Monday, October 22, 2012
you get bummed out because you have to postpone your weekly long run with the local running store for one day.
I had to postpone my Saturday run until Sunday due to my mother in law's flight. She went to Venezuela for one week (my husband is half Venezuelan/ half French) and she flew back here, to Miami, Friday night. I take my daughter to speech therapy on Saturdays and the airport is on the way so I had already planned to take my MIL to the airport last week.....that did not happen. Friday night, after my husband picked his mom up from the airport, I was double checking the game plan for the morning. Since my MIL lives in northern Florida, she does not get a chance to enjoy Venezuelan food until she comes to Miami. The new game plan was my husband and his mom getting up at 6:45 to get dressed and have breakfast by 7, chit chat and take her to the airport by 8. Well there goes my Saturday morning run with the group. My husband tried to talk me into still running on Saturday morning, and he would take his mom to breakfast and the airport as planned....just leave the kids at home for about 30 minutes alone. Without a doubt, absolutely no!!! I could not focus on my run knowing my 4 and 7 year old were home alone.
I run alone during the week so I really look forward to running with the group on Saturdays. It is not a huge group, but I feel safe getting a start on my run before the sun comes up. It is still pretty hot and humid here even early in the morning. When I have to do my long runs alone on the weekends, I leave the house a little later (the group run starts at 6:30) Sunday I headed out the door by 7:15. I tried a new route for my 9 miler and I had a good run. I ran over to a park that is fairly large; one lap around is a little short of a mile. This park flows in one direction with a lane for cars, another lane for bikes and one for runners/ walkers. I did 3 laps and with each lap there were more walkers and runners to run around. On my way back, I had to add a little mileage to get in my 9 miles, so I started to turn into a few of the strip malls to add a few more steps. In the first strip mall, I found a nickel...not bad. In the 2nd strip mall, I found $5!!!!! I never find money on my runs so I was ecstatic. And what better way to finish off my Sunday than a trip to the beach. It was very windy. The water was very choppy and not a good day for the little ones to be in the water without an adult nearby. My husband had a little mishap; he went in with his prescription glasses and came out without them.
Have a great week everyone.