Monday, June 8, 2009

Tootin' my own horn....

If I don't, who will?

I ran my longest run tonight.....7.2 miles. I'm no marathon runner at this point in life, just a maintenance runner, longing for a longer life.

But this is the funny part.

As I was running my normal route, I felt a misquito on my leg. Like any normal human I stopped to swat it off, only to see it replaced by five or six more blood sucking bugs. Then I remembered that those school grounds have a serious skeeter problem, so I did the logical thing, started running. Fast.

Not fast enough. I glanced behind me and there had to be at least 30 'squitos hard on my tail. They wanted blood. So I ran faster. I ran faster for a good quarter mile, knowing that if I stopped I couldn't swat them all off me and wondering how far squitos can fly before they get tired.

At least a quarter of a mile. Are you kidding me? Because yes, I did run 7 miles but I can only run at light speed for about a quarter of a mile. I was pooped. At last I stopped ready to swat. By then there were only a few misquitos left.

It was pretty awful. And pretty funny.


Karyn said...

You go girl! Psssh, those skeeters are no match for "Manda!"


Love you!

Deb said...

Way to go! Are you logging these anywhere because you aren't on Running Ahead and I like to keep my eye on you. ;-)

Hilary said...

Oooh, you're awesome, Amanda! I couldn't run 7 miles ever, no way, no how!

Jenny said...

They are ruthless!
Great job on the running.

Jenny said...

I think the fastest I ever recall running was when I was chasing Marky Mark down at a county fair. After that, he bungie jumped and flipped off the whole crowd.

What a great roll model.

Yeah... not one of my most memoriable moments.

DotBlogger said...

Fantastic running!! Keep it up!

MooBee Mama said...

Thats one way to go about it! Great job!! 7 miles is haaaard! Wanna run the Dirty Half with me next year?? It's a blast and no more difficult than 7 miles...I promise.