Ran nice and easy after work yesterday! The weather lately has been in the pits though! So cold, windy, and rainy. Hopefully it changes before Saturday! But these miles felt fine. A bit sore, but I knew because I didn’t have my foam roller this weekend. And it’s taper week so we all know our bodies like to make us think they can’t run a little right before the race ;)
Indy Mini W18D2 - easy 5
Another nice easy run today after work. More poopy weather. But I love all the easy runs during taper week :) only 2 more runs until race day!!
I realized as I was running that I was wearing 3 different Detroit articles. My shirt, hat, and gloves all came from different Detroit events :)
I can’t believe it’s RACE WEEK!! I’m getting excited for race day and excited to see what I can do! Hopefully the weather improves. Right now it’s saying cold and windy. I know I could manage, but it would be nice if it improved! We will see!
Today the weather finally cleared up and we went for our first hike. And man, hiking in the mountains is hell if you’re not used to it. We went up to the median waterfall (which is like a height of 500 meters above the valley ). My friend decided to go up further, but my ankle started hurting again so I decided to wait for her back down in the valley. I would’ve loved to go to the upper waterfall, but my ankle could’ve been seriously hurt and I really don’t want to walk with a limb for the rest of my vacation (or worse). So I decided that resting my foot was more important than my ambition to overcome this mountain. Yay for selfcare!
My Fitbit only tracked my way back down due to battery issues on my phone, but I count this as a good hike.
Had dinner at this cute little restaurant with the fantastic view again. I had medallions of pork with mushrooms and spätzle and sweet dumplings as dessert. Now I’m full, happy and dead on my feet. Good night!
Thanks again to @booklvr4 for the original story prompt. Enjoy!
After their first date, Claire and Jamie didn’t get to see each other for several days, owing to Claire’s string of 12-hour shifts at the hospital. She was looking forward to Friday, when she would get off for four days in a row. They spoke every night on the phone and texted each other several times a day.
Claire often thought of that magical night, when he had taken her out and shown her the beautiful lake. Even more, she thought about what happened afterward. In hindsight, she knew that she had probably been a bit forward, but God, he was so beautiful and very sexy. He was hard to resist. But he had been right to stop them from making love that night. It would have been too soon. Knowing that still didn’t make it easier to wait.
Claire left work at five o’clock and headed straight home. She was exhausted. At least she only had one more long day before she was off. She hoped that her and Jamie could do something special over the weekend.
Claire’s phone rang and she knew immediately that it was Jamie.
“Hi, love, he said.”
“Hi, baby. How was your day?”
“It’s been good. I’ve been missing you though.”
“I know. It’s been hard, hasn’t it?”
“Aye, it has. At least you have a long weekend coming up.”
“I’m looking forward to it. It can’t come quick enough! Would you like to do something together this weekend?”
“Of course I do. I want to be with ye always. Speaking of that…I wanted to ask ye something.”
“What is it?”
“Weel, I wanted to ask if ye will go with me to Lallybroch…to meet my Da and my sister.”
“Really? Are you sure you want to introduce me to your family this soon?”
“Claire, when I said I want to be with you always, I meant it. I see no reason to wait, when my decision is already made. I want them to meet the woman I love.”
“Oh, Jamie. Do you think they’ll like me?”
“Aye, I do. Like I said, you have a lot of qualities like my Mam and even Jenny, come to think of it.”
“If you’re sure, then…yes, I’d be honored to meet them.”
“Thank you, Claire. I promise you’ll love them.”
“Well, I love *you* Jamie, so I’m sure I’ll love them as well.”
They continued their conversation for a while longer, making plans for the weekend trip. They would be driving up to Lallybroch on Friday morning, a little over 3 hours’ drive. Claire hoped that would be enough time to calm her nerves before meeting her future family. Jamie seemed confident about them liking her, but she was still nervous. This was a big step. She just hoped that she would measure up.
Friday morning, bright and early, Jamie showed up at her place.
“Good morning, love,” he said, as he bent to kiss her.
“Good morning. Do you want some breakfast? I made bacon, eggs, and toast, and I have some good, strong coffee as well.”
“Aye, thanks. That sounds great. It will be good to have a good breakfast before heading up.”
They ate companionably, talking of their trip. Jamie could see that Claire was nervous. He wanted to ease her mind as best he could.
“Claire,” he said, reaching for her hand, “I know ye are scared to meet my family, but ye dinna need to worry. I will be right there with ye. They are kind and I know they will love ye. Just as I do.”
“Do they know about us? How we met?”
“Aye, I’ve been talking about ye ever since we first began talking online. I knew then, Claire, that you were the only one for me.”
“Do they know I’m English? Will that be a problem?”
“Aye, they know. And it doesna matter, Claire. The past is the past. I love you, and that’s all that matters.”
They finished their breakfast and then got ready to go. Jamie took her suitcase as they headed out the door.