Happy Easter! I was home for the weekend to spend the holiday with my family.
On Saturday morning, my dad and I drove to a rails to trails path for our long run, a nice and flat paved trail that was abuzz with other runners and cyclists. We got a bit of a late start, so it was almost 8:30am by the time we started running, and already warm. We ran together for the first two miles and then split up for our respective workouts: 22 slow miles for me, and 20 miles mostly at tempo pace for my dad (faster than I can currently run mile repeats).
My pace was fairly consistent–mile 1 and mile 22 were the same pace–but none of the miles were enjoyable. It was one of those runs where I was aware of every step and couldn’t distract myself or get into the zone, so I just plodded along and waited to be done. My dad brought his bike and tracked me down after he finished his run, thank goodness–I was about ready to quit after 3 hours. Nothing hurt (go hamstrings!), but I was just overall not feeling it and couldn’t make my legs go any faster. A little encouragement and a water refill helped, and I was thrilled to be finished!
After the run, we made a pit stop at Speedway for pop and powerade, played cards over lunch, and then got ready for Greg’s concert. My brother Greg is part of an a cappella group at school, and they had a concert on Saturday evening that my whole family went to. He’s a really good singer and had a few big solos, so I was excited that I was able to go to his concert.
He totally rocked Let it Be–check it out here! He’s the one in front who leads the song.
I also finished Gone Girl (Bre- thanks for letting me borrow it…a few months ago) like the rest of the world, so I am on the lookout for a new book. Suggestions?
Do you look like your siblings?
Do you like a cappella?