Sunday, April 26, 2009

Riding in the back of a pick up truck

(First let me explain these are not my feet-Although my legs may be almost this furry after winter-I just have a need to add pictures to every post so I stole this photo. Thanks)

Earl had some rototilling to do at a friends so he took the kids with him and I had the good fortune of shopping alone. Ahhhh...the grocery store alone-Dreamy! I flew around Walmart and Stop and Shop and decided to get to my run. Sundays is usually the day I do my long run. I have moved up to a 3.2 mile run as I have a 5K(3.1mi) race next weekend. I jumped on the computer and found that the hubby and kids were at a house 3.2 miles away. Perfect! I would run there and hitchhike home. If you live around Massachusetts you know it is 2 seconds from winter and could possibly snow any day. Not today-Today it decided to go to about 88 degrees according to the National Weather Service. I decided to run.....I must have a head injury. The route was hilly and NOT shaded at all. I thought I was running the Road Race again. My time was in the toilet but I made it. I guess you could call it practice for the Summer runs.
As I walked to the house they were just pulling out. They had a truck load so I decided to jump in the back. It was a beautiful day and I can't remember the last time I rode in the back of a truck. My hubby took the backroads and I thought about how we just don't do these things anymore. They are not safe. Once when we were like 10-12 my parents put a camping mattress in the bed of our truck and we rode all the way to Florida. We had a cap and thought we were camping. Now my kids were freaked and kept asking if I had fallen out the whole 10 minute ride home.Oh how things have changed.
It got me to thinking about Summer. I can't wait. I have more plans than time as usual so we will see what gets done.
The list so far:
Camping.
Bike riding-Olivia hopefully on 2 wheels.
Running-I have about 5 races planned so far.
Swimming lessons.
Davis' Farm-See the link---> We won 4 free tickets last Fall.
Possibly even some gardening.
I guess today I got bitten by the big-The Summer Bug.

3 comments:

Barry said...

I too rode in the bed of a pick up with a cap to New Hampshire for camping. And countless rides in the back of an open pick up bed all over the place and as far as West Barnstable. Ah, the good old days.

Nice job on the run. Took big coconuts to go out in our instant summer!

I say Bah! to "not safe". We could fall down the stairs and crack our heads open just as easily. Remember no seat belts and riding in the back window of the cars our parents had?

elvoy said...

Nice run. That was a good workout for mental toughness. You are all ready for next week's race!

Perplexed said...

The last time I rode in the back of a pick up we got pulled over. I was a tad "under the weather" and the cop just turned a blind eye with a chuckle. Imagine that happening nowadays.....NOT!!!

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06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
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10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
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06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
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08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
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