The votes are in and yesterday’s run was deemed a success unanimously. Thanks everyone!
This morning, I was awoken by a sweet little boy who crawled into bed with Tom and me. His timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I stayed next to him long enough for him to fall back to sleep and then I rolled out of bed…and I went out for a run.
I took to the local park where there is a paved path with areas where an equestrian trial runs parallel to the main path. I have never actually seen horses on the trail, but I am always happy to have a break from the pounding of the pavement.
My feet crunched along the path for 8 or so miles. I have always loved that sound. Crunch, crunch, crunch. My iPod battery was essentially dead, so I had the crunching for my running soundtrack today.
“Run long” – the task at hand. No problem; I can do that. I am back on a training schedule and it feels good. Even though I wasn’t feeling FAST today – thanks to the guy in blue who passed me TWICE – I was steady and strong.
After my run, I drove towards home feeling accomplished for getting my run done so early in the day. I picked up a latte at my favorite coffee shop, and went home to the Napping House where everyone was still sleeping. My feeling of accomplishment and efficiency grew inside of me. Then, I looked around the house and the feeling suddenly disappeared. *sigh*
We loved The Napping House when my kids were young. All of Audrey and Don Woods books are great!! We also loved “King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub”
Nice run. I just lazed in bed for an hour and then it was too late to run.
“Help, Help” cried the Page when the sun came up, “21st Century Mom’s in the bed and she won’t get out”
“Oh, who knows what to do?”
Nice run. I’d say your 5-mile was a success as well! Did you make it to see the movie w/your adorable son?
That doesn’t change the fact you had an excellent run. Way to swing back into form!
Well, I’m impressed by your accomplishment and efficiency. Good job on the 8 miles. Since my house has been on the market, it is always neat and tidy. I hope it sells soon–I don’t know how long I can hold this pace! :-)
The post run coffee makes everything worth while.
I have that sigh feeling too when I look around.