Well, I did run Saturday afternoon. A little. A very little....lol. I went to the gym and warmed up on the bike then went out. I ran the first mile in 8:37. I swear this is a true mile and time! I know in the past I've been negligent on my actual mile measure, but I got it this time. Anyway, it was about 93 degrees out and I'd worked the night before until after midnight. Might have gotten 4 hours of sleep. To say I was tired is an understatement. So I walked back to the gym, kicking pine cones all along the way. Had my iPod on my faves playlist...had some "me" time I guess.
I haven't been too into running lately. The kids are out of school, I'm working days now, Friday Runners Club ended for the summer and my tried and true running friend went to Maine for the summer. Probably eating lobster all day....grrrrrr...(come back Mike, come back!!!!!)
There are a few exciting things going on that should get me back in the spirit.
1. July 5th 5K
2. 1/2 marathon training program at the YMCA in July
3. 5K weekly beach runs at Siesta
4. Ed is going to start running with me!
All are pretty exciting, especially numbers 2 and 4. The 1/2 marathon training program is run by my coach (he's letting me be a co-captain) so I know the program well. If all the people I've talked to really do sign up, there should be a pretty big turn out. I'm looking forward to meeting some new runners and working on my speed for the space coast marathon in November.
Ed is a friend of mine. He and his wife Joan are one of the first people I met when I started running in October. I met them in my first race on December 15, 2007. They are 2 very special people, very involved with the Zoomers club and our community here in North Port. Joan was city commissioner for a while and still is an interested, active contributor to so many committees. Joan doesn't hear/understand the word "no".....LOL. Not that she hears the word too often anyway. Who can say "NO" to Joan????? I've been to a few of these meetings and have seen her in action. She's an inspiration to so many!!!
Joan doesn't run anymore but she is at every race helping from beginning to end. Ed runs. And I have the good fortune to be able to run with him. YAY! I need to run with people one on one now and then to keep me focused. I realised that when Friday Runners Club ended. I don't have anyone to run with anymore. It's kind of a weird thing. Runners are usually loners on the road, but I'm a major people person. While running by myself is wonderful 80% of the time, I still need to have people to talk with, compete with and share the road with. So I'm really looking forward to running with Ed. And guess what Ed has??? Yeah....a GARMIN! He even said I could use it! I wouldn't know how....you should see me with my stopwatch...haha!!
I mentioned Ed in an earlier post. He's the friend who was waiting to hear about the NY marathon lottery. Remember I was being selfish and hoping he didn't get in so he could run Space Coast with me in November? That was Ed. And he got into NY! While I'm sorry he won't be running Space Coast beside me (well, 4 miles ahead of me) I am very, very happy for him. Running NY was a goal for him. How can I be unhappy about that??
Happy Father's Day to all you Dads. I hope your day is a special one. My husband is a wonderful father and as soon as he gets home from work, he'll know just how much we love him. Which is A LOT!