8 miles w/ The Rock Runners! We had such a great morning. From the devotional, to talking about the anniversary of 9/11 and the tribute planned for tomorrow, to keeping each other going for 8.
Today I ran with Jen (who is new to our group), Julie and Stacey. We started out a little fast and were keeping about a 7:50 pace through 6. It was at 6 that I noticed Stacey had dropped back. I stopped and saw her coming up and she yelled that she needed to slow down. There was no way I was going to live a sister hanging! She has gotten me through many of 20 milers and it was my turn to do the favor! P/S She was extremely sick for almost 3 weeks and is just getting back into running. We took a 5 minute breather and I walked with her. We then got our rears in gear and made it home. Our average pace ended up being 8:30 and that included our walk. She is a super star for keeping that pace after only running once before today! YEAH!
After everyone checked back in we headed to Con Pane for coffee and food. I begged for us to go to Panera but I was over ruled by, well, everyone. That means I was forced to a giant mug of coffee, cherry almond granola with honey yogurt and maybe a bite of chocolate brioche. HEAVEN POST RUN!
I have no idea why this pic is so blurry. Maybe all of that coffee gave me shaky hands!
Did You All Hear
about our Black Out on Thursday?
It was one of the most peaceful nights on record in SD county. At about 3:40 pm the power suddenly went out. I thought maybe it was just at my office (we are known for blasting the air, especially in a heat wave) and then I got a call from LD telling me the power was out at our house. Um, my house is not anywhere near my office. Weird. Then I got a twitter message from ChaCha that her power was out too. Holy smokes, we live about 40 miles apart. I tried to call my Mom and her phone went to voicemail. It was then that I realized the power was out…EVERYWHERE!
We shut down our office since we no longer had air and headed out. Traffic was cray cray. I turned on the radio and learned that power was out from Orange County down through SD county into Baja California and Arizona! WTHeck?! At this point no one had an explanation which was unnerving. It took me an hour and fifteen minutes to get home (it usually takes 10 without traffic) and by the time I got to the pad my neighbors were ready to chill!
We busted out the grill, candles, electric lights and guitars. Everyone ate while LD and a few others played music and just enjoyed one another’s company. No phones, no computes, no TV. IT WAS AWESOME. Hello, we could see the stars in the sky!!! YEAH!
We ended up getting power back at sometime in the middle of the night. We were initially told it could take until Friday afternoon but I think SDG&E feared riots so they got their act together. Turns out some worker in Arizona hit the main power line and blew us all out. How can one guy’s mistake cause that much craziness? I bet he felt terrible!! Poor guy!
All in all it was a blessing that it happened. With all of the stress and madness in the world God decided that we needed a break and gave it to us. He shut all of the media off and gave us a sense of community again. And a nice, cool breeze. The power outage might have made some people nuts but to my family is was a HUGE BLESSING!
I hope you are blessed this weekend!