Now that the marathon is over, I’ve stopped getting up early on Saturdays to run. I’m not a morning person and that was perhaps the hardest part of marathon training for me. Jones had his last soccer game of the season at 9:45 and Shoo had a birthday party from 11-1, so the morning was out. Jones made me promise to take him out with his bike again, so I pretty much wrote the day off and figured I’d run tomorrow.
Beer Geek surprised me and took the boys to a park to ride, leaving me in a quiet house all by myself. I considered enjoying that quiet, but managed to find my inner runner and decided to go for a four mile run. (One of the best things about the marathon training is that I now have two 3 mile routes, a 4 mile route, a 5 mile route, and two 6 mile routes that I can run without Garmin). Garmin needs a charge, so I just threw on some running clothes and headed out the door with my stopwatch.
It was a great run. The weather was nice and I just ran at a comfortable pace and enjoyed myself. Other than an old lady hitting me in the head with stick, it was an uneventful run. (She was raking and tossed a stick towards the street without looking and hit me right in the forehead LOL). I ran 4ish miles in about 38 minutes, so it was a nice pace and a nice run.
Now if I could just find a place where I could run and Jones could bike and a way to keep Shoo occupied in the running stroller…