Week 8. 28 minutes. No problem. I’ve done 25. What’s an extra 3? Well, it’s an extra 3 at the end when you want to be doing the cool down, that’s what.
I did my first 28 minute run the other morning just a wee bit before 6:00 am. Running in the city offers lots of interesting sights and smells. Trash day is particularly interesting as everyone puts their stuff on the curb the night before. Which the urban foxes LOVE. They have a party that night. So in the morning when I’m out for some fresh air, before the “dust bin collectors” come (what a funny name – I don’t think they are collecting dust), there are ripped open trash bags and half eaten food and other gross things all along my route. Lovely.
For some reason on this morning I also seemed to be following the route of the 94 bus. Didn’t seem to be any people on the buses, but I got the nice exhaust blast every time one went by. Which was a lot. I envy my sister’s field.
But, I often do get to see the milkman in his little van that says “Milk and More”. I don’t know what the more is, but there he is picking up empty glass bottles and leaving full ones on people’s doorsteps. And once I did see a man in a pretty dress. I do love the mornings.
And finally, cakes. In my house I have a bad, but true, reputation as a not-so-great cake baker. But, I keep trying. For my sons’ birthday last year, I excitedly asked them what kind of cake they would like me to make them. And one replied, “Mom, can you just buy a cake because you haven’t had much luck in the past with cakes”. Sad, but true. I ignored their protests and made this, and it was quite good.
And then just the other day for my husband’s birthday. I made this! And it was not only edible, but delicious.
I believe I have redeemed myself.
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