Run: 6 mi/57:00
These tempo runs are killing me.
In happier news, it's nice to get so familiar with a town. I live in a small, agricultural town, and you see people you know everywhere. This is quite different from growing up in Portland. Stevie said to me the other day "it's like when you saw your teachers outside of school" (referring to something that happened). Well, no, because I never saw my teachers outside of school. Ever.
So it's a pleasant surprise to see people you know around town. It's a nice constant to say hello to the church's worship leader as you run in the morning, or the man I don't know, but who is always out walking his Schnauzer. Or the two ladies who run together.
To run into ladies from church at the globos (flea market), to see people after church at the papas restaurant. It's a new discovery, and I think I kinda like it.
It is incredibly cold here, but I'm trying to be thankful for the number of blankets I have on my bed and how many sweatshirts I own (that I can layer on top of each other). I'm also trying to think warm, happy thoughts about what it was like to be sitting in 98 degree weather, as demonstrated in my profile picture up there in the corner. Oh, summer in the States.