First off, THANKS! to Kelly for the shout out this morning. I think she’s a good soul too and one of my besties for sure!
Today has been a busy day! It started with my normal morning cardio. after my 8 mile run yesterday, i decided to vary the workout a bit more today. I did 15 minutes on the elliptical, 3miles on the treadmill, and finished up with 15 minutes on the bike.
I got home showered up and quickly whipped up a green monster. I also grabbed a Cherry Pie Larabar (my fave flavor) and was out the door. I had to drive to a cute lakeside town called Marble Falls for work, leaving me to a breakfast on the road.
The drive was beautiful with the bluebonnets in full bloom. Shout out to our state flower 🙂 It really does brighten up the side of some pretty boring, middle-of-nowhere roads.
I didn’t have time to stop and take my own pics, but believe me, those little blue wildflowers were on my list of positives first thing this morning.
I worked a full morning and then stopped for lunch. I headed to a restaurant with a porch and lakeside view and had a nice midday retreat in the perfect upper 70 degree, sunny weather. I had a date with my computer and my favorite blogs during lunch since I missed my morning perusing. It was perfect!
Not sure what the ugly rusty building at the bottom of the pic is, but it was easy to look past it.
While I was eating and surfing the web, I found an article that caught my eye. The title was “Do you follow good running and walking etiquette?” Ok, at the risk of sounding like Tea Leoni’s character from Spanglish and her screaming “On your left” at people as she runs and nearly takes them out, I can get pretty irritated when people do not get out of the way when people (me) are trying to pass them. That’s my #1 workout pet peeve. The article on Daily Spark listed several others as well.
1. Pedestrians do not rule the road: Make sure it’s clear to cross the road and don’t assume cars are willing to share the shoulder.
Now I have to say this is actually an irritation for me as a driver more than a runner. I am known to cross streets in a cross walk without looking (and would take full blame if a car creams me), assuming cars will stop for me, but when I’m driving and cyclists or runners (usually 2 or 3 wide) are in my lane or on the shoulder so that I have to slow down or get over, I get a bit peeved.
2. If you are going to spit, make sure there is enough distance between you and the runner next to or behind you.
Enough said on that one.
3. Don’t be a litter bug
Hang on to your gu packs and other running paraphernalia (had to look that spelling up for sure 🙂 ) until you see a trashcan. Littering is lame!
4. When passing other runners or walkers, say hello.
I could work on this one. If I have on headphones, I usually don’t say anything and can’t hear anything. I always wave if I’m driving and pass another car, though.
5. If you are walking or running with a partner and another runner or walker come up behind you, give them room to pass.
This is it. Do this! I have issue being on a trail or path that has only so much room and multiple walkers or runners are side by side taking up the whole area and don’t move to single file or get over to let people pass.
Are there any others missing?/What are your gym, running, or workout pet peeves?