This morning my 1 year old, Maisy, decided that 5:30ish was a perfectly acceptable wake up time. I took that as her saying that she wanted to go out on our run before it got hot! I dug through all of my laundry (I’m still sorting it all out from the big move) and couldn’t find my favorite running pants. I settled on my least favorite pair (super baggy, ugh!) and we headed out. I was a ball of grumpiness — being woken up early and not being able to find my clothes, but I knew that once I finished my run, I’d be a happy camper. I was!
It was my first run in my new subdivision, so while I had driven the route before, I wasn’t totally sure that it was stroller friendly. I was so happy to find that not only was it 100% flat sidewalks, but there were ramps at every corner! I hated running through the neighborhood at our old sub — the sidewalk slanted at every driveway, and it would wreck my ankles each time.
I set out prepared for a sweltering run, but since the sun was barely rising, I was pleased to see that I didn’t even need my sunglasses! It was about 85F or so when we started, so it wasn’t too hot at all in comparison to the 100+ degrees it would be later on in the day. I had gotten dressed to run a few nights ago, but stepped outside and was instantly eaten alive by mosquitoes and it was miserably hot, but the sunset was gorgeous!
I hadn’t run in a few days, mostly because I was physically wiped out from moving since Andrew and I did it 100% ourselves, so this run wasn’t as fast or as far as I would have liked to have gone, but I was pleased with it. There were lots of dog walkers and they all said good morning to me. I hate it when I smile and manage a “Good Morning!” while I’m gasping for breath and they don’t even respond!
Even while I bust my rear to finish these runs, I know I’m not the fastest, and I know I certainly don’t run the farthest, but I’m doing it. Like they say: No matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping everyone on the couch!
Ooh, and you guys — I have a progress picture that I’ll be posting on Wednesday in my weekly Nutrisystem post! EEEEP! I can’t wait to show you!