Ok so last Monday was GOR-GEOUS. Am I right? Hello 70 degree weather and what a North Carolina March & April should look like... Oh southern Spring, thank you for returning to the 70's... now if you would FREAKIN' STAY this way... we'd all be forever grateful. Thanks. Sorry... a bit off topic...
ANYWAYS, I was excited to get outside, get some fresh air, and take the girls for a quick lil run. We have a few fav spots in Raleigh & Lake Lynn is definitely one of them. It is a short 2.18 mile loop that is just beautiful, plus it's not TOO flat and not TOO hilly. So I decided the girls and I would for a nice jog and enjoy the scenery & weather... man am I glad we did because HOLY COW... I had the best time that day @ Lake Lynn.
So the girls and I started off running and I kid you not, we got our first encounter with glory at about .5 miles in. We were coming across a bridge and ahead was a short hill... and down came running the most exuberant man I've ever seen. He was EXTREMELY happy to be running and very flamboyant. I loved him already before he even said a word. But as I spotted him and he spotted us... an explosion of happiness happened. He SPRINTED towards me yelling things like, "You GO mama, get your run on!" "OH MY GOSH... look at those beautiful babies!?" "Get it girl!" and a variety of other encouraging things! He was SO SO SO funny & I loved him for it. When he got to me he proceeded to turn around and run with me for a few feet yelling, "Yeah mama, GO GO GO GO GO! get your run on!" and then he turned around and yelled "Have a fabulous day!" I mean... at first I was like... Is this a joke? Is someone filming me for a tv show? But no. It was just an extremely happy man, who was spreading the love. How can you NOT smile at that? It was spectacular. I kept waiting for glitter to just fall from the sky.
If that was ALL that had happened, my run would have been fabulous... but there is more. I think I talked to someone at least every 1/2 mile which was awesome, but my second fav. runner person I talked to was to another woman I spotted early on in my run. In fact I saw her not long after I spoke to Mr. Fabulous. Again, she was coming in the opposite direction and you couldn't miss her. She was dressed in sweats head to toe (it's 70 degrees people), and was jogging and punching the air at the same time. She was STRAIGHT getting it. So as we passed I smiled at her, determined to spread the joy of Mr. Fabulous on, but we simply just did the runner nod and smile and then went on. Well, fortunately I passed her again on lap two and again, we did the runner smile & nod but it was a bit more expressive... and although I was tempted to high five her... I restrained and just kept going. BUT fate would so join us together because AGAIN I had the opportunity of seeing her at the end of my run (we finished at the same time). She came up to me and our conversation went like this:
Ms. Fabulous: "Yo girl, way to work them baby pounds off... You see me? You see these gut and thighs (dramatically grabbing thighs and belly)? Well this is all baby... but my baby was 10 years ago and I never got it off so I'm havin' to work twice as hard now!"
Me: "Girl, I saw you straight getting it! You were working hard! I saw you punching the air, you're doing awesome..."
And before I could finish my sentence and ask her how long she's been running she interrupts and says, "Oh honey, I wasn't punching no air, that was my ex-husband's face."
To which we both die laughing.
I mean, to have those TWO hysterical encounters and a half a dozen other kind encounters during my run makes for an AMAZING day @ lake lynn. Am I right? Oh and we also saw these awesome turtles straight sun-bathing and talked to a nature-photographer.
It was great. Like really great... Like so great that I wanted to actually blog about it and preserve that day in my memory forever. And I'm hoping that since it's supposed to be pretty again this week, we might adventure that way again and I'm praying for another fabulous run with fabulous people. We shall see!
Either way, Happy Monday Yall!