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Saturday and Son run

Saturday, February 09, 2013

I was looking forward to today, as my son had offered to run with me. It's been since before he deployed, about a year, that we last ran together. Then, I was coming off the hives and all that January / February yuck stuff and barely keeping it together for the 3-4 miles we ran.

Today I kind of "wimped out" in my mind, deciding I didn't have enough lead time to run over to his place and have him join me for the center of the run. Instead, I drove over and we started together. Turns out we did not quite 8 miles which is long for him, intermediate for me now. Yet there is something about running with a companion that just makes the miles go easier.

We ended up walking after about mile 7, as his foot was starting to hurt (he wears those barefoot runners and he's still building distance). And I didn't scare him off enough that he's not willing to go again next weekend.

He's still waiting to hear back about success of a job interview he went for on Thursday. Got my mom-fingers firmly crossed as getting this job makes the whole house/mortgage thing work for them.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the laptop has died again, so I'm typing this on the tablet. Sigh. I schlepped the old slow desktop downstairs so I'll have something to use while I send the laptop off for repairs again, so expect shorter blogs for a while. And fewer comments. Because living life is what will take the focus over writing about it, as it should for all of us.

Still... my Spark friends keep me going and know that my thoughts, vibes and cheers are with you all as we walk the journey to healthier lives through small, consistent changes in habit!

Oh, and three years ago, before I started the couch to 5K program? I would NEVER have considered an 8 mile run "wimping out". emoticon

Life's good. Spark on! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KARIDIAN1 2/10/2013 9:02PM

    I would be lost without my laptop now.

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CONCHA77 2/10/2013 1:28PM

    Wow, Perfect way to spend time with your son!!! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 2/10/2013 10:52AM

    nice that you got a run in with your son. awesome! yep and 8 miles is surely not wimping out!
Have a terrific day today.

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LEANJEAN6 2/10/2013 10:20AM

    Nice to run /walk with most honourable son #1------love it!!! Lynda emoticon

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OPTIMIST1948 2/10/2013 10:09AM

    8 miles = not wimpy. Besides, its the time together, not the distance traveled.

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KANOE10 2/10/2013 9:37AM

    You are in great running shape if an 8 mile run is an easy one for you. I am very glad your son is safe back at home with you.


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DEBRITA01 2/10/2013 8:36AM

    Coming from someone who doesn't run...8 miles is definitely not "wimping out". Funny how our perspective changes and evolves...3 yrs ago, I'm sure you thought 8 miles was an amazing run. And, how nice that you have your son to run with...I'm sure he makes the miles more fun.

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KASEYCOFF 2/10/2013 4:24AM

    M'self, now, I wouldn't consider a one-mile run "wimping out."

Come to think of it, the verb "run" has a definite non-wimpiness to it, lol!

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MRS.DOYLE 2/10/2013 3:05AM

    You are so lucky to have a running companion. I can't get anyone interested in running with me. I agree it would be more fun.

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MNTWINSGAL 2/9/2013 11:29PM

    I was just thinking the same thing....that 8 miles can hardly be considered "wimping out." It's all relative to where you are in the journey, I guess. Congrats on a nice fun-with-son-run....and on being at that spot in your journey where 8 miles is "meh."

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MIRAGE727 2/9/2013 10:34PM

    I'm so happy you two had a great run today, Barb!
I'm patiently waiting for Gianna to run in a race with us one day! The joy is already there as she walked a 5K in December. Today, I walked with G about a mile to train for her Gasparilla Kids Run next Saturday! It's a wonderful time in our lives!

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WATERMELLEN 2/9/2013 8:37PM

    Here's hoping your son gets that job!

Nice work on that "wimp" run, gotta say!! My work out was on skis . . . gorgeous day!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/9/2013 8:25PM

    Keeping my fingers crossed for your son's success as well! And that's great you both got to run! That is so nice to share that time together.

HUGS Barb.

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DALID414 2/9/2013 7:56PM

    Runs in the family (definition of a short/'wimping out' run)

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ANDI571 2/9/2013 7:45PM

    So great you got to run with your son. Wow three years now, congratulations on such an accomplishment.

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PATRICIAAK 2/9/2013 7:44PM

    Great to have healthy 'family time'.

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_LINDA 2/9/2013 7:16PM

    That is awesome you had a run with your son :)) Interesting he is choosing those barefoot runners, especially if all you will run on is cement in the city. I hope he gets the job!!
Sorry to hear about your laptop -on the second time, many would think its time for a new one.
Hard to believe it was only 3 years ago you did the couch to 5K, what an incredibly FAST advancement in fitness! You rock!!!

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DLDMIL 2/9/2013 7:07PM

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GABY1948 2/9/2013 6:49PM

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MSLZZY 2/9/2013 6:39PM

    So glad you had time to run together. Isn't it funny
how time changes our perspective.
Hope you get your laptop fixed shortly. HUGS!

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SLENDERELLA61 2/9/2013 6:24PM

    So good for you and your son to run together!! That is just great, Barb. Wise not to push him too far as he builds distance. I definitely don't consider 8 miles wimping out. Was he impressed by your fitness gains? He had to be!! Hope he said so. Please don't be modest; blogs are great places to toot your own horn! Take good care of yourself and Spark On! -Marsha

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HEALTHY4ME 2/9/2013 6:12PM

    LOVE it imagine I consider any run bad, but on a good day I can walk a fair bit. HUGS and glad you have a SON run!!! Awesome!

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