7 miles! My longest run since the marathon! It’s humbling, and a little embarrassing, and it does feel good to be getting into the groove again. Since this was the first time in a long time I was on my feet out there pushing the stroller and the kid for longer than an hour, I made a few observations, and was reminded of a few things.
-So many people are texting and driving. Still? Really? We almost got hit twice
-Zicam really is helpful, and running really is an antihistamine
-There are a lot of really cute little neighborhoods in Glens Falls! I can’t believe some are so close to me and I have never run them before
-Old men are obnoxious about the stroller running. I had at least 3 old men tell me I was running too slow and that I was “behind pace” while looking at their watches and winking at me. One I nearly flipped the bird, but caught myself at the last minute. Another I “jokingly” told he was welcome to take over for me, since I had been at it for 7 miles and was tired. His wife said “oh honey he wouldn’t even make it to the corner. Good for you!”
-So many young moms around town were SO kind to us and to me for running with him! I LOVE that, we ARE a tribe and we need each other’s support!
-We got chased by a chihuahua named Johnny
-A stroller run is so helpful for forcing a kid with a cold to take a nap when he refuses
-Fast food is one of the actual most disgusting smells to me, especially when I am running
-60 degrees with full sun is too warm for capris! Aaaannnndddddd it’s time for my hat again
-A post disgusting salty sweaty run shower is one of the most amazing feelings ever
-A glass of wine on the patio after said run and shower is the other most amazing feeling
-Given how hard that run felt yesterday, I am pleasantly surprised by how good my body feels today. Beet root powder?
-I have a whole other post about it coming this week, but I had the best night of sleep I have pretty much ever had after a hard effort run. Credit due to Nuun Rest? I HOPE so! Because if so it’s able to be replicated!
-Even without the tablet to keep him occupied, Wicket is really such an excellent running partner. He’s so patient and observant
-It felt weird, but good, to run without a planned route. Thank you Garmin for keeping me to my mileage
I am so excited for next week’s long run! 10 miles with Julia! One of my most FAVORITE RUNNING BUDDIES EVER!