Would you drive 8 hours each way to run in a 10K?
I’m not sure I normally would, but the one I’m want to do is a) in a state I haven’t raced in yet, b) sponsored by a brewery, and c) on a weekend that is four days, thanks to Jones’ school schedule.
The race is on Sunday, so theoretically, we could drive partway on Friday and stop someplace fun. Drive the rest on Saturday and still be there for an associated event. Run on Sunday and then head home – with the potential for stopping if we didn’t want to drive the whole way. Guess I need to pull out a map and figure out what fun stuff there might be on the way to and from.
Summer started for real here this week. I’m not a big fan of summer, so having to entertain two boys when all I want is to stay in the AC is not my idea of fun. It’s not ridiculously hot yet, but hot enough I don’t like it. Today, Shoo had camp for three hours, so Jones and I went mini-golfing and then to the library. Tomorrow they both have camp, so I actually have about 2.5 hours to myself. I have a 7 mile run planned (in the heat, bleh) and then I need to figure out what groceries we desperately need. Once I pick up the kids, we are heading to the pool. We don’t have a neighborhood pool and I’m not a big enough fan of swimming to pony up the money for a pool membership (they start at $400 for the season and go WAY up from there, plus most have waitlists), so we are hitting the regional pool. Hopefully it won’t be too insane.
I did a very hilly four mile run today with an average pace of 9:20. I wasn’t planning hills, but I was trying to stay in the shade and that meant the hilly part of the neighborhood. It wasn’t bad for an 86 degree/high humidity run. I’m so not looking forward to the weeks when the heat goes above 90!
Did I mention I’m not a fan of summer?