This morning I went out for an easy 3-miler. The weather was my idea of perfection: 50 degrees and a little cloudy from last night’s rain. I don’t have to work today, so I woke up cheerful and not feeling rushed to get my run in. Little Boy wanted to run with me and his company was pretty much icing on the cake of my morning.
Before we took off, Little Boy and I decided on a game plan: run half a mile, walk for ten seconds, repeat. Little Boy enjoys running, but he tends to take off fast and burn out quick, so I’m trying to teach him how to regulate his pace for longer runs. He loved looking forward to the walking breaks, managed to keep a really steady pace and didn’t complain at all during the run. We ran a nice, relaxed pace and chatted while we ran. I put him in charge of the camera and every time he took a picture he asked, “Are you going to put that one on your blog, Mom?” Yes, Little Boy, I am.
We saw three huge cranes in this field, which of course didn’t show up in the picture. Bummer. At least the morning sky looks pretty, even if that desolate field doesn’t. My runs are pretty utilitarian as far as the scenery goes.
We ended up having a terrific run, and beat Little Boy’s previous best time by over ten minutes!! Final stats: 3.1 miles in 29:40 (this includes our walking breaks but not the two red lights we stopped for). I couldn’t ask for a better start to the weekend!
Stay tuned for a really exciting announcement on Monday (hint: there will be prizes!) Happy Friday!!