Long night in the big city

The area we are moving to has about 100x the population of the town from which we are moving. The new town really isn’t that big of a city, especially after living near Phoenix, but it’s certainly large compared to where we have been for the last few years. Last night, someone on our street had their car alarm go off around 3 am. It was annoying but understandable. The car alarm is there for a reason, right? I even got up to make sure it wasn’t one of our cars. It went off for probably 5 minutes. I thought it took a little longer than it should but maybe they had their windows closed, right? Not even 10 minutes later, it went off again. This time it probably lasted for 4 minutes. They couldn’t have even been into a deep sleep yet. Much more annoying. At 6 am, I’m relaying the story to my husband, the deep sleeper, and the alarm starts going off AGAIN. Seriously, why has the car even been locked again at this point? It’s clearly malfunctioning. The car is nowhere near the nicest in the neighborhood. Needless to say, it wasn’t my best night of sleep. However, last night, I did get a great run in right at sunset. I ran 2 miles around a different neighborhood in the area. There is a bigger lake in the back of the neighborhood without any development behind it. The path around the lake was very peaceful. This morning, our cross country team had a meet at a lovely golf course. Before the meet, I met my sisters for breakfast. It was so great to have some time to catch up with them. I ate a delicious gluten and dairy free Cajun breakfast skillet with sausage, shrimp, and peppers. I burped it up the entire time I ran through the golf course to cheer on the kids and help record splits. It was like a gift that kept on giving. This afternoon, I took some time to log my own run. I went back to the lake from yesterday but took a shortcut home for a 1.5 run. I’m meeting my older sister for a long run in the morning so I want to make sure I don’t overdo it today. I’m also hoping the neighbors figure out a different plan for their car tonight so we can all get some decent sleep.

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