Being the lazy bum I usually am, I did not run yesterday. And so I ran this morning. Well, ran/ walked. Hills are hard. :o( While I was out I passed an old man sitting on his stoop drinking coffee and managed a good morning as I jogged on by. At the fire station I was forced to pause, because they were backing the fire truck into the station. Ahh... firemen in the morning, what a lovely sight.... But, I digress. I turned around at the UniMart and made my way back home, jogging back past the fire station with some of the firemen milling around outside :o) I passed the old man again, I walked past him since his perch was located on an uphill climb, and he made the comment that I was "much slower on the way back" and laughed, I laughed with him and kept on chugging along. As I was approaching Rite Aid (while running I might add), another runner was coming towards me, a very fine runner indeed. Tall-ish, shaved head, in a tight black t-shirt - mmm.... And then he shouted something at me, I'm not sure what though. The problems with attempting to talk & listen while running are: A) being out of breath sometimes what you say doesn't quite make it out; B) wearing headphones makes it hard to hear what others are saying; C) wearing headphones makes it hard for you to tell how loud you are speaking; D) when you're heading opposite directions it's hard to ask them to repeat themselves, because by the time you realize you have no clue what they said, they're already 5 blocks away!
Tonight the firm is closing early, which means there is a slight chance I might get to go home early. If that's the case then I promised Ellie I would take her for a walk on the South Side at the bike trail. Just a short one though, her little legs don't really agree with walking too far, and I don't want to be stuck carrying her back to the car.
Tomorrow I run a race. YIPEEEE!!!!!!!!