I must say that I enjoy Halloween but am happy to say good-bye to it for another year. Each year it is a fight with the kiddos as to how much candy they can
stuff into their faces before I notice convince me to let them eat. And I must say that it is also a struggle for me in an attempt to not stuff my own face limit my consumption. I think we did pretty well last night with the kiddos not getting too out of control and I had 3 fun size Almond Joys. Now, we still have a GROCERY BAG of candy left in the house so we will see how it goes from here on out.
Prior to the Trick or Treat extravaganza, I made a last-ditch effort to
pad my mileage close out the month properly. I decided on a Midlothian Reservoir/Yankee Woods run that would be about 6 miles. The Reservoir, with a connect to Yankee for 1 loop, plus return is slightly under 6 so I parked my car a bit further from the trailhead becasue I’m OCD so that I got in a few extra steps to make it a full 6. The intent was for a quicker pace, speedy turnover type running without wearing myself out.
Since these trails are somewhat secluded in parts, I grabbed my Wrist Saver pepper spray and I was off. If you need a pepper spray, this one is AWESOME. It velcros onto the wrist and doesn’t move! I love it and also attach it to the jogging stroller and/or Aby’s bike when we are running/hiking as a family. The watch is the Nike+ Sportwatch GPS, another great product for a very reasonable price. I am of the opinion that all technology is somewhat disposable due to the constant updates and changes. I refuse to pay a lot for something that will be obsolete before the end of the month. One of my favorite things about the Nike+ watch is that they frequently update it thru the net. You plug-in for a charge, or to upload a run, and get a message that a new upgrade is available. I purchased the watch on the pre-order before it even hit the stores so got an “original”. They have made SEVERAL updates via the net to add features that were requested by consumers. I really appreciate this rather than them just putting out a newer and better model that turns my original into a dinosaur.
The Midlothian Reservoir section is pretty short, about a mile, then you need to run a path by Central Ave for about a 1/2 mile to get into Yankee. Once you hit the Yankee sign, one loop is 3 miles and you can fly right back to the Reservoir to your car! Yankee Woods:
6 miles – 52:15 – several photo stops and a road crossing x2
“Run”way Fashion – Freebie Alert: RunGirl shirt from Women’s Running Magazine. Great Magazine!! And they give a free shirt with a 2 year subscription. I don’t wear a lot of freebies but this one fits perfectly!
CWX Compression 3/4 tights. Yep still wearing them and love them EVEN more today but I need more pink shirts! Frogger – I looked and they do have 3/4 for men. You might want to talk to Mel; I picked these up at Running for Kicks.
Cheers & TRY not to eat too much Halloween candy! Amanda – TooTallFritz