Of-freakin-course this is on one of my cul-de-sac routes. A tractor trailer minus the trailer--a nekkid semi, if you will. These things FREAK ME OUT. I hate them. They're ok when they're pulling something, but when they are just a giant engine on a bunch of wheels...yeah no. Can't deal. So, I had to take a picture of the scary black semi just chillin' in my 'hood. Normally on this little loop I run on that side, but there's no sidewalk and I would not even try to run around and in front of this monster because WHO KNOWS if it starts up and chases me! EEK!! *Sidenote: I mentioned this to Mel on our 10 miler on Saturday because we saw one on the road near the trail...see Mel? I'm dead serious about this fear!*
Ok. I'm done freaking out.
Onto much more "cooler" things. Actually more like "colder."
Tonight I decided last minute to participate in the little 5K Bonney Lake Fleet Feet fun run. I surprised Mel and her Muscle Man right before the little trek through the neighborhood. They were decked out in holiday garb! I was ill prepared as I decided to run an hour before the event and it turns out I wore ninja black for a night run...smart eh? I'll just say that I stuck to the sidewalks most of the time. At least my layers helped because it was freezing! The run ended up just over 2 miles, but the neighborhoods we ran through had some gorgeous Christmas lights!
It was fun to just go out and run with a bunch of people. Definitely more exciting than running my same 'ol neighborhood all by my lonesome. Thanks for the invite, Mel!
And no, we were not partaking in any celebratory ganja...the haze is from just a little fog on the camera. Geez! :P
Overall, I had an interesting evening full of laughter, running, and sneezing. Yes, sneezing. Some crazy sneeze monster exploded in my nose and caused me to have almost a 15 minute gesundheit-fest. And boy, I'm tired now! G'night!