After getting rained out on Monday, I finally was able to get some fresh air. My 4 miler on Saturday morning was just what I needed. It was cold but the sun was out and I spent much of the 4 miles on my own...or at least just me and Megatron/Baby but he doesn't say much.
I met up with a "new" group this time though there were some familiar faces in the crowd. Including these lovely ladies who just happened to roll up wearing the same shirts. :) Nerds.
I did a run/walk combo almost all the way until mile 3 when I swear that baby must have had a foot pushing on my bladder. Still a mile from my starting point, wearing a bright yellow shirt in a suburban area, in the spring with hardly much tree cover. Peeing in the bushes was not an option...though one I probably would have taken had there been more leaves on the trees to hide me. I just know Lisa is smiling about that because she still can't believe as long as I've been marathoning, that I've never had to pee outside. :P
Anyways...I was forced to walk the rest of the way back but it was still a great workout. It was nice to have some quiet time to myself. And because all I could think about was how badly I needed to pee, my brain didn't even wander. Sometimes its nice to empty the brain! It's like a reset button.
I did have a brief startle when I passed a pond and a swan was trying to fly away. From the noise, I thought it was coming at me. It wasn't. Though I did snap it's picture when I circled back around. Because that's what you do when you are slow. You stop and take pictures of swans during workouts.