This was one of those days – We are expecting a fairly substantial amount of rain over the next 3-5 days, so we had to do a lot of the outside work today. Things like mowing the lawn, going north to get more 30-40 pounds of rhubarb, see how Dad was doing, stop at Paris Farms for fence posts (also stop at my favorite Tastee Freeze – Sawyer’s up in Newport – just has a lot of great memories for me).
Also I stopped and saw some people I used to work with at Good Will-Hinckley and it was great talking about the old-times and where things are headed. Felt good that they couldn’t believe how much different I look now compared to then. Found out some bad news about a former student and that hurt more than a little. Overall, the visits were positive and it felt good to re-connect with some of the people that I really missed.
All this meant that I didn’t get to run this morning and when I didn’t get home until after 5:00, I figured that I wouldn’t have time to get one in. However, TheWife is great and she knew that after the hectic day, I needed the run. So I did an easy 5.0, with each mile slower than the one before it 🙂 reverse tempo run.
I purposely slowed down after mile 2.0, I wanted to save my legs for a longer run in the morning – hopefully before the rain gets here too bad. May try for the first 15.0 of the year, but will probably settle for a 10 miler, but depends on how I feel and how my legs feel at the turn.
Did I mention how great and supportive of my running that TheWife is, she knows how important it is for me to just run :-).