When I was changing Little Stud #1 came in the room and said "Mommy you look like Princess Leia when she was with Jabba. Hmmmm only she was not wearing socks." OK for those non Star Wars fans below is the picture that he is referring to..
Considering that after having Little Stud #2 I was a size 18-20 with a sizable belly, being told that I resemble the image above was HUGE!! And since 4 year old are nothing if not honest I know he is telling the truth. Funny how compliments can come in the funniest ways.
If you have been Following Tall Mom for any amount of time you have met my FRIEND Zoe. We have run together for a few weeks in a row now....I had thought my group training with Fleet Feet was going to start yesterday but it didn't....so YIPPEE we met for another long run.
Fastest mile, the last mile 8:25
It was Zoe's idea to try the 10 miles FAST. Early on we both felt like our legs were in SAND. The Orting trail is slightly uphill going South. Around mile 5 my legs felt lighter, and the miles passed quickly. Along the way we saw, a gang of dogs, portly men on bikes, and BIRDS! I am becoming a running bird watcher.
We stopped with about a mile left...not to take a picture, but this is WAY more interesting than the parking lot.. We stopped for this.
Our good friend the Bald Eagle was perched on a branch just above the trail. This lead to conversation about whether is would be lucky to be pooped on by a Bald Eagle. Not wanting to find out, we took off to finish. I am a start fast and get slower type of runner, so when Zoe had her kick at the end I was having a hard time keeping up. Our last mile was the FASTEST?? 8:25 pace. I LOVE LOVE running with Zoe and am not sure I am ready to give that up for the Fleet Feet training group.
FLEET FEET TRAINING GROUP:
The meeting of about 60+ 1/2 Marathon and Marathon folks for the training group was in the small Fleet Feet store from 7-9PM. I picked up my training plan and the Goal time was 3:47:47?? My goal is to qualify for Boston which means my time goal is 3:40. I may not be able to make my goal, but I want my plan to be geared toward that finish time. So my plan is being edited. From the meeting I got the feeling the group is for brand new runners..
THANKFULLY they finally had shoes in my size. I went with Asics Kayano's again, mainly because I can't afford to get hurt and I have had success with the Kayano's. Thanks Tall Mom and Dad for the gift card!! Training starts this week, 3, 5, and 6 with the LONG 7 miler together. Do you think they would mind if Zoe showed up?? LOL!!