was, until I saw the trail on which she was taking me.

"It's only six miles" she said on the short drive. "There are a lot of hills too. Are you okay with hills?" I laughed at her question. "Of course I can do hills Hailey. Really?"

What Hailey failed to tell me is that the hills never end. What Hailey failed to tell me is that there are weird bugs, Mountain lions within miles, deer, dust, and masses of sweat. What Hailey failed to tell me is that the 6 miles will feel like 15. What Hailey failed to tell me is that she is like a svelte Gazelle. What Hailey failed to tell me is that we should bring water. What Hailey failed to tell me is that I would end up with dirt lodged in my armpit wrinkles. What Hailey failed to tell me is that I am too old to run her trail.

I snapped this photo in between wheezing, and trying not to fall over. I deserve an award.

Hailey hasn't asked me to go running with her again. She suggested a session of Hot Yoga instead, where there are no weird bugs, hills, or dust.

I'll bring my water.

2 comments:

michele said...

Happened upon your blog... ok maybe I could do a mile on this terrain... and two POSSIBlY. Six, no way! You rock!

Sarah Markley said...

ha!

i couldn't do 6 in hills right now.

heck, i couldn't do 6 on a track right now. way to go, girl!