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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Notes from a Runner

How many times have you left a note like this one?Seems like Jerry comes home to this kind of note frequently. Sometimes the notes vary: I sometimes leave a note informing him of the time I left and the miles I expect to do so he can get a feel for my return ETA, but mostly, the notes are brief and to the point, like the one above that I left before heading out on my 3 miler this afternoon.

The run went pretty well, especially considering that with all the rain today, the humidity is about 82% out there, so it was like running in a terrarium. Still, I was able to finish it up in 28:57. Not too shabby for the conditions.

25 comments:

sunshine said...

82% humidity! Holy crap... I think that run could be considered a swim.

Your note looks so familiar! JP worries when I'm out running, so it includes miles planned and area I'm running (ex. splits at the high school, state park, neighborhood course, etc.).

teacherwoman said...

wow, that is insane humidity.

nope, don't leave any notes here. No one to leave them for! ha. But, I guess if I go out for a long run or ride, I usually let a friend know... just in case.

MCM Mama said...

No notes here - I usually have to hand off kids LOL.

Yuck on that humidity! Good job getting the run in.

Ted said...

I know the humidity sucks!!! I am never a big fan of running in high humidity. However, you do have the bragging rights to run in wonderful condition during winter times.

Running Knitter said...

Your "running slower because it's humid" numbers are still very impressive. :)

Crystal said...

gotta love that wonderful humidity! although i like summers to be able to use the pool, i much prefer the cooler and drier winters. Nice run chica!

Wes said...

You are being very consistent this summer! Sweet!!!!

runner26 said...

I totally do that!! So cute ;)

Kevin said...

While I dont leave a note, I do always have to tell my wife when to expect me home and where I am going to run/ride at

J~Mom said...

Never any notes from me because hubby always has to be home to watch the kidlets.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

i don't leave notes, but i run with my cellphone in case i need to be rescued.

kelsalynn said...

When we lived in MI and I was running outside, I would leave notes like that but I would add a word or two to indicate where I was running- whether it was my "subdivision" route, my "downtown" path, or my "out and back"...

great job on the 3 miles!

D10 said...

Nice job on the run. When is the humidity going to break for you guys. It is insane.

J said...

i leave little notes too!! very cute! great run.

RazZDoodle said...

Maybe I should put the "*heart* you, Jess" part on my notes.

raulgonemobile said...

Yep, I leave notes like that too.

On a long run, I might list the general direction I'll go, but it's hard because I often say "Gee, maybe I'll run along this path I've never seen before"

Gotta love the humidity. Yuck.

TNTcoach Ken said...

I see those notes quite often. Usually there's a 'coffee is ready' included.

Marci said...

Good for you getting out there and doing it with 80% humidity!! And a quick pace at that!!

Marcy said...

You leave notes? You're such a lovely wife. Mr McG could only hope that someone would abduct me so he didn't have to deal with my crazy ass :P

AKA Alice said...

Yeah...not too shabby on the sub-30 3 miler in the humidity...hell who am I kidding? I'd be thrilled with that in a dry spell...

Marlene said...

This post is hysterical because I do that all the time too! I leave a note that says what time I left and how far I'm running so if I don't return, hubby will know when to send ot the search party. :)

(Nice time, btw!)

chia said...

I do that sometimes but then realized that the cat cannot read and I felt quite silly :-(. Should do something about that.

Betsy said...

Yep, I leave those notes all the time. We have a chalkboard by the back door. Usually, the notes say, "Running! Love, Mommy"

Viv said...

Your notes are sweet! Mine are usually include things about empty the diswasher, put the clothes in the dryer see ya when I see ya peace out!

Viv said...

PS your are still clocking some fast miles, you know your one month of winter will be here soon and you will rock out in addition to rockin' DC!