I was a little surprised though, that I was only up for 4 miles. It wasn't that long ago I was running 8-10 once a week. The last few weeks my "long" run has been down to 6, but that was very doable. Yesterday, 4 was it. I was done. Even with great company and a very easy pace. Hmmm.
It was nice to have the company of my old once a week running partner Evie though. Almost all last year, Evie and I met up once a week to run at the local park. Then she got pregnant. Then I got pregnant. I think we only ran once or twice while both pregnant. Either she struggled with an injury or I struggled with morning sickness and then the winter came. With all of that our runs were history. She had her son, ND about a month ago and she's back up and running. My running is on the way out so we were perfect running partners once again. Hooray! I am looking forward to many more runs together this summer and beyond! And soon we can add in playdates!
But all four of us were perfect together really. AR just ran her stellar 3:06 at the Cleveland Marathon on Sunday and the removal of her gall bladder on Monday (crazy!) and CV is recovering from a very nasty hamstring injury so none of us were at our prime to say the least. Even the rain was perfect. It felt really good, breaking up the warm muggy air.
After our little party in the park, E came home with me to hang out since her hubby was out of town and we don't get to hang out much these days. She ended up spending all day playing with peanut and yapping with me about this and that. She helped me straighten up the house. She watched peanut while I peed a million times and mrp transplanted his tomatoes. She even stayed for my gourmet dinner of Trader Joe's pizzas and salad, finally sharing a Hoe Gaarden with mrp that they had been planning since her 3:05 pr in Columbus last fall.
A very nice day, indeed.
Today the weather is beautiful: sunny and 70's. I feel like poo. I was getting dressed to head out for a few miles, but hit the bed half way through. I was just too tired. I thought of something Evie told me a while back. In a few months when we are in the thick of training there will come a time when we'll really wish we could take a day off. That day off will serve me better today. So, once peanut is up from his nap we'll go for a walk in the park instead and I'll take a rain check for that run, cashing it in in a few months when I'm starting to fit back in my clothes and the miles are starting to flow like they used to.