This morning's run ( easy run - 6 miles, 5:30am) was a dull photo copy of the past couple Saturday runs. I was thinking of taking a different route closer to the water, but it was gloomy out this morning, so I kept to my normal path to the recreation drive area and back. The crowd was the same, Elijah running group and a few other runners.
I imagine a lot of people are running the Wrigley 5k today, so I wasn't surprised to see a sparse showing on the lakefront path this morning. I ended up going a bit too fast on my return trip, threw in a couple fartleks when I had to get around some of the Elijah groups. Had about a mile left and slowed it down a lot to try to not go under an 8 minute mile for an recovery run.
I'm sad since as I write this, it's getting sunny out! bleh. And to follow up from my previous post - Saturday Morning Cuddles! (My daughter always blinks for the flash, sorry honey)
|I swear she is awake|
And bonus kid footage, vacuuming has become a contact sport - a clip from our vacuum cleaner wars this morning!
I've been mentally prepping myself for tomorrow, Mother's day! You may be asking, prepping for what? Well, if you are a bit of an obsessive runner, you hate missing a run unless you are sick or hobbled. Tomorrow is my long run, and I won't be able to do it at 9:30am, my wife is going to sleep in tomorrow and taking her and my mother in law out to breakfast. So that means I need to get my 13 miler done, changed and ready to get my kid up by 7am! So I'm guessing that means I have to get up around 4:15, give myself 45 minutes to drink coffee and clear my system up and give myself some extra time for the run. I need to find a nap time at some point tomorrow!
Have a great day everyone!
How do you fit your runs in on holidays and family events without being inconvenient to the event?
Any special Mother's Day plans?