Extremes: Running, Flooding, and RV Driving
We were hit with a lot of rain where I live north of Houston. Nearby Cypress Creek overflowed and flooded the park where I like to run, ride and walk my dog. That's a picture of the parking lot for the park - not so good for cars, but great if you have a boat. Our house was fine, but we had to take a detour to leave the neighborhood for a few days.
Unexpectedly, my husband and I needed to drive from Houston to Bakersfield in Central California last week. Running first thing in the mornings made me feel better for the rest of each day.
|RV Park Gym|
After most runs, I worked out in the RV park gym. Then I stopped by the office for coffee. Coffee and newspapers are free for customers. The RV park has a large laundry room and grocery stores nearby, but the best part for us is that it's close to where our family lives - the reason for our trip. By the way, the weather was nice for running.
We drove the 1600 miles home from California to Texas in two days. Although my husband drove most of the way, I drove, too. I drove through wind, rain and even snow in New Mexico and Arizona. Wind is the worst!
|Park is Closed!|
We got home this morning at 3:30 am and I was asleep at 4. I woke up at 8 and ran 14 miles. It sounds crazy, but it really wasn't that hard. Since the park where I always run is closed for now, I ran through a nearby neighborhood. I'm looking forward to running at the park again in a couple of months even though I enjoyed running down some streets that I've never seen before.
Running this week: 5, 10, 12, 8, 5, 0, 14 = 54 miles