Staycation & Running
Friday, October 15, 2010
Dan and I have been "stay"cationing this week. Unlike past times when we've staycationed, we were mindful this time to create fun, relaxing, and enjoyable days together. It's been, so far, a truly lovely time.
This morning, as part of our time together, we decided to go for a jog. What was neat about this for me is that Dan and I could actually reasonably run together. Now, mind you, Dan averages a 7:30-mile pace typically for the distance we ran today (about 4 miles). But it wasn't out of his range to jog with me at my 10:30-mile pace since that's about the pace he keeps on his long runs. It's just nice to be able to run together and not feel like he's practically WALKING along side of me (he IS 6'3" vs. my 5'8").
The leaves are at peak color around these parts (we're just north enough and in the "mountains" in NJ enough). Here's my favorite picture Dan climbed up to take while we were running: