|Day 3 |
Youngest and I were chasing daylight.
See that star? He named it, Kerblatz-O.
It led us us home.
8 degrees for Tony's AM run, 19 for our 4 PM run.
One of our longer runs by the water.
Youngest detailed his plans for his
"Car of the future" during this 3 mile run.
Temps in the 29 range.
Snow is almost gone, ice is no longer an issue on the path.
With temps in the 38-41 range, the January Thaw is upon us.
Two miles down to the ocean and back.
Temps in the low 40's...
Youngest reveals that a Hippo can run 25 mph.
Youngest and I ran and walked the 3 mile bike path.
It was rainy and foggy, perfect for us, not so good for fishing.
That run was the only thing I got done the ENTIRE day.
Temps in the high 40's
Still chasing daylight, but on this day
the sunset was beautiful over the bogs.
Temps were an unprecedented 61 degrees.
Never fear though, Youngest and I are still going strong. If I'm being honest, when signing up I thought it would be a piece of cake. I had been running 3 or more miles 3 times a week, so one mile should be easy, seriously... it's 15 minutes a day. Except that the first mile for me is always the hardest, which makes this challenge anything but easy.
And, the thing about running everyday is that you have to do it.... everyday.
I am a very scheduled individual. My days are planned to the minute. This challenge has had me pushing everything off to the side burners, and sometimes back into the fridge, so that we can make our run. The other catch? Youngest is ten. He can not run alone, so now I have to run with him. This means that our daily run is contingent on what we both feel up to that day, which is hardly ever the same. It also means that I just can't get it out of the way when I have time. Right now our system is, off the bus, run, homework, dinner, basketball, shower (if we're lucky) and bed. It gets it done, yes, but it makes for a crazy afternoon.
Running with him everyday also means no headset and music for me. With the snow, melting ice and puddles we forced to run further into the street than I would like, so I need to hear the cars coming before I can see them. It's been a huge challenge to pace myself without a rhythmical beat but, without my ear buds I can hear him as well.
His plans of grandeur.
His day at school.
Who he likes and doesn't like at school.
His wardrobe issues. (Evidently, he's slimmed down so much he needs a belt.)
His views on our local environment, as well as his extensive narwhal knowledge.
What we should have for dinner.
Seems I'm getting more from this challenge than just a nice backside and a T-shirt.