Author: Jilligan
•12:02 PM

Repeating the same but expecting different results.

I slept in with the promise of cooler temps on the horizon. I wanted to get 3-4 miles in today since my long run will be the half on Monday. DD was up so here is the insanity part.

"DD, would you like to go run with me?"
"Can I take my bike?"
"No, it's called running for a reason."
"Can we run to McDs?"

Hmmm, I can go the long way around the park and get two miles in before we get there and then get 1-2 miles in depending on how we go home.

"Sure, we can go to McDs but promise you won't whine, cry,or complain."
"Of course, I promise."

Dumb, dumb, dumb. First thing she says, "Mom, we are going the wrong way. McDs is the other direction." And it didn't get better from there.

We have some mountain lions running around town. So far 8 have been spotted. We see a huge cat running towards us and we both freak out. Then we smell a skunk but never saw it. Then DD starts with the crying and whining saying I can just leave her there to die and be eaten by the mountain lions. Please, she could walk faster then I can run.

I try to distract her with questions, math problems, animals, etc. Finally she starts examining the pockets of my handheld water pack. When she comes across a small deal of body glide, she is suddenly chaffed and has to stop to apply some. Finally after 1.5 miles she realizes I am not quitting and she won't get food if she doesn't come along. She makes a comeback at McD until she realizes we have to run home.

Both of us got what we wanted though. I got my run in extra points for dealing with DD. She got breakfast. Neither of us got eaten by the mountain lions.

I also got to wear my other Run Pretty Far shirt. It is great. Here are some pictures of today's events.

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On September 3, 2011 at 12:11 PM , MrsPro said...

I am lmbo as I read! Just what I needed this morning, a good laugh!

On September 3, 2011 at 12:12 PM , MrsPro said...

p.s. love the shirt!

On September 3, 2011 at 10:51 PM , Jo Lynn said...

Cute shirt.
Your story sounds like when I ask my daughter to go hiking with me! Still - at age 24! ;)

On September 6, 2011 at 11:22 AM , Mel said...

Love your new shirt! Glad you were able to get the run in.