I will admit I pouted for a couple of hours. I saw Kathy at packet pickup after I'd found out, and I whined to her. Then I called my mom and whined to her too. I joked about just staying home on the couch all weekend and eating my feelings. But if you've been reading our blog for any length of time you know that I am not the kind of person who can sit around feeling sorry for myself for very long.
Do Epic Shit Every Damn Day, Badass! Right? Watching the Hallmark Channel and stuffing my face isn't very epic. What would be epic? My own donut run, at twice the distance of the race I was missing. I already had my outfit planned and the morning was free. I already knew that it is just a little over 3 miles from my house to Dunkin' Donuts. (That's not weird, right? Everyone knows how close or far they are from Dunkin'.) So, I decided, not only would I run there and back, but I would post it online and invite friends to run with me.
And Teresa's Epic Donut Run was fabulous! Saturday's weather was ideal: 50s and sunny to start, up in the 70s later that day. I had to change my planned outfit since it was a little warmer than I'd originally expected. Flo and her fiance Derek had a 6 mile run on their training schedule that day, so they joined me and we ran the ~3.4 miles to Dunkin, I enjoyed a donut that matched my outfit, and then we ran back. Epic.
Orange Leaf also happens to be about 3 miles from my house, so stay tuned for Teresa's Epic FroYo Run, date and time TBD. Also coming up:
- Winter Trail Frosty Quarter Marathon this Saturday at Eagle Creek Park
- 500 Festival Miler Series 6 Mile March 5 in downtown Indy
- Shamrock 5K Beer Run March 12 in downtown Indy