I Witnessed My First Walk of Shame

This morning, I got up at 4am to meet the Sunday running group. Usually I run with the Saturday group, but today’s run started much closer to home so I swapped days. I finally met up with the group after driving by the meeting spot three times, because I can’t follow simple instructions or actually turn when I see 2 men in shorty-shorts waving at me obviously ready to run.

Bonus for today’s run? I ran with Michelle! Also a bonus? We both got the teal memo.

My shirt is not bi-colored, by the way. That’s just my amazing talent to sweat only down to the last 2 inches of my shirt.

We did 9.5 miles (10:08 pace) around the Lake Eola area and it was beautiful out. The pace leader said it was 10 miles, but my Garmin begs to differ. Here are a few pictures I took after the run.

A Chinese gazebo around Lake Eola. I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve seen it. I told that to the hubs, and he shook his head and walked away.

Baby ducks! Sooooo adorable. I want some.

There were tons of swans everywhere

Part of the path we ran.

Around mile 8, I was privileged enough to witness my first walk of shame. No, it was not my own. The girl was getting into her car and she had on the shortest mini-dress ever, messy hair, and she was carrying her shoes in her hand. Of course I called her out, and it went something like this:

  • Me: “Is that the walk of shame?”
  • Michelle: “Ooooh yeah!”

Yes, it was said loud enough so she could hear. I know we aren’t nice people. But we both accept we are going to hell and can keep each other company there. Couldn’t be much hotter in hell than in Florida anyway.

A couple things about the run:

  • It was my best training run since I started running with my group a month ago. I felt good the whole time and I liked the pacing.
  • Running with Michelle is way better than not running with Michelle.
  • The pace leader actually lead. In my group, I’m always ahead of the pacers, which I hate.
  • There’s a creepy, non-talker guy in Michelle’s group that doesn’t even look at you or respond when you talk to him directly. It is now my mission to break that tough exterior and get him to smile, even if it means a tickle fight. 50-year-old men like those, right?

When I got home, I fine tuned my culinary skills by making a peanut butter and jelly English muffin with Fruit Loops on top.

And I got in some bunny play time. She was not about to let those ducks be cuter than her.

Well played, Pants. Well played.

Now it’s time to get some Good Will stuff organized and make another trip to Target. I saw some things I wanted yesterday that I was too lazy to carry and we all know getting a cart means walking back to the front of the store.

What’s the weirdest thing you eat that you love? (That Fruit Loop thing was a fluke, but man it was good.)


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23 responses to “I Witnessed My First Walk of Shame

  1. Bahaha, I’m glad I’ve never done a walk of shame…or at least have never been caught. Congrats on your best run so far!

    I saw some ducks on my bike ride this morning. They were pretend ducks though, which I didnt realize until the way back.

    I eat butter sandwiches. People think its pretty gross but considering the fact that I used to eat straight up butter (no bread, my parents thought I was going to die of a heart attack) when I was a kid, I think the sandwiches are pretty good.

    • You know, I think there are a lot of people who like butter sandwiches out there that just aren’t coming forward. But definitely a step forward from straight butter. I have a friend that used to like eating ketchup packets. Eew. I’ll take the butter sandwich over that any day!

  2. I’m not sure if I’ve ever done a walk of shame or not. Those days are kind of hazy. I love peanut butter on waffles, and pancakes. Since discovering Nutella, I have begun putting it on everything. It’s really great in oatmeal. My next challenge is to make smores with it.

  3. Sarah

    English muffin looks amazing. I ate cheez whiz on a pizza once. wasn’t bad really.

  4. Woah, I have not had a Fruit Loop in years. I might have to try one just to see what they taste like. The walk of shame girl made me laugh hysterically. I love that you called her out!

  5. Stefanie@runon

    How do you manage to take such awesome pictures and run at the same time??? I seriously lack that kind of coordination.

    I love pickle juice. Love it.

  6. Ahaha – I love the fruit loops on top 🙂 I don’t eat too many weird things but I think I need to start! Lake Eola really does look beautiful! I could bang out 9.5 miles if I had that too look at as well! 😉

  7. I had so much fun on our run today! Sorry if I talked your ear off. I have suddenly become a chatty runner. It didn’t even feel like 9.5 miles! We will have to plan another run – I do really wish I could do some Saturday mornings.

    Oh – and your pictures came out so nice! I seriously considered going back and stealing a baby duck.

  8. Haha that is seriously funny! Did she say anything back to you? Witnessing walk of shames are the best thing ever. Right behind an ice cold Diet Coke.

    Did I tell you that we got tickets to see Tosh for his stand up show?!

  9. i immediately knew we would be bffs in real life when i read this post- i cant tell you how many times my friends and i have acknowledged the whole going to hell thing but sometimes stuff just comes out ha…amazing place to run- love the pics…and you’re hilarious

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  11. Hey there,

    Fellow marathonfester (is that a word?) here…I just found your blog and it’s hillarious.

    I’m thinking you might be in the wrong pace group. It sounds like you are too fast for them. Just a thought 🙂

    And yeah, the numbers on my Garmin almost never add up to what they say the route is. For example, it’s never 3.0 miles from Glenridge to Cady way for me – more like 2.8 or so, depending on the day. I always go off my watch for the actual mileage.

    • Hello there! What group do you run with? My group wants to finish in a 4:30-5:00. My goal is 4:30 or less but it seems like there’s a group of 5 girls that’s either too fast, or everyone else that’s too slow. I just wish the pace leaders would actually LEAD! I guess they have a big group and don’t want to leave people behind?

      • I’m with Courtney and Kristi Lynn. Our group kind of broke off from a bigger group that we were all part of last year and we are about a 4:30 pace. Let me know if you want to try us out 🙂

        I think 4:30-5:00 is way too big of a time frame. That’s more than a minute/mile slower or faster in the same group. Yikes! I didn’t realize that there were groups with that big a time discrepancy! I mean, hell would freeze over before I could keep up with the 4:00 group.

  12. Pam

    That’s such a gorgeous run. I’m totally jealous. And I will have to try those Fruit Loops with marshmallows. But we’ll have to wait for Publix to put them on sale. It’s apparently my husband’s new cereal rule. The sugary-er and cheaper the better.

  13. What a beautiful place to run! Totally jeaous, minus the heat 🙂

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