Today was an off day but I came home from the Disney Marathon Weekend so pumped I had to run.
My 11 y.o. daughter said she would run with me. She trained this summer with my husband in our neighborhood so she could tell me a 2-mile run and where the 1/2 mile point was, etc.
We walked from our house for about .25 mis. Then we hit the START. We ran at her pace for 1/2 mi (which is faster than mine). Then we ran at my pace for 1/2 mi. Then we turned around, continued at my pace for 1/2 mi. Somewhere in there we walked for 90 seconds and the last block we walked 60 seconds. Then we ran at her pace until the 1.5 mi mark. Then it was all uphill and she ran ahead at her pace and I jogged and walked at mine and met her at the top of the hill where she held her fake microphone and MC’ed like the DJ at the marathon about me finishing my 2 miles. Then we walked home the .25 miles and talked and laughed together.
I noticed that running without my headphones on allows me to hear my out-of-breath breathing and makes me feel more out of breath. I’ll have to work on that.
We want to do the Disney Princess 5k together, but it is the morning of her birthday party. It would be tough to squeeze in but would be lots of fun!!! And especailly having just come home from the Disney Marathon Weekend, it’s just so tempting. The time, the gas, the money… should WE?????
It’s really not an excuse not to run, because I’d walk a mile and still just do it to be at the innaugural race – but it’s the time, the gas, the money… I’m debating, but leaning towards YES!!
So all in all, today was
2.72 miles in 36 mins.
(that includes the walking warm up and cool down.)