I run a lot and today was probably one of the the most memorable ten mile runs around the lake I have had.

I have built up to doing the ten mile loop three or four times a week. It took some adjusting but I have realized that when I do the first half a minute or so slower per mile I am able to make the time up on the back half and that is what I have been doing for the past month or so.

Anyway, today. I was a half to 3/4 of a mile away from the half way point and I heard someone on my tail. I thought to myself “I am almost half so let’s do this”

I am used to people wanting to race or float or follow me but typically it is at the beginning or end of the trail not in the middle. I assumed it was some male runner from one of the running groups. I was wrong.

So I tried to shake her and I still heard her so I pushed it more and she was still behind me. If I had to guess my time when this shaking and baking was going on I would say a easy low 7 mile. Anyway when she was trying to catch up to me she said “Oh My Gosh Your A Stud” I just raised my hands and kept the pace up.

There came a point to where there were several walkers coming our way. I had to go left and it slowed me down to where she caught up to me. She thanked me for pushing her on and she soon turned around. I instead kept going.

I went for maybe a quarter of a mile and was like man, go catch her. So I tried. When there was a mile left I passed her. She was going the opposite direction. She waved I waved.

So I didn’t get the chance to say hey. Oh well. It was a good 10 mile run and one of my fastest.

On November 13th I am doing the San Antonio Rock and Roll half marathon and in January I plan to do the 3m half and lastly in February I am hoping to do the Austin full. My goal for the race coming up is between a 1:30:00 and 1:45:00. I currently run it in 1:40 but me and races don’t have the best luck so we will see.

In the meantime I’ll keep doing what I am doing.