3.1-Mile Run – COMPLETED
Here’s a short list of things I am loving on this Tuesday that you can’t put a price on…
1. Running without PAIN!!!!
Today I did my first “outdoor” run since my little running injury. It’s hard to believe that it was over 6-weeks ago. How painful it was to even walk. While I still have a little nagging twitch here and there, overall it does not hurt to run but I was nervous about running on actual pavement. I was going to take it to the track but I didn’t want to run 1-mile to the track or drive. So I just picked out my usual, short “cul-de-sac route”. I forgot how much I loved running in this weather. I packed shorts because I haven’t ran outdoors since October and I was still wearing shorts.
2. Lunch Time Runs in Fall/Winter temps:
3. Christmas Music: I say every year that I’ll wait till after Thanksgiving to play some Christmas music but I could NOT help myself.
I have been listening to Christmas music since yesterday — and I even played it on my lunch run, thanks to Pandora.
4. Picking up Lili from school. I pick up Lili on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Tuesdays/Wednesdays my in-laws are able to pick her up and they have offered other days as well, BUT I’m selfish with my time with her and absolutely LOVE seeing her face when I pick her up. She has this HUGE grin on her face, she gets up and runs to me with opened arms. You just MELT from it the moment you see her face.
And my job rocks for letting me bring her back to work the last two hours of the workday. I am truly blessed. And she’s honestly a very good kid. Yesterday she must have been so excited because not only was she so sweet but she interacted with anybody that spoke directly to her (which she usually is timid and shy). She was working on some school work when the big boss came up to her.
He asked her what she learned in school and she said, “The letter C”. So he asked her, “what word starts with the letter C?” And she answered, “Computer and Cat!” Then he gave her a high-five and left for the day.
It looks like we’re supposed to have some snow headed our way tomorrow afternoon into the evening. I’m supposed to pick up my race packet for the race on Thursday morning but I’m wondering if I’ll just skip the race pick-up and grab it before the race. I prefer to have it ready just in case I run late in the AM. You never know how it’s going to be with the kids… I should see if there’s a race pick-up this evening…
What’s your favorite thing with no money value right now?
Do you prefer to run in the HUMIDITY or FRIGID COLD temps??
Happy Tuesday, friends.