Today is Jen’s birthday. Jen is my friend and running partner. How much does it suck that her birthday is on 9/11?
Her mom left a message about how it was HER day and not the terrorists. How September 11 was a good day. It makes me sad. Jen—it’s okay to be happy about your birthday! Don’t let the terrorists win!!
Jen and I decided to run 9 miles today. However. I suck. I have been struggling with side stitches—I’m guessing from breathing issues? So we cut it short at 8 miles. We could easily have walked another mile but running just wasn’t happening any more for me. HELP! What can I do?
We were running on the paved, multi-use path of Forest Park. Often we are passed by bikers. One woman yelled “on your left” and naturally we moved over a bit. As she passed, she yelled at us “There’s a perfectly good gravel path for you over there.” I yelled after her “This is a multi-use path, BITCH.” Frankly we don’t care for the gravel path as well, plus there’s a part that is somehow mildly creepy as it goes through the woods. Plus the paved path is multi-use! I was SO annoyed at that woman. I hope she had a lovely day yelling at ALL the runners who were on the paved path.
After the run we headed to the Crepe place in the Central West End. I wanted to take Jen out to lunch for her birthday, and we LOVE going for Crepes after a long run. We split a sweet one and a savory one.
Last night was the second Chamber Project St Louis concert. It was a lot of fun! We hung out at the Tavern of Fine Arts afterwards (great wine, tasty roast beef sandwich). Jon wore a great T-shirt.
I MUST ask him where he got it.