Daylight savings time has messed up my training schedule! I had just started getting up early so that I could get my run in before the day started. Which normally works, except we are staying in a rental house in Texas for a few weeks and I don’t really know the area and it is super dark out until like 7:30am now… crazy!
Tuesdays are normally my group running days with Team Living Water, but since we are out of town I haven’t been able to make it. Today was supposed to be long run day, but since Chris had work to do and we don’t have Emily here I decided to take Payton with me on an exploratory run in the Granbury area. I noticed a little park with a trail by the town square and decided to try it out.
Turns out it is a really cool Hike/Bike trail called “Moments in Time.” It’s about a 2 mile out and back, with these cool historical plaques with information about the area.
I knew with the temperatures being different than what I was used to plus pushing the stroller and not having a really good “fuel” meal last night that I would probably just do the out and back once rather than twice. All and all I enjoyed the trail a lot, so did Payton!
Funny story… I was just running along and noticed there were two bail bonds places next to each other… and I looked to my right and saw a huge barbed wire fence. Turns out the trail goes right by the Hood County Sheriff’s Office. I know it isn’t the same as the Texas Rangers, but it made me think of Chuck Norris anyway.
I still am struggling to improve my time and endurance for the upcoming GO! STL half-marathon…. it is just one month away! I still struggle sometimes with the whole idea of being a “runner” … like i’m such a joke to the running world. I struggle with the “why do I even try” mindset regularly. I know I’ve come a long way, but I still have a long way to go.
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