I laid in Bed....it was warm, I was tired, Muscle Man was sleeping... I DID NOT WANT TO GET UP!! Last year at this time I would hop out of bed ultra excited to dominate a Long Run.. Not sure what shifted. I knew I NEEDED to get up and get moving. The Fleet Feeters were on the trail including Endurance Girl HERE, the local Power Bar rep. Janna texted that she would be late so I formed a plan to run out 1 mile then loop back for her, the out and back was only 15 so I had to make up miles anyway.
So I spent the first mile chatting with Endurance Girl, come to find out Power Bar has the course support at Boston, GOOD TO KNOW, and Endurance Girl is an Iron Woman a few times over, SUPER COOL!! Before I knew it the mile was up and I ran back to get Janna (AKA Lioness). The other Fleet Feeters on the trail were great asking "Are you OK?" with concern.. I told them I didn't want my Little buddy to run solo..
The cows were out in the muddy field showing off their new Calves, 5 of them played hopping and rubbing noses, TOO CUTE! I found Janna and we were off. This run was TOUGH! I was tired from the minute I started running, my body is telling me something, maybe I need more vitamins.. I can usually remember my runs in vivid detail, but not when I am tired. All I remember is a family of 6 doing a workout. The oldest about 14 ran ahead, Mom tried to keep up, a little one about 10ish was slumped over almost crying, while the 8ish year old swapped pushing the Jogger with the little one about 2 and Dad. I wondere4d how often they worked out together.
Gear: Bondiband, Helly Hansen base layer, Brooks vest and Brooks Spartan II pants.
I thought I turned my phone off but at about 7AM I could hear it buzzing, about that time Little Stud #1 was thirsty. I checked and it was a text from Zoe HERE who wanted to do 9 miles!!! I needed to get in 8 miles total since I missed some miles earlier in the week, so I asked if she could come meet Amy and Me. She could!! I was SUPER EXCITED, have not run with Zoe in ages, since before Goober..
Amy, Zoe and I set out on a drizzly rainy run, the goal was about 10:30 pace (RECOVERY RUN). I did not wear a hat and immediately regretted it, but the temp was OK and the rain was refreshing. We all chatted as the miles ticked away. Amy headed back at 3.5 to Finish with 7 miles, I FELT BAD!! I wanted to loop back, drop her off and go back out, but she seemed determined. I am sure in the weeks to come we will all stay together.
Zoe and I hit stride like we had never been apart, what a JOY!!! Considering how GROSS I felt the day before my heart was full as the miles passed easily. We got close to the turn and Zoe said "Want to do 10?" How can I pass up more miles?? Then I said we needed to do 10.2 so I could run a full Marathon over the 2 days.
Mid-way we stopped to stretch and made friends with an Osprey in the Buffalo field, we named him/her Florence (Flo). He/she was puffing up the feathery chest and rubbing it on the fence, it was funny. There were very few people out, but we did meet another friend, a Salamander that looked like a branch on the trail. I spotted him near Zoe's sneaker, we stopped and she kindly lifted him off the trail for safety, we named him Salavatore (Sal). Our trail friends are growing, we did not make it far enough South to see Sam and his Bald Eagle buddies, maybe next time.
Hmmmmm Maybe I just need to slow down and enjoy?? Thanks to Zoe and Amy for a WONDERFUL and relaxed morning run..
26.2 for the weekend!! I burned a ton of calories and earned my chance to EAT on Super Bowl Sunday, which is another story, but I am out of time for today..
- How was your weekend??
- Running? Eating? Watching the Half Time show??