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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Run #86

I started with a 5.0 mile run to Starbucks. (Different Starbucks than before.... This is the third Starbucks I've incorporated into my Saturday runs!) The run was pretty good. My energy wasn't fantastic, but it was enough, and I ended up with that 10:55 pace I seem to keep hitting. (Total time 54:35.)

I had plenty of time to cool down and to recover with a smoothie. Hubby and kids came to pick me up, and we all went downtown for a 4 mile charity walk/run benefiting Water For People. Hubby pushed the kids in the stroller. My pace varied widely, from walking, to running incredibly slowly while Chickie (4 years old) ran with me, to running by myself at a pace in my normal range. The 4 miles took a little over an hour. I probably ran about half of the course. I was so proud of Chickie; I bet she ran 2/3 to 3/4 mile (with just one break in the middle to go potty)! She may be in better shape than I was when I started running!

It is a beautiful day to be outside! I absolutely LOVE starting my weekend with a long run! I used to be so lazy on most Saturdays, and I'd get kind of down in the dumps, sitting in my house wasting time. I still like to be lazy for some of the weekend, but when I start with a run, my mood is so much better!


Eternal Lizdom said...

Sounds like a great way to start the day! While my morning didn't include 9 miles of walking and running... I did meet some moms and get them started on the C25K program and then jogged home from the park! And you are right- the day is just better when it starts out with a run!

Lola said...

Wow- 9 miles! I love how you worked it in.

I want to have my daughter do a fun run with me too- they have a "rookie run" here at the end of May - I think it's 100 yards or something- but she's very interested in my running, so I want to explore that with her.