As a runner, it’s important to have the support of family and friends. As a running mom, it’s essential. It would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to run and race if I didn’t have Beer Geek’s support. He’s always been really good about making sure I have time to run and sometimes sends me out for a run when he realizes that it’s necessary for my mental state.
Lately though, his support has reached a new level. He’s been finding new races for me to run. A race that ends or starts at a brewery? “Let’s” do it! A race that does something weird like cross a border? Hey, honey, I think you should run that. At least he hasn’t decided that this is a good idea (yet).
I had an excellent run tonight. It was one of those runs I just didn’t want to do and my knee was bothering me when I first started. Thankfully, the knee worked out its issues quickly and I settled into a nice pace. Mile 1: 9:21. Nice, felt good. I was just running comfortably. Mile 2: 9:11. OK, I’ll take that. I wasn’t paying a whole lot of attention to Garmin, but when I glanced down near the end of mile 3, I realized I was comfortably running an 8:45 pace. Mile 3: 8:52. Hmm, well, I wonder if I can beat that for mile 4. Yep. Mile 4: 8:40. Well, must finish strong. Mile 5: 8:23! even with a huge uphill at the end. 5 miles in about 44:45. I ran an extra half mile to cool down and called it good.
Tomorrow is my long run. I’m planning 8 miles. I wonder how it’ll go with less than 24 hours between tonight’s speedy run and tomorrow’s long run. Guess I’ll find out soon enough.