I refer to my early morning pool running sessions as a geriatric happy hour. Usually, I am the youngest person there. Mostly there are the pool noodle ladies and elderly men in speedos. Which shouldn't even be a thing, IMHO. But wait...hello!
I runfess that for the last couple of weeks there has been a perfect male specimen in the lap pool. He's anything but geriatric, but not jailbait, and did I mention perfect? Even the suit he wears, which is kind of a speedo but more like snug booty shorts, is perfect. Not at all revealing but snug in all the right places. It's been a pleasant way to start the day. With every lap around the dive well, I check out the lap pool to see if he's in view. Waiting for him to climb out and shake the water off...
Have you played Pokemon Go? You'd have to be living under a rock not to have heard of it. I runfess that yes, I've caught a few Pokemon over the last couple of weeks. My favorite training spot, the retention pond, has 4 Pokestops! I guess it's a good thing I'm not training there because there are a ton of people walking the path and playing the game. A hot run this week had me looking for Pokemon on the last mile. Why not? There was not any hope of getting a decent pace out of it.
Don't judge me. I runfess I don't even know what I'm doing. All I'm doing is catching the little guys. I'm not in this for the competition. It's a distraction from life. And it's kind of fun. By the way, there are a bunch of articles on running and playing Pokemon. Lifehacker posted an interval training workout, but Runner's World and Competitor have also gotten in the game.
|Captured this guy yesterday! Yes, I was running...|
This past weekend, I took a spontaneous trip to my parents' place in northern Wisconsin with my youngest son and his girlfriend. It was his birthday! His broken leg is healing and he wanted to do ALL THE THINGS that we usually do on our trips up north. I did my best to keep up with them. We kayaked and SUP'd. We did yoga poses on the SUPs. We swam. Played ping pong. I managed to run. We dined. And I wined. But I runfess that our last night there I begged off mini golf. I didn't think I could do 18 holes. Bonus runfession: I took some satisfaction in that they both slept the entire 5 hour ride home. Although I did go to bed at 8 that night.
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Are you playing Pokemon Go? Ever cry because a workout was too hard? Got anything to runfess? I know you do...
Let's continue the Friday Fun! Next Friday, August 5, I'm hosting a link up I've creatively titled Running Treasure Hunt! In the spirit of the Friday Five, I challenge you to find and post pictures of 5 fun/odd/weird things you've seen on the run! You don't have to be a blogger to participate. You can link your FB, IG, or Twitter post as well as a blog post. All I ask is that you link back to my post. Bloggers can link up with the DC Trifecta's Friday Five as well. If this goes over well, I may make it a seasonal thing--think summer, fall, winter, and spring finds.
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