No no no. Not those honkers. I'm talking about motorists that honk at runners while they're, well, running. Geez! At least I got your attention, right? Excellent.
Yesterday I encountered not one, but two kinds of honkers. Normally I can deal with the people that give the horn a little tap-tap, you know? But I was just minding my business on the huge sidewalk and this dude just flippin' lays on the horn: HOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNKKKKKK!
I nearly jumped out of my shoes, it startled me so much. So, I did what any normal/civil/lady would do in this situation...I flipped him off. ;) The jerk deserved it. It's not a usual habit to do that with my middle finger, I usually blow kisses at the person because it says "you need this buddy, because I'm better than you!" The blowing kisses was my Grammy's thing because she never used the finger. She was a sassy gal. Anyway, it happened again on my second jaunt around the block, but this time with a motorcyclist. THAT was laughable. Have you ever heard a motorcycle's horn? It's completely ridiculous and puny. Might as well been a scooter, but nope, this was a sport bike. *sigh* That time around it just made me laugh and shake my head.
Other than the honkers on last night's run I had a blast. My Newtons felt amazing and I ran some really tough hills in the neighborhood with *gasp* ease!! I swear the Newtons are going to be the death of my wallet; I'm hooked. I turn into some sort of superhero with those things on. No joke. My leisurely run turned into 5 miles. I'll take that!
Some pics from the run:
My tree in the front yard. It's confused because it's sunny/warm in February.
Mt. Rainier peeking over the houses--yay!
And none of my runs would be complete without the dreaded Nekkid Semi spotting. I think they are stalking me now...
Before my run I enjoyed the sun with Travis and hit some softballs. I completely crushed my last pitch at bat...first time I've hit one clear to the outfield without rolling! And the bat made that wonderful crack sound. Loved it!
Then I washed my purdy blue 'stang. She's all sparkly now. My little pony. :)
Tonight's workout consisted of some crazy treadmill sprinting! I was on fire in my Lunars! Fastest/longest sprint was 45 seconds at 9.1 mph (6:36 pace!?).
And...I'm spent. G'night all!